It’s that time of the school year again.

That time when stressed out students whip out the coffee to cram in a few extra hours of studying. Finals are now upon us, and as a result, anxiety is running rampant on college campuses. To combat the pressure, many universities nationwide have adopted programs to help alleviate the tension.

Among these programs include playtime with pooches. Some schools bring in therapy dogs to hang out with students. The result? Much-needed time away from the books, and a momentarily less frazzled brain. According to CNN, studies have demonstrated that spending some time with a pooch can indeed reduce stress levels, making these playtimes the perfect break from the books.

And it’s not just students who can benefit from canine interaction.

As the holidays approach, many of us are bound to feel the pressure to pick out the perfect gift, get time off of work, and travel to far-flung parts of the country to visit family. So go ahead and give your doggy a little scratch behind the ears – it will likely take your mind off of any holiday stressors, just like it’s done for students!

And speaking of low stress, check out our real grass DoggieLawn potty patches! Our dog sod potty patches will keep him indoors for an easy potty solution. Simply place your dog sod litter box inside your apartment for an outdoor-free experience. Your outdoor dog litter box can easily be used indoors, and picking up your dog’s potty is a breeze since it’s all contained on the dog litter box. We also carry poop baggies that come in a variety of colors and fun patterns to match your stylish pooch!

Sources:http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/19/health/students-therapy-dogs/
Photo: Smiling dog; Rennett Stowe; https://flic.kr/p/4Xfcm1