therapy dogs of johnson county http://iowapublicradio.org en Therapy Animals http://iowapublicradio.org/post/therapy-animals <p>One of the ways the people of Newtown, Connecticut are recovering from last week's shooting is with the aid of therapy dogs. Animal assisted therapy is a type of therapy which uses trained animals to reduce anxiety and facilitate healing.</p><p>Ben Kieffer talks with three Iowa therapists who works with animals. They discuss the history of animal assisted therapy, how the treatments work, and the special animals involved in these therapies.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:22:23 +0000 Ben Kieffer 12315 at http://iowapublicradio.org Therapy Animals