Dogs to Help Relax passengers at Charlotte-Douglas Airport

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Traveling can be very stressful and when you are traveling by plane it can be even more hectic.  But for some lucky passengers at the Charlotte-Douglas airport, there are some cuddly canines looking to give them some comfort.  Seven dogs that are specially trained as comfort animals meet and greet passengers in the airport terminal.  These lovely dogs can be petted and hugged, which helps comfort passengers and make them more relaxed.

Studies have shown that when a comfort dog is around, they bring people joy causing them to forget about their worries.  This is great, because many people have a fear of flying, so having these dogs at the airport will help them relax before a flight.  Often time’s children are scared of getting on a plane for the first time, so being able to cuddle a cute dog is definitely a plus for them.  These seven canines are fitted with special vest, which indicate that they are service dogs.  This allows them to be in the airport and other places.  You will often find these dogs at hospitals, where much love is needed.  They bring joy to everyone around them and you can see the moods of the people lift when they are around.

Many people love dogs, so it’s no wonder why these pooches make the perfect comfort animals.  While there are other comfort service animals out there; such as pigs and cats, but dogs just seem to have something special about them.  Watching these dogs in action is a real treat and seeing the reaction on people’s faces when they first see them is priceless.  Surely this program will help to calm passenger’s nerves and only good can come out of this wonderful idea.  As you will see in the video below, all of these dogs are lined up at the terminal waiting on their chance to greet someone.  It seems that the dogs are just as excited about the experience as the people that encounter them. All airports should think about implementing this type of program into their facility. To learn more about this story, please check out the video located below.

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