Canyon the Therapy Dog visited MTSU’s Walker Library on Sunday to help relieve anxiety from students who were experiencing stress over midterm week.
Canyon visits the library atrium during stressful times of year such as midterms and finals. Students are invited to come up and play with Canyon while taking a break from studying to help relieve stress.
Leah Chism, Canyon’s owner, feels that “It’s nice for [students] to be able to have the companionship of a dog especially during the stressful time of midterms and finals.”
The time students spend with Canyon is beneficial in reducing anxiety and helps to take their minds off of exams.
Canyon will be available again on Thursday to bond with students in the library atrium from 7:30 to 8:30.
Canyon is not a service dog and is a therapy dog. Dogs who are working as service animals should not be approached unless previously approved by the owner.