The University of Southern California has added a new member to the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion.
Professor Beauregard (Beau) Tirebiter, a 2-year-old Goldendoodle, (Poodle X Golden Retriever). He has some important responsibilities, including being social, relieving stress and making visitors happy.
College students are sometimes criticized for being delicate snowflakes who will have a hard time adjusting to the real world. But there are so many health and mental benefits of being around dogs and few dormitories allow them.
For two years the university has been bringing therapy dogs to campus once a week. Since the dogs have been so popular, the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion came up with the idea of having a full-time dog.
Amanda Vanni works in the office with Beau and takes him home with her at night. At home he is playful and energetic. At work he is calm and affectionate.
Beau, a wellness dog, was trained by Canine Angels Service team in Oregon for a year before being hired by USC.
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