Therapy Dogs visit the Beeghly Oaks Center

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Neighbors | Submitted.Members of Go Team Therapy brought 20 different therapy dogs to meet with residents of Beeghly Oaks May 4.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Twenty therapy dogs from Go Team Therapy visited residents of Beeghly Oaks on May 4.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Therapy dogs waited patiently for residnets of Beeghly Oaks to be ready for their visit.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Therapy Dogs from the Go Team visited residents of Beeghly Oaks in Boardman May 4.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

Therapy Dogs from Go Team Therapy Dogs visited Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on May 4.

According to Tracy McCoy, the recreation director at Beeghly Oaks, more than 20 different dogs visited with residents.

“The residents were so excited to see the different dogs,” McCoy said.

The group brought therapy dogs to the building as part of their etiquette training.

The dogs waiting patiently outside of the residents rooms, learning skills and patients required of therapy dogs.

“The dogs lined the hallways and brought joy to all of our residents,” McCoy said.

To help with the training McCoy said she placed a photo of a dog outside of the residents rooms that the dogs were allowed to go in to. The dogs had to listen carefully to their trainers, only going in certain rooms and waiting patiently for permission.

“We can’t wait until they come back next year,” McCoy said.

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