In Wales, an adventure company called Mynydd Sleddog Adventures has partnered with the NHS to provide husky therapy to men in a mental health unit for criminals. There are 22 patients aged 18-58 who participate in the weekly program, which was designed to bring positivity to their lives and build self-confidence. The participants are assigned to a specific husky and learn grooming, dog handling, communication, and puppy training. Graduating from the program gives offenders a sense of pride and accomplishment, and some are even considering a career in animal care upon release from their NHS facility. Canine therapy has been life changing for these patients, who say they now have a new outlook on life and an eagerness to learn thanks to their time spent with the huskies.
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