UNH bringing in dogs to relieve stress

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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- The University of New Hampshire has a new way to help students relieve the stress of studying for finals -- playing with dogs.

The university's Dimond Library is bringing in dogs as part of its "Frenz-Free Finals" series. The study buddies and their trainers will be at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. and 1-8 p.m. on Wednesday.

The dogs are from ElderPet, an organization launched in 1982 to connect pets with senior citizens and the disabled. Last year Healthy UNH came up with the idea of using the dogs to relieve students' stress.

The dogs are allowed anywhere in the library except the reading rooms, staff areas and in the special collections area.






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