Video: Canines Comfort Children in Courtrooms

When a child is called to be a witness in a trial, it can be traumatic.

A courtroom in Oklahoma is trying to make it easier for kids to testify by bringing in volunteer dogs for them to feel safer. Thankfully this doesn’t actually have to happen often, but when it does it makes a huge difference for the child.

Meet the Author: Thomas Mulcahy

Thomas can't remember a time when his household didn't have a four-legged member of the family. When our Giant Schnauzer isn't digging around for rodents to play with, she's patiently waiting for food to drop to the floor or barking at the mailman. Thomas now swears by Schnauzers as being the best breed ever—they don't shed and they're the smartest and most entertaining dogs he's ever met. Plus the Giants make great wrestling partners.

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