NMU Wildpups Used in Student Mental Health Research


MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) — All elections are important, but yesterday’s midterm elections proved to be particularly important in terms of voter turnout.

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Not only is it important to participate in elections, but they are also notoriously stressful for all parties involved.

Two therapy dogs and their handlers stopped by UMT to share their magic.

Katie Taylor, with her dog Sadie, and Tara Schafer, with Willow, say their involvement in the NMU Wildpups program is critical to student mental health.

Two therapy dog ​​handlers with NMU Wildpups explain their therapy program and how it works on campus.

Little research on student mental health has been conducted on college campuses. NMU Wildpups changes that.

Very little research has been done on college campuses regarding therapy pets. NMU is changing that.

NMU Wildpups is the registered therapy pet division of Northern Michigan University.

Their handlers are registered with Superiorland Pet Partners.

You and your pet can become a registered pet therapy team by completing the dog handler class. A next class will take place on November 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact Patty Cornish at (906) 485-5815 to register.

You and your pet can become a registered pet therapy team through Superiorland Pet Partners. There is a material handler course taking place on November 19th.

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