Jackson, Therapy Dog

Jackson is a French Bulldog who brings his Frenchie charm and playfulness to animal assisted therapy sessions facilitated by Susan Schlag, LMFT.  Whether he is taking a nap or dropping a toy in your lap, he is the embodiment of mindfulness as he lives each moment fully.  He can often be found greeting everyone who enters Peninsula Center for Children & Families with his infectious personality.  He can be a bit persistent when he wants your attention and equally loves snuggling, playing, napping and earning treats. Jackson has completed basic obedience training and is a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen.

Some benefits of animal assisted therapy include:

  • Produces automatic relaxation response
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Improves memory and recall
  • Enhances therapy process
  • Builds self esteem
  • Reduces blood pressure, depression, & risk of heart attack/stroke
  • Greater self-control
  • Develops problem solving skills
  • Grows trust and empathy
  • Fosters positive social skills
  • Boosts focus and attention
  • Strengthens balance and fine motor skills
  • susan@peninsulafamilies.com
  • (619) 517-5055