This is probably the most popular room in the University of Lancashire. The university's student union's SOS (Stressed Out Students) created a special puppy room for burned out students to destress. SOS collaborated with the Guide Dogs charity to make this campaign a reality. Students would have to book a time slot and make a donation of £1 to be able to play with the puppies, who will be accompanied by their handlers and have their own “chill room” for when they need a break.
Since the puppies are being trained as guide dogs, the campaign will benefit both humans and canines. “These opportunities give the puppies a chance to get used to being around people, which is great for their development and training to be a successful guide dog,” the student union said.
The puppy room was inspired by a Japanese study proving people perform better on tests if they first spend time with puppies or kittens. The kawaii experiement showed that spending time with these baby animals raised scores by as much as 44 percent! Interestingly, grown cats and dogs did not have as much as an impact as the little ones did.
Check out the video below to see the joy the puppies have brought to the students.
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