Dogs help travelers – level 3

15-03-2024 15:00

Istanbul Airport now offers therapy dogs to calm anxious travelers before their flights.

The program aims to reduce stress and anxiety among passengers. Travelers like Anastasia Podmazova find comfort in petting dogs like Kuki, praising the service. Positive feedback has prompted the airport to consider expanding the project from five to ten dogs. Abdulkadir Demirtas, a customer experience manager, highlights the proven benefits of animal-human interaction in reducing stress.

Dog expert Murat Cengiz Koca ensures that the trained dogs remain calm and unreactive to sounds or people, making them suitable for the role.

Difficult words: prompt (to cause or encourage something to happen), unreactive (not responding to stimuli or external factors).

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What are some of the ways that therapy dogs have been found to help reduce stress for travelers at Istanbul Airport, according to the individuals mentioned in this article?


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