K-9s are getting training to help them cope with the emotional challenges of mental health.
The training is being provided at a facility in Florida and is part of a wider program in which dogs are trained to be more social and outgoing.
A spokesman for the Animal Welfare League of Florida said that the dogs were given a training program called ‘socialization with others’ to help improve social skills and confidence.
This is part the nationwide effort to make sure dogs have a better understanding of themselves and their world, he said.
The training program began last year in Los Angeles and was expanded to the United States earlier this year.
The group says that the training program helps train dogs to recognize and be able to communicate with people, especially those who may be distressed.
It is not clear if the training dogs have been trained to help dogs who have mental health issues, but they are also being trained to work with people with disabilities.