MJ ("The Music Box M.J.") is a moyen poodle who works regularly with Dr. Jones. M.J. joined the therapy staff in January of 2012 and is particularly helpful for people with anxiety problems and with children with developmental disabilities. MJ will be retiring at the end of 2018. After seven years of loyal therapy service, she plans on taking long walks, eating dog treats, and watching daytime television. Thanks, MJ, you're a great girl!
Bailey ("Bobby's Boy Bailey of Sunningdale") is MJ's son. Born in March 2014, he has completed his training for therapy dog service and began seeing patients in January of 2015. Bailey's pleasant disposition and exuberance will make him a wonderful dog for children and adults alike.
MJ and Bailey have both received training for obedience and therapy service from Bark Busters Atlanta South.
For information on the effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Therapy, see the following article: http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-truth-about-animal-assisted-therapy/00010295