Dogs make great study partners, University of Denver research says
DENVER -- Dogs make great companions, but a unique program and the University of Denver are proving that they also make great study partners. A group of DU students, who are pursuing their master's degrees in social work, are using class time to play and learn alongside dogs. "One of the questions that we'll be playing around with is how you would do a mental status exam," said Philip Tedeschi, who is a DU professor and executive director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection.