It is a common practice across the Atlantic. In France, this is a first. A dog has just been officially named a court assistant dog. He followed a 2-year training in order to be there to help victims, during court hearings, to testify. Very important psychological support.
Great first in France . A dog has just entered the legal sphere. Lol , a black Labrador from Cahors , in the Lot , became the country’s first court assistant dog . All at the request of the prosecutor of Cahors , who thus wishes to open more victims to surrender , and in particular children , during court hearings . An idea that comes directly from the United States and Canada , where the practice is common.
Lol’s mission is childishly simple. He must appease and encourage the victims to give themselves up, to confide . From then on, he takes on the role of a big plush toy that you caress. He turns into a dog of Olympian calm and impressive gentleness . The fact of looking at such a breed is no accident.
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#HANDICHIENS will hand over to the #pompiers de Cahors the first #dog #judicial assistance tomorrow. The handsome Lol was educated in order to be able to appease the #victims during their # testimonial. The presence of the #dog thus helps them to overcome the course of immediate #trauma. pic.twitter.com/yUpFJLOzGM
– Handi’ChiensOfficiel (@handichienscom) March 13, 2019