Karl wasn’t just your average therapy dog. He was a five year old white boxer who weighs 65 pounds. He’s part of the Companions for Courage and is a K-9th circuit dog who is allowed to appear in court to provide support for children who are testifying.
The K-9th Circuit Program
The K-9th circuit program dogs are special and provide a sense of protection to children who are testifying in a courtroom. The US courts are now recognizing the need for trauma-sensitive measures, which is why therapy dogs are being used.