Karl the courtroom therapy dog helps children testify


Therapy and service dogs are so versatile, whatever you need in life, chances are there’s a dog out there trained to help you.


I’ve heard of dog helping the handicapped or PTSD patients, but this is the first time I saw a dog trained specifically for this – helping abused children testify against the people who harmed them.


They couldn’t have selected a better dog for this job than Karl, a big white boxer, who often outweighs the kids on the stand but whose mild nature offers much needed comfort for these brave boys and girls who must face their abusers in the courtroom.