My therapy side kick is Gino, a German Shepard/Australian Shepard mix dog. Gino is loving, gentle, and happy to make friends. He is attuned to emotional states and likes to comfort people when he senses heightened emotions. If you sit on the floor, he will likely prop himself in your lap. He is also amazing at listening without interrupting and keeping secrets. I trained Gino in French, but he also knows English commands (even though he likes to pretend sometimes that he does not).