Dogs Now at DFW Airport De-stressing Passengers

DALLAS - It`s a doggie debut for DFW International.  The airport strolled out 12 therapy dogs waiting for passenger to pet.

K9 crews will be roaming the terminals in search of stressed out passengers in the dog-eat-dog world of travel. Dog volunteer, Anne Vissero says, "We`re just going to try to visit with passengers that might need a little dog therapy, just try to lighten the load for the day because we know travel can be stressful."

This isn`t just a walk in the park for these dogs and their handlers. There's a lot of training before they get on board.

"Oh extensive training, they have to go through extensive training. It could take upward of a year for them to get certified to be able to do this," said Ken Buchanan of DFW International Airport.

So while the therapy duck is making news lately, DFW dogs will be making the rounds.