The Cavs flew REMINGTON in for the team's shoot around before Game 4 against the Raptors, which the Cavs went on to dominate, taking them into the Eastern Conference Finals. REMINGTON stuck around to watch the Cavs' win.
"All dogs can be therapeutic," said Cathy Mutnick, a certified personal dog trainer in Northeast Ohio. "But therapy dogs are trained to visit strangers. It is just to cheer them up."
Mutnick and Smith both said a therapy dog can help a player's game.
"Dogs just have this ability to make us feel less stressed. I think it's probably the unconditional love," Mutnick said. "I think just to get your mind off the plays you're supposed to do or what you didn't do...It just clears your mind, puts you in a positive mood and you are ready to go again."
"We were talking about getting one as a team," Smith said. "I think it's very beneficial and brings a smile to a lot of people's faces."
While the Cavs search their playbook for ways to win a title, they might find a little of what they're looking for in a furry friend.