The R.E.A.D. Dogs program at Zachary Lane Elementary School in Plymouth was featured on last night's and this morning's news shows in KSTP!
Check out the link here. http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3562014.shtml
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Canine Visitors: The Influence of Therapy Dogs on Young Children’s Learning and Well-Being in Classrooms
Here's a great paper that "addresses to the most commonly raised objections to allowing dogs in classrooms and patient rooms and offers practical guidelines for maximizing the positive outcomes of animal assisted activities and therapy."
Click here to read it.
Woofstock is such a fun event for everyone involved, especially those young readers who got to spend some time with the R.E.A.D. dogs. Thanks to everyone for helping the day be such a big success:
Liz & Kady Eleanor & Petey
Sarah & Baxter Rene & Dagny
Betty & Chico Carolyn & Oliver
You know as a therapy animal handler that you are to keep a hold of your animal's leash at all times. There are many reasons for that and Stanley Coren's recent article, Does a Person’s Familiarity Affect a Dog’s Obedience?, highlights one of them.
A dog will respond more readily to the owner than to a either a familiar person or an unfamiliar person.
Click here to read the whole article.
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