Monday, October 22

Back to School

Earl spent the summer vacation going to the beach, fishing and swimming...And being at the library listening to kids read books to him!
Now that school is back in session, we have a regular morning scheduled with the kids. He seems to enjoy being there with them. Throughout the semester the guys will read, and we keep a tally of the pages. It will improve their reading and communication skills. This type of therapy provides a relaxed nonjudgemental environment, that hopefully gets the kids excited about reading! Earl makes reading "fun"!

Wednesday, March 28

Earl's Calling

Earl is now an official Therapy Dog! He and I have taken and passed the Good Citizen Test and the training for the therapy program. The Canines for Therapy program trains owners and their dogs to provide animal-assisted visitations in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, group homes and treatment facilities. He had his first visit to a retirement community and was so sweet and calm with the residents.
I have observed a team with the Canines for Literacy Program and hope to be added to the elementary school schedule in the fall.
We are fortunate to have this program right here in our town. The folks that trained us are compassionate and extremely knowledgeable about dogs and their behaviors.


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