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Booker T Pug - the therapy dog who is helping kids learn to read

melaniethorleymelaniethorley Volunteer community adviser Posts: 129 Pioneering

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As there is so much bad stuff and confusion happening in the world right now, I thought I would share this. I work with a number of SEND schools and alternative learning providers and more and more are getting school dogs. Most of them have poodle in them which prevents moulting and therefore more child-friendly. Maybe we should get a STAART dog...

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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,472 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @melaniethorley

    How adorable is Booker! The photo of him has melted my heart <3 

    I agree more schools should have dogs!  When I was at university we would have therapy dog events where we could go in a room and play with dogs to help us de-stress after handing in essays.  It really boosted morale and calmed everyone down.
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  • melaniethorleymelaniethorley Volunteer community adviser Posts: 129 Pioneering
    I am in total agreement, although I have to say Booker is probably the grumpiest pug I have ever seen. 

    We also have therapy dogs at my university, especially during exam time although some universities have full-on petting zoos with rabbits and llamas.  I think it will take me a while to convince the senior people at Greenwich that we should have alpacas in on a regular basis. 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,472 Disability Gamechanger
    It might take a while but imagine the students faces seeing actual llamas on campus :D  After this academic year they definitely deserve it!
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,680 Disability Gamechanger
    This looks great!
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