Where Are the Dogs?
Dogs in school classroom and public library settings  

Boy reads to dog at La Mesa Library.

A proud moment, good for you!

Some youngsters are unable to have a pet of their own and they really enjoy petting and being with an animal at the same time they’re practicing reading.

Gunnar relaxes and accepts hugs with a smile.

Other young readers hadn’t thought of reading to their own pets at home and are excited to discover another great way to finish their reading assignments.

Many of the classics have stood the test of time and are very popular with youngsters today.

Click on any title to read a brief description of the book as well as convenient ordering information.

The use of dogs in a school setting is primarily for the benefit of struggling readers. The children having the most difficulty learning to read are usually the ones who will spend time in these extra reading sessions.

Great Pyrenees reading education assistance dog waits on the library deck for her next reader.

Cirra waits patiently on the
deck of the library for her
reading sessions to begin.

In a library setting, anyone who wants to read to the dog is welcome. It doesn’t matter whether they are a beginning reader or a very good reader.

Gentle petting and a calm collie
help relax a child who's not too comfortable
around such a large dog.

Look for libraries and public schools in your area and talk to the staff members who have successfully incorporated the use of therapy pets in their reading programs. If there’s not one in your area, be the first!

 

 
 
 

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