Pets As Therapy Read2Dogs Scheme

At the veteran age of 9 years old, Toby is enjoying a new phase in his Pets As Therapy role by becoming a Read2Dog at a local rural school.

Research has shown that children can become stressed or nervous when reading to an adult or in front of others.  Amazingly, when a PAT dog is present then the child is more comfortable and not so self-conscious.  Ultimately, both communication and reading skills can improve.

Toby visits the school once a week and is enjoying being read to – particularly as he snuggles up to the children on a bean bag and gets lots of strokes!IMG_0304_LR12

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