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Therapy Dogs can be wonderful. The difference between a therapy dog and a service dog is that therapy dogs do things for other people than their partner. They can bring happiness to the sick or elderly. They can help children learn to read. They can bring partners to people who don’t want a service dog but do need extra companionship. They also do not have the same training requirements of service dogs. I hope you enjoy the article.

Can Dogs Help Kids learn to Read? Therapy Dogs do so much more…. Reprint by Rebecca Delaney A few days a week, Roo goes to the local elementary school, curls up in his spot at the back of the library and listens patiently as children read to him. “Go, Dog. Go!” by P.D. Eastman is his favorite, but he’s not picky — as long as he gets a treat afterward, he’s happy. Roo is a reading education assistance dog (R.E.A.D). Along with his handler, Tina Anderson, Roo works as a literacy … Read More

via The Central Coast Pet Sitter

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