Pets as Therapy- resource for educational settings

Pets as Therapy- resource for educational settings

Most people are aware of the benefits dog companionship has for children. 
Dogs can offer a non-judgemental friendship and a safe place to talk about feelings and fears. Dogs can also have a very calming affect on children and can help children to regulate their emotions. 
Pets as Therapy (PAT) is a charity who have dog and owner volunteers who visit schools to provide children with companionship of a friendly, calm dog. 
For more information on visiting PAT dogs and the Read2Dogs scheme, please click the link below

https://petsastherapy.org/information/information-for-establishments/schools

Here is a picture of registered PAT dog, Rosie, who visits schools with her owner, Jo.
Rosie is a 6 year old rescue dog who has been with Jo and her family for 4 years. As well as long walks and swimming in lakes, she loves to be cuddled up next to somebody, being the centre of their attention!
Jo has 2 sons and has seen first hand the positive effect dog companionship has on behaviour and confidence, which is why she wanted to volunteer with PAT and help other children to experience those doggy benefits!