Why read with a dog?

Izzy is a wonderful reading partner

Izzy is a wonderful reading partner

Reading is fun for some children, frustrating for others.

When you can read with your favorite Love Dog, everything seems easier.

The Reading Circles at RISE Educational Resource Center have been very successful and as we wind down for our summer break, let’s recap our best Adventures:

Benny loves being read to
Benny loves being read to

Children read stories about all the Love Dogs they meet

Children have their personal favorite dogs and spend quality time with them

Children learn how to relate to dogs and respect them

Kirby's knee is healed and he is so happy to be at work
Kirby’s knee is healed and he is so happy to be at work

Children ease their way through stories and books with the help of their canine partners

Parents get to introduce their children to dogs in a safe manner

Parents watch as their children progress from level to level of book

Parents observe their children being kind and gentle and loving

Dogs get to do their favorite thing – be held and cuddled and cherished

Dogs show how they could be quiet and still and “listen”

Benny is just one big soft, cuddly teddy bear!
Benny is just one big soft, cuddly teddy bear!

Dogs give the children an hour of unconditional love and assistance

The Love Dogs will be at RISE one more Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 am, and then take July and August off. Reading Circles will resume in September.

During the summer children can continue to meet with “their” Love Dogs in the Everything Dog Class, which teaches children how to be responsible pet owners and how to view the world through the eyes of a dog – discussions include various breeds and their characteristics, how to choose the right dog for your family, basic tips for getting your dog off on the right foot in your home, “do dogs have feelings” and “everything dog.”

Kirby and Benny are ready to teach Everything Dog
Kirby and Benny are ready to teach Everything Dog

Students should attend all 4 classes – $20/session
There will be 2 sessions of this class
Session 1:

  • Tuesdays 6/5/2012, 6/12/2012, 6/19/2012, and 6/26/2012
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Session 2:

  • Thursdays 8/2/2012, 8/9/2012, 8/16/2012, and 8/23/2012
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

RISE is located at 3460 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV in the Advent United Methodist Church http://riseresourcecenter.org

To Register for Everything Dog write to suegrundfest@aol.com