A special visit with the Cub Scouts

A fun evening for everyone

A fun evening for everyone

Cub Scouts Pack 37 in Henderson invited the Love Dogs to speak with them about how animals help people. It was a wonderful hour with four dogs leading the way.

Dash shared his special story

Dash shared his special story

We discussed the difference between service dogs and therapy animals. The easiest way to explain the difference is to remember that Service Dogs help their owners by performing a task or alert to  aid with a disability, while Therapy Dogs help others as volunteers with their owners.

Fergie was the happiest dog

Fergie was the happiest dog

Then we talked about all the various jobs dogs can do.

And they learned that dogs can have the same issues humans can have such as cancer or becoming blind or diabetic. So they understood that we must always Be Cool, Not Cruel with everyone we meet.

And we never leave a visit without teaching the children the proper way to greet a new dog so all the children got to come up and greet each dog by asking first, having the dog sniff their hand and then petting where the owners suggests.

The children were all given a folder with information about service and therapy dogs, how to greet a dog and the dog’s trading cards.

Roxy was so mellow and sweet

Roxy was so mellow and sweet

The handouts

The handouts

 

We hope they remember this visit and teach other children how to be around dogs and love all living beings.