Our visit to Matt Kelly Elementary was extraordinary today. We visited several classes and each one was so responsive to and kind with the dogs. All of our classes had special kids in them and they related beautifully to the special dogs.
This school always welcomes the Love Dogs with such joy and appreciation. We can’t wait to return.
Today several Love Dogs visited Matt Kelly Elementary for Nevada Read Week but when the Love Dogs show up, it is so much more than just reading!
We visited every kindergarten class and all children with special needs … what a fabulous day.
We introduced the dogs and then read a story about one of the dogs and then taught the children how to greet a new dog safely. That’s the part they love the most – getting to pet the dogs!
I think it’s the part the dogs love the most too.
Everyone tells me their dogs love children and would make a great therapy dog. But when you are actually in the field surrounded by kids your dog has never met and he has to remain quiet and calm, that’s the real test. Children could be screaming, afraid, have uncontrollable motions, laugh VERY LOUDLY! Is your dog still happy and patient while waiting for the time he can greet, and then is he still calm and patient and not excited, barking, licking, jumping??
That’s when you know you have a natural therapy dog!
The dogs with us today were extraordinary and truly Love Dogs!