What We Do

We work with the professionals of the organizations we serve.  They provide the goals for the student to pursue.  We discuss a plan to achieve these goals with our dogs.  Below are some of the goals professionals have given us in the past.

Elementary/Middle Schools

Primary goal is enjoyable sessions.  The programs implemented depend upon the needs of the student.  For basic needs, goals can be brushing fur, brushing dog’s teeth, petting the dog in a kind manner, give dog treats, walk dog…  For those beyond basic needs, goals can be overcoming fear, speaking out to adults, take school seriously, bond with the dog, improve self-esteem, give the dogs commands in such a way that the dog will know to carry them out…

High Schools

Primary goal is enjoyable sessions.  Goals can be improve interpersonal skills, assertiveness, cooperation, attentiveness, focus, build confidence, build trust, appropriate tone of voice, positive interaction when frustrated, follow instructions, show independence, not interrupting, accept feedback, implement multiple-step commands, consistency, eye contact first with dog and then transfer to people, deescalate anxiety, physical boundaries, praise dog, stimulate sense of humor, improve clarity of speech, demo/presentation skills…

Youth Correctional Centers

Primary goal is enjoyable sessions.  Goals can be to improve self-control, overcome emotions, interpersonal skills, social skills, successfully rejoin the community, respect for others…

Stress Relief, Camps

Primary goal is an enjoyable event.  These are one-time interactions with students.  Goals for the event are to have fun, enable the student to forget about the source of the stress for awhile, commiserate with fellow students in the same situation, reminisce about the dogs they have had in their lives in the past…

Elementary/Middle Schools

Primary goal is enjoyable sessions.  The programs implemented depend upon the needs of the student.  For basic needs, goals can be brushing fur, brushing dog’s teeth, petting the dog in a kind manner, give dog treats, walk dog…  For those beyond basic needs, goals can be overcoming fear, speaking out to adults, take school seriously, bond with the dog, improve self-esteem, give the dogs commands in such a way that the dog will know to carry them out…

High Schools

Primary goal is enjoyable sessions.  Goals can be improve interpersonal skills, assertiveness, cooperation, attentiveness, focus, build confidence, build trust, appropriate tone of voice, positive interaction when frustrated, follow instructions, show independence, not interrupting, accept feedback, implement multiple-step commands, consistency, eye contact first with dog and then transfer to people, deescalate anxiety, physical boundaries, praise dog, stimulate sense of humor, improve clarity of speech, demo/presentation skills…

Youth Correctional Centers

Primary goal is enjoyable sessions.  Goals can be to improve self-control, overcome emotions, interpersonal skills, social skills, successfully rejoin the community, respect for others…

Stress Relief, Camps

Primary goal is an enjoyable event.  These are one-time interactions with students.  Goals for the event are to have fun, enable the student to forget about the source of the stress for awhile, commiserate with fellow students in the same situation, reminisce about the dogs they have had in their lives in the past…

“You can always find hope in a dog’s eyes”

 –  Author unknown

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