Reed City Area District Library

Four Legged Listeners

July 17, 2014-Read-To-The Dogs
Four Legged Listeners

In cooperation with Spectrum Health-Reed City, the Reed City District Area was able to offer a Read-To-The-Dogs program on Thursday, July 17th.  We had about ten children join us to read to a variety of dogs trained through Therapy Dogs International including a Labradoodle, A Shih Tzu mix, a Malamute and a Brittany Spaniel. 

We were pleased to offer children this unique reading experience!  Children are able to read to a non-critical partner dog and relax and enjoy their reading experience while practicing their skills.   This is also fun for children who are animal lovers or might not have their own pet dog.

Special thanks to the volunteer trainers who bring their pets and make this program possible, Spectrum Health of Read City for helping with the event planning and Therapy Dogs International, who keeps training dogs for this type of interaction!

Please see Persia, the Labradoodle and Woody, the Shih Tzu mix, in the photos.  Thanks for the visit!

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