Therapy dogs teach students skills, unconditional love
Saturday, February 26, 2011
They like to be scratched behind the ears every now and then, but don’t be fooled.
These dogs are professionals.
Three Jefferson City public schools employ Dilly, Chang and Scout as certified professional therapy dogs.
They don’t get paid in money, of course, but a good head scratching or belly rub goes a long way.
The dogs and their handlers went through extensive training with CARES Inc., a Kansas-based organization specifically for assistance dogs.