We Take Our Job Seriously
(Duncan, Shadow, Scout, Caesar, Buckley & Ford)
Social/Emotional Dogs can assist teachers working with students who feel angry, are being bullied, bully others, or have other behavior problems.
They can help students who feel anxious, sad, or upset at school.
They can help students read and understand stories better by having them read to the dogs.
Therapy Dogs help without saying any words. They help children feel better if they are having a bad day and to also feel safe .
Our Pack! Shadow, Ford, Buckley, Martha, Oliver, Scout, Duncan, Keeper, Alley and Henry
May 8, 2019 - Brighton To Have Therapy Dogs In Each Of Its 9 Schools - Click on the WHMI logo above to read this article about our amazing program!
October 28, 2018 - Therapy Dog Program Huge Success in Brighton Area Schools - Click on the WHMI logo above to read this article about our fast growing program!
October 19, 2018 - ESPN Honoring Brighton's Unified Sports Program - and our famous Pups were there to help in the celebration! Click on the Livingston Daily logo above to read this article about our special program!
October 11, 2018: After nearly 10-year effort, Brighton schools plan to have therapy dogs in every building by Spring. Click on the Livingston Daily logo above to read this article about our BAS Pack of Dogs!
October 5, 2018 - ABC News 12: All Brighton Schools will have a therapy dog in each building
June 6th, 2018 - Edutopia's Article on the Social Emotional Learning of Bringing a Dog to School:
Click on the edutopia logo above to read all about how special Social Emotional Therapy dogs are for schools, helping students in so many positive ways!
Bringing A Dog to School by Shari Feeney
This is Duncan. He has lived with his trainer since he was 8 weeks old.
He was trained in Goodrich, Michigan.
His training involved learning how to: sit, stay, place, heel, leave it, and sit at doors to allow the handler to enter first. He learned to not be distracted by people or animals so he can do his job.
Brothers in training: Ford, Shadow, Frank & Buckley