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AKC Launches PupPals Program to Comfort Traumatized Children

Baby VizslaFrom The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry, leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is proud to announce the launch of the AKC PupPals Program.

The AKC PupPals Program provides dog owners a unique opportunity to uplift a child who is seeking the comfort only a dog can provide. Continue reading AKC Launches PupPals Program to Comfort Traumatized Children

AKC Launches AKC B.A.R.K. Program to Get Kids Excited About Reading

BARKFrom The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The AKC B.A.R.K (Be A Reading Kid) Program is a program designed to get children excited about reading. The goal of the AKC B.A.R.K Program is to provide children with a fun, educationally enriching experience that also allows them to bond with a canine companion. Continue reading AKC Launches AKC B.A.R.K. Program to Get Kids Excited About Reading

Canines and Childhood Cancer

Whether it’s because they relieve boredom, raise depressed spirits, or provide that extra cuddle, therapy dogs are being proven to help kids beat cancer. They also help the families who are stressed out over their loved ones.

The study is being done by the American Humane Association at five children’s hospitals, paid for by Zoetis and The Pfizer Foundation.

The video highlights some of the successes they’ve had so far.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Programs that encourage kids to read to animals

Thor at work
Thor, hard at work Photo: Steve Bacon @OdinKnowz

I have a friend who takes his dock-diving champion dog Thor to local elementary schools every week to help kids learn to read without the fear of a listener making fun of them when they stumble over words. One of his students told him that she brought her reading grade from a D to a B since reading to Thor.

Recently, the ASPCA’s ProBlog ran a feature on this topic. Here’s what they had to say: Continue reading Programs that encourage kids to read to animals