The "Special Needs" teacher, Miss Laura, went through dog training classes, worked diligently with her boxer to achieve the results she wanted. She wanted a fine, solid therapy dog. Months ago in her essay to me stating why she wanted a therapy dog, she said she just knew this is what Xena was meant to do. Today on her first day in the Reading Education Assistance Dog Program Xena proved her right. Laura went through all of this work for the right reasons. She struggled to get to class on time from across town in rush hour traffic with her dog, missed dinner with her family, came when she was tired, and all for the right reasons. She was determined. She was doing the right thing for the right reasons. And yes she received a reward, a payoff, as each child read to Xena and then was allowed to give her one little kibble as a reward.
Please help us support our dogs in the READ program.
Two hundred and fifty dollars will support one dog for one year.
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