Tail Wags for Wellness
There is an increasing interest in partnering with facility/therapy dogs in wellness and special education programs. In your work, you may have come across a trained dog and a handler, such as a counselor, teacher, or school psychologist. Working with a therapy dog typically involves district approval, dog and handler training, and policies and procedures. As this is a developing specialty, this survey gathers information on programs you may have encountered and your thoughts on facility dogs in schools.