Our PAT Dogs
At Ropley we are extremely fortunate to be visited by Teazel Dog, Katie Dog and Gracie Dog, who are registered PAT dogs. They have been trained to be reading dogs, a scheme that has been offered nationally by Pets As Therapy since 2011. The value of Read 2 Dogs is in its simplicity. Many children seem naturally comfortable in the presence of dogs and by using this special relationship it can enhance literacy skills by encouraging reading in a relaxed environment, with dog and child sitting together.
Our children (and staff!) love Teazel, Katie and Gracie and look forward to their arrival every week, regardless of whether they are reading or not!