B.A.R.K.S. Book Buddies - Reading Assistance Dog Team - You and your dog are needed to help children with reading, learning, special needs, and interpersonal communication issues to overcome their problems so they can become better students. Our B.A.R.K.S. teams also work in the track-out & summer special needs camps. B.A.R.K.S. teams need to become certified therapy dog team members of Helping Paws and must completed our B.A.R.K.S. training class. Training & Membership fees apply.
About Helping Paws Therapy, Reading & Assistance Dogs & Pets
P. O. Box 91282, Raleigh, NC 27675, US
Helping Paws Intl’s mission is to train, test, certify, & support our ...Therapy Dogs/Pets ...B.A.R.K.S.™ Book Buddies Literacy Dogs/Pets ...Disaster Support Dogs... & Assistance/PTSD Dogs. Our goals: 1) Lift the hearts & spirits of those needing emotional support; 2) expand the minds & futures of children through literacy; 3) support a patient’s physical, speech, or occupational therapy goals; 4) promote the healing power of animals; 5) support & promote greyhound & pet rescue; 6) prove rescues have value & can contribute positively to their communities.
Helping Paws therapy dogs teams work in a wide variety of healthcare facilities, including hospice, home health, nursing & rehab facilities, special needs camps, women & child support centers, etc
Helping Paws' B.A.R.K.S /™ (Bonding Animals, Reading, Kids, & Safety) is a fun & inspiring, all inclusive dog-based, literacy curriculum for children and adults of all skill levels including autism & brain injuries. B.A.R.K.S., the 2nd oldest dog reading program in the country, provides a safe haven from peer pressure, reading fun, help with inter-personal communication skills. Children in B.A.R.K.S. increase their reading scores, improve in other courses & class interactions, while also learning pet safety & the humane & ethical treatment of pets and animals
1) New: Helping Paws G.O.O.D. (Gem of Obedience Dog) Class, Test, & Certification Trains & Tests for good Public Behavior
2) AKC-Canine Good Citizen Class, Test & Certificate ( www.akc.org )