We are looking for therapy dog/handler teams in Brown County and surrounding communities. Libraries across the country offer "Read to a Dog" programs. Reluctant readers often feel comfortable reading out load to a dog where they wouldn’t in a classroom setting, thus strengthening their reading skills and bolstering their confidence.
This is a new program we are hoping to start at the library. We just need the dogs and handlers to participate! If you are interested, we will work with you to establish a regular schedule.
Please Note: All dogs must be currently certified as a therapy animal by one of the following organizations:
- Alliance of Therapy Dogs
- Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs
- Love on a Leash
- Pet Partners
- Therapy Dogs International (TDI)
For information on getting your dog certified, please see: http://www.akc.org/events/title-recognition-program/therapy/organizations/
Responsibilities: Work with children developing reading skills; act as liaison for personal therapy dog to create a safe environment for both animal and child; advocate for and encourage participation in library activities
Necessary skills: Excellent listening skills; good with children; excellent customer service; patience; former educator a plus
Requirements: Minimum age 16 years old; Must own a certified therapy dog; Ability to lift and carry materials; Ability to stand, walk, stoop, and bend; Ability to read, write, talk, see, sit, problem solve, and reason; background check
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
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