There has been talk for years about the positive effects that animal therapy has for both adults and children. Linwood High School in Renfrewshire UK has been teaming with the Pawsitive Action Charity to invite their shelter dogs into the school to spend time with children in the Kintyre learning program. The project has been successful.
The teachers have said that the children who are spending time with dogs are showing improvement in their school work, an increase in their emotional well being and the ability to show empathy towards others. There has been a lot of evidence to prove this is true after the implementation of the project began. Volunteers bring the dogs in and teach the kids basic animal care. (more…)