The Bellevue kindergarten classes enjoyed a visit from Dan Sadler, Certified Therapy Dog Handler, and his dog, Skyy, on May 17th. Dan is a member of TDI (Therapy Dogs International). TDI is a volunteer group organized to provide qualified handlers and their therapy dogs for visitations to institutions, facilities, and any other place where therapy dogs are needed. Dan discussed types of service dogs, their role in the community, and training efforts. He also demonstrated the safe approaching of dogs, dog obedience, and caring for dogs. Skyy is a Border Collie and a registered Therapy Dog.
Skyy had his first adventure at a grade school last week! He was able to interacat with several grade school classes to teach the children how to safely interact with a new dog. I read a book called, “Don’t Lick the Dog” to the children which instructs them how to safely approach a strange dog. Then, they all had an opportunity to approach Skyy and try the techniques the book outlined. Skyy then did some agility, obedience and tricks for the dazzled children. We all had a great time!
Below is a copy of the facebook post the school district posted! Thank to all who were involved!