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Helping improve connectedness in the local school community

2020-06-30T16:14:39+10:00November 7th, 2018|

EUROA Secondary Students received a visit from some furry friends last week, with the second installation of the Dogs Connect Program getting underway. Dogs Sonny and Jack, along with their human helper Grant visited the students to help discuss body language, movement and empathy. The session was aimed around helping the students improve their [...]

Make the connection

2019-08-19T01:35:01+10:00October 5th, 2018|

The very sight of a dog sitting in a classroom can add a sense of security and warmth to children. “It is something about the dog which reminds the children of a family environment, a child will connect to a dog and the relationship provides huge emotional benefits,” Grant Shannon said. Mr Shannon runs the [...]

Dogs Helping Kids in the Classroom

2020-06-30T16:03:19+10:00September 17th, 2018|

DOGS HELPING KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM With one in seven primary and secondary students experiencing a mental health issue, schools are searching for new ways to support children’s emotional and social well-being to improve engagement and learning. The Dogs Connect program began in Bendigo and involves introducing a dog as a permanent member of [...]

Sonny days for school’s pooch

2020-06-30T16:04:57+10:00August 11th, 2017|

Sonny has been with St Francis of the Fields primary school since he was eight weeks old. He lives at the school as part of the Dogs Connect program that teaches students how to develop their social and emotional. Owner grant Shannon said Sonny’s schedule is very full. “This is the life he is used [...]