Dizzy is our School Dog. He is a black Cockapoo who is 7 years old.
Cockapoos are hypoallergenic and shed very little so this shouldn’t be a problem for children with allergies. They are also intelligent, outgoing, loving, gentle, have a fantastic temperament and are small so not intimidating. Dizzy has been selected from a very reputable and approved breeder.
School dogs have become increasingly popular in the recent years and this is due to the fact that extensive research has shown that dogs can provide significant benefits to children.
In time and through on-going training, Dizzy will:
assist with learning through unique opportunities for motivation and participation
increase children’s confidence of, and enjoyment in reading
help raise children’s self-esteem and build confidence
help develop children’s respect, responsibility and empathy
support positive behaviour and reduce any anxiety and provide comfort and consolation to those in need of emotional support and companionship to all
improve overall well-being and have a positive impact in school
Dizzy’s main place of residence is in Miss Francis’ office, which is secure and separate from the classrooms.
Children learn the principles of good pet ownership and will be taught how to approach and handle dogs safely and responsibly; Miss Francis and Dizzy will follow rules to ensure that everyone feels safe. At no time is Dizzy left unsupervised with children and anyone in contact with Dizzy are reminded to wash their hands after working with him.
We’re sure your child will really enjoy seeing Dizzy in school and will be keen to be involved with him.
If you have any questions, please speak to Miss Francis.