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Untitled. Untitled. Therapy Dog Encourages Reading. R.E.A.D. at School. Reading With Rover, a 501(c)(3) organization. Therapy Dogs International. “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” Children Reading to Dogs The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading.

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Many of the children chosen for this program have difficulties reading and as a result have developed self-esteem issues. They are often self-conscious when reading aloud in front of other classmates. By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. Readingpaws. Canine Visitors: The Influence of Therapy Dogs on Young Children's Learning and Well-Being in Classrooms and Hospitals. Lfriesen. Impact of Classroom Canines.