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Well-being & Mental Health

Heathlands - Pets As Therapy Reading Dog


At Heathlands, we are delighted to be able to provide the opportunity for pupils to take part in the Pets As Therapy READ 2 DOGS programme, which is designed to give pupils opportunities to increase their confidence of, and enjoyment in reading. 


READ 2 DOGS provides an opportunity to practise and enjoy reading away from their peers, to an audience that will enjoy the experience as much as the child does. Children may have weekly session of 15 minutes, reading to a Pets As Therapy registered dog, under the supervision of the P.A.T. dog’s owner and  a member of the staff team. 


Gabe is  a specially registered dog who normally visit in hospitals, hospices, care homes, etc. He will remain on the lead and under control at all times. A full risk assessment has been completed and can be provided if required.

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