Canine Assisted Learning (CAL) provides an opportunity for students to spend time and learn with trained therapy dogs, within small groups and on a 1:1 basis.
It has been proven that within educational settings, the presence of a therapy dog within the classroom, can reduce blood pressure, promote physical healing, reduce anxiety, fatigue and depression, as well as provide emotional and academic support.
Arbour Vale School is an affiliate partner with CAL. They provide us with professional training for the team of handlers working with our therapy dog. CAL provide a bespoke package based on our specific needs and visit us termly.
MEET PEPPER THE THERAPY DOG
Pepper is our Therapy dog in training at Arbour Vale School. We hope you enjoy reading her fact file and looking at her photos.
Pepper has been coming to school since she was just 9 weeks old. She loves school and has been slowly getting used to the environment and school routine. Pepper is currently visiting classes, meeting pupils on a 1:1 basis and helping with small group interventions. This will increase as she gets older and more confident.
Pepper loves lots of fuss and attention but please remember she is still a puppy and in training so take the lead from the adult with her for interactions and activities.
Pepper’s FACT FILE
Colour: Black (but getting lots of white bits!)
Role: Therapy puppy in training
Favourite activity: Meeting the pupils and seeing other dogs
Favourite toy: My grey bear
Favourite food: I like all food but love treats when I’m being a good girl