Dog Blog: Rosie of Regency

Why is Rosie so Special at Regency?

Numerous research studies have shown the benefits of therapy dogs in schools:

 

Cognitive

Companionship stimulates memory, problem-solving and game-playing.

 

Social

Provides a positive mutual topic for discussion encourages responsibility, wellbeing and focussed interaction with others

 

Emotional

Improves self-esteem, acceptance from others and lifts mood, often provoking laughter and fun. Dogs can teach compassion and respect for other living things, as well as relieving anxiety.

 

Physical

Interaction with a dog reduces blood pressure, provides tactile stimulation, assists with pain management, gives motivation to move, walk and stimulates the senses

Miss Rosie of Regency is the school dog who comes into school every day to work with different groups of pupils across each term. When Rosie has completed her initial training she will be registered as a PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog. Rosie is looked after by Heather, one of our teaching assistants.

Breed:Cocker Spaniel
Gender:Female
Date of Birth:15th April 2017
Likes:Going on long walks, running around, playing with toys
Training:Puppy Lessons, Good Citizen Dog Scheme, Tricks, Obedience, Agility

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