Today we had only 2 students, which really worked well! We were able to give each student more attention and each student had their own dog. Our walk was very broken up by stops and visits into different classrooms. Usually this set the dogs and the students back, but with only 2 students it was a good exercise for the students and the dogs. I try to walk behind the students and let them direct the dogs, in what they want to have the dogs do. It’s important that I don’t speak and break the communication between the student and the dogs. Lucy often will look back to see if I’m still following along but it’s best I try not to say anything or she will break to listen for my commands. May doesn’t care if I’m following or not, she just loves exploring the hallways with anyone.
Pam, Lucy and May