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Dogs are helping improve connectedness in the local school community

2018-12-11T02:59:44+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Euroa Gazette- Wednesday November 7, 2018 EUROA Secondary Students received a visit from some furry friends last week, with the second installation of the Dogs Connect Program getting underway. Dogs Sonny and Jack, along with their human helper Grant visited the students to help discuss body language, movement and empathy. The session was aimed [...]

Make the connection

2018-12-11T03:00:22+00:00October 5th, 2018|

Bendigo Weekly, Oct 5 2018 The very sight of a dog sitting in a classroom can add a sense of security and warmth to children. “It is something about the dog which reminds the children of a family environment, a child will connect to a dog and the relationship provides huge emotional benefits,” Grant Shannon [...]

The Dogs Connect program has grown and spread across Regional Victoria

2018-12-11T03:04:37+00:00October 4th, 2018|

4 October 2018, WIN NEWS The Dogs Connect team enjoyed catching up with Abigail Blaikie from Win News and sharing how the Dogs Connect program has grown and spread across regional Victoria. Abigail came to visit California Gully Primary School and meet their dog Milli and pick up where she left off with Sonny. [...]

Dogs Helping Kids in the Classroom

2018-12-11T03:07:51+00:00September 17th, 2018|

ABC Central Victoria- 17th September, 2018 DOGS HELPING KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM With one in seven primary and secondary students experiencing a mental health issue, schools are searching for new ways to support children’s emotional and social well-being to improve engagement and learning. The Dogs Connect program began in Bendigo and involves introducing a [...]