A professional therapy dog is a well-trained and well-mannered dog that visits a variety of settings to offer emotional support. A dog must pass certain testing requirements to be certified as a therapy dog.
Research shows that petting a dog helps lower blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. Having a trained dog in the classroom helps to create a calmer environment that is more conducive to learning.
Mocha is a chocolate Labrador retriever, Lincoln is an Alaskan malamute, and Dungy is a golden retriever.
Mocha and Lincoln are part of the Gamble family. Mr. and Mrs. Gamble are eighth grade teachers at HWMS. Dungy belongs to Mrs. Dawson, who teaches 6th grade at HWMS. Check out the therapy dog power point to learn more!
Mrs. Gamble is proud to announce that HWMS’s therapy dog, Lincoln, is now also a nationally certified air scent search and rescue dog. If you would like to find out more about the non-profit search and rescue group that Lincoln belongs to, feel free to check out the team website at k9sark.org. You can also see Lincoln in action and learn what an air scent search and rescue dog does by checking out this power point.