Therapy Dogs

Children’s happiness, emotional health and wellbeing is very important to us at Knowles.

Encouraged by research from groups such as Pets as Therapy (PAT) and the Dogs Trust, we believe that we could continue to enrich children’s lives for the better by introducing therapy dogs to our school.

At Knowles, we understand the special bond and connection between dogs and their families. Our intention is to nurture and build relationships, so that all children can benefit from a therapy dog as a non-judgmental, non-demanding and unconditional friend. Dogs have been proven to; reduce stress, promote greater self esteem, develop friendship and communication skills, improve attendance and make the environment happier and more enjoyable. A dog is a calming influence.

In addition, therapy dogs can work with individuals or small groups of children in a variety of ways to support their;

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Friendships
  • Communication skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Reading

Dog therapy provides a calm and quiet environment where children can learn more about their own emotions.

You can find out more by downloading our flyer below.