Rhubarb the Wonder Dog!

Rhubarb, the Lakeland Terrier was introduced to the Link Primary School back in September 2018. She is a very calm and placid therapy dog. Rhubarb, is now a well and truly part of the family and the children are happy and excited to spend time with her and her owner Lesley Nicolas.

Pet Therapy can be used to help with social and emotional well-being as well as building up children’s confidence around dogs. Children enjoy a one to one or small group session with Rhubarb, where they can play with, stroke and talk to her. Rhubarb is a big fan of our garden and children take her for walks on the lead and ask her to perform tasks such as “sit” and “fetch”, you can see the pride in their faces when she responds to them.

Some children that were anxious around dogs have overcome their fear and now confidently interact with Rhubarb.

‘Thank you very much for all the help and support you have given our daughter. The Link is a great school and our decision to send our daughter here was the best decision we made.”

Parental Survey 2017

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