Therapy Dogs Tell Schools About Bullying


bullyingAn anti-bullying program called “Paws Against Bullying” is using therapy dogs to teach schools about bullying and what are its effects. The program started three years ago in Waco and volunteers show that bullies come in all shapes and sizes.

The program incorporates a smaller dog and a bigger dog. After which, volunteers ask students on who they think is the bully. Majority of students will say that the bigger dog is the bully just because he is big; however, if the smaller dog were to say something mean to the bigger dog then the situation is then reversed.

The therapy dogs also portray how a victim feels after being bullied.

Source: Therapy Dogs Bring New Perspective On Bullying