The Yateley Manor staff and children were thrilled and very excited to welcome Jess, their new Canine Assisted Learning Dog to the Yateley Manor community.
Canine Assisted Learning was the School’s Charity of the Year last year and in the summer term representatives from the charity came in to school to receive their cheque and speak to the children about the work that assistance dogs do in schools. Inspired by their work, the school did some more research and discovered all the benefits of school assistance dogs.
Jess has started her training with the Canine Assisted Learning trainer along with several members of staff from across the school. Even though she is still relatively young, Jess can walk to heel, “choose” a book which she wants to hear read and is working towards lying down on command in preparation for working with the children. Her training will take some time but she is off to a very good start.