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Evansville, IL: Primary school therapy dog reduces anxiety

Nov 10, 2017, NBC14, Evansville, IN: Princeton Community Primary School gets new service dog http://www.14news.com/story/36817587/princeton-community-primary-school-gets-new-service-dog Princeton Community Primary School has a new eager staff member and she's the first of her kind. When Daisy put's on her handkerchief it's all business. Daisy is North Gibson School's first fully certified service dog. … Daisy works alongside her handler, special education teacher, Judy Gill, with students that show anxiety or emotional disabilities. … "I've already seen a reduction in anxiety in my classrooms since I've started bringing her," said Gill. Gill says she also uses Daisy as a reward for good behavior because the children love to walk her and Daisy's talent go far beyond that. "I use her in my reading groups sometimes with reluctant readers they might lack the confidence to read and so she's a real calming agent," added Gill.