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Flathead Cty, MT: Therapy dogs in school; relieves stress

Dec 26, 2017, Kalispell, MT, Daily Interlake: SCHOOLS UTILIZE THERAPY DOGS TO ENHANCE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT http://www.dailyinterlake.com/montana_life/20171224/schools_utilize_therapy_dogs_to_enhance_learning_environment Sometimes all it takes to relieve stress, calm down, even improve reading skills is a furry friend to pet or hug. A few educators in the Flathead Valley are seeing the value a therapy dog can bring to schools in providing comfort, affection, education, physical and psychological support and entertainment. Rather than the occasional visit, these canine companions have become part of the staff at Summit Preparatory, Smith Valley School and Kalispell Montessori. …