The Little Dog Laughed

Animal-Assisted Therapy

 

 

We teach relationship and
problem-solving skills to
youths through classes in
positive dog training.

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The Little Dog Laughed

Animal-Assisted Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We teach relationship and
problem-solving skills to
youths through classes in
positive dog training.

Learn More

OUR MISSION

To use the joy of dog training in support of behavioral therapy professionals in their effort to nurture empathy and non-violent problem solving skills.

WHO WE ARE

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization serving the Portland Metro area. Our therapy teams are dog/handler pairs who are ably assisted by others who share the vision.

WHAT WE DO

Our S.T.A.R. (See Tag And Reward) Teams teach non-violent relationship and problem-solving skills to at-risk youths through classes in positive dog training. 

Regina, with Lyndi and Cookie

Thank you, The Standard!

We joined more than 100 #nonprofit orgs on Sept. 8 for Oregon’s largest volunteer expo — @TheStandard in Pioneer Courthouse Square. #VExpo22.

We met SO many nice people! Regina (seen here “in disguise”), Lyndi and little Cookie handled the crowd with ease while Linda zipped around and connected with a plethora of potential community partners. 

Did you miss it, or not get a chance to visit with everyone you wanted? The Standard has thoughtfully provided a location on their website where you can browse through all the participants at your leisure: https://www.standard.com/about-standard/community/standards-volunteer-expo#npo

Why do we want to meet you?

We. Need. More. Teams. If you’re even thinking about whether you and your dog would like to be a Little Dog team,  consider signing up for one of our “Try-It-Out” sessions. These are free, low-key events for you and your dog, conducted at one of our team practices — LEARN MORE HERE.

Sample Pages from the "Child and Dog Interaction Guide"

Check This Out!

Thanks to a grant from Latham Foundation, we are now able to give each child we work with their own copy of The Child and Dog Interaction Guide!

As these two sample pages show, this 16-page booklet clearly illustrates some of the exact things we want to teach.

Thank you, Latham Foundation and Trailblazing Tails for helping us make this goal a reality!

Meet Our S.T.A.R. Team Partners

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