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
Eli

 

This has been a tough year, and for many, a particularly rough holiday season.

So many souls gone. So many memories.

Let’s take December 21, the Winter Solstice, as a turning point.

Slowly, slowly the light will increase.

Slowly, carefully the pandemic will be defeated.

Carefully and with resolution our lives will be restored. Perhaps better than ever!

Hang in there, folks.  Take every opportunity to let those you care about know that you love them.

Stay safe, and as Anna would say “just do the next right thing.”

 

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. 

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!

But Wait – there’s More!

The generous folks at the Boeing Portland Employees Community Fund have pumped new life-blood into our program by funding a set of Lenovo Tab M10 HD 10.1″ Tablets with rugged BobjGear cases!

This answers two of our goals:

  1.  Create a standardized digital tool-kit for our teams, providing each with easy access to videos and applications that help us illustrate and give life to concepts that we are introducing to kiddos.
  2. Give teams a way to connect online with kids when we cannot visit in person. THIS HAS BECOME A CRITICAL NEED. Extra tablets can now be left on-site at DV shelters, where counselors would oversee their use for video sessions with our teams.
Lenovo M10 Tablet with Bobjgear case

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

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