Reed City schools’ newest therapy dog

Reed City schools’ newest therapy dog

Notice: This is the initially tale in a sequence on Reed City Region Community Schools’ remedy canine and their homeowners. 

REED Town — All through a pandemic obtaining a dog close to can be a blessing and Reed Town Spot Community Educational institutions is getting gain of the furry companions in hiring their latest treatment canine, Lucy. 

Lucy, a 6-calendar year-old pitbull, is joining the ranks of three other doing the job dogs within just the district: Toby, Butterscotch, and Poppins. 

Matt Hudson, principal at Reed City Large College and Lucy’s proprietor, stated she was nearly born to be a therapy canine irrespective of the lousy reputation pitbull often get. 

“Lucy is extremely pleasant and enjoys people today, as are all pitbulls that are raised appropriately,” Hudson claimed. “They utilized to be referred to as nanny canines mainly because they are faithful and protecting — not in a imply way.

“They also have large ache tolerances which helps make them excellent for working with toddlers because toddlers will not pet, they smack and it wouldn’t bother pitbulls, and they are very loving — significant cuddlers. They also enjoy notice, so the option for her to be all over so a lot of men and women and get a ton of consideration seemed like a fantastic combine for her to commit a couple days at university.” 

Hudson said Lucy’s coaching concerned a whole lot of interaction to get ready her for a school environment with tons of people and motion. 

“Lucy has been by obedience course when she was a dog and then experienced to be noticed and analyzed with a certified remedy doggy coach to be certain she was superior with other animals and people,” he stated. “There was a session in which she necessary to be obedient and tranquil all-around an additional pet, then she necessary to go out into a store to be observed close to a significant range of men and women to see if she remained calm, then ultimately she experienced to be in a place of work and tranquil. She passed with flying shades.”

Hudson explained Lucy is offered to any students who is having a challenging time.