COPE Dogs are the best listeners!
Canines in the Classroom student/dog teams travel to elementary schools to help motivate young students to read.
The child experiences spending time with someone who encourages reading and is not critical. After all, a dog won’t criticize you if you read too slowly, or you are reading books meant for younger students.
Impact on young children
By reading to a COPE dog, young students who wouldn’t necessarily be comfortable in reading a single sentence in front of other students or teachers, gain confidence while they practice and build literacy skills in a non-judgmental environment.