MTPS Therapy Dogs Pass Good Citizen Test

Congratulations to Roxy, Finn and Ace, a trio of the district’s talented therapy pups, who earlier this week passed their Canine Good Citizen Test.
The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test is a certification program that evaluates dogs during simulated, everyday situations conducted in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. Dogs who pass the test are considered reliable family and community members, as certified by the American Kennel Club.
Earlier this year, the Middletown Township Public School District began deploying therapy dogs across the district to assist students and staff members cope with strong emotions experienced inside and outside of the classroom.
This particular group of canines account for three of eight dogs in the district currently enrolled in the AIR School Therapy Dog Program, a 38-week training course offered by the Princeton, NJ based nonprofit organization Attitudes in Reverse (AIR). The program will prepare these pups to be interventionists during significant situations.
Please visit the Attitudes in Reverse website for additional information about AIR and the organization’s School Therapy Dog Program.