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Dog’s day out at St Paul’s


St Paul’s College has been working closely with Labs ’n Life during Term 3, focusing on empowering students through positive interactions with Labrador dogs.

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Selected students from primary through to secondary school have been allocated a dog that they work with each week, assisting in training their canine friend in basic commands, and in turn developing their own skills in effective communication, problem solving and resiliency.

Students reward the dogs with treats and pats when the command is performed correctly, forming a close and positive relationship with their Labrador.

“It’s great to see the confidence and enthusiasm grow in each student throughout their interaction with the dogs,” said Kirsty Hall, Inclusive Education coordinator.

“It is the aim that these positive life skills are then carried across into the classroom, with students adopting the same positive approach to learning.”




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