At the beginning of February I took both of the Newfoundlands to visit Natalie’s classroom. I taught a lesson to the kids on how to introduce yourself to a dog you don’t know. I left Katie with the front office staff and took Louie to the classroom first. Since Louie had already been around the children several times I let them practice all of the below steps on him. Then I traded the dogs out (the office staff was thrilled to watch each of them in turn) and took Katie to meet the kids. Since Katie was a true stranger dog it was wonderful practice. Every child had a turn following the 5 steps. I was so proud of all of the children and of the dogs. Everyone did a fantastic job.
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