PUP CLUB SIGHT WORDS PROGRAM at UPCS School. The purpose of the Pup Club Program is to advocate/facilitate the dog/child relationship. Adult volunteers are not there to “teach” or “correct” but to foster learning through fun activities and playing designated games. The dog’s purpose is to help the children practice their high-frequency words, through games and one-on-one time. Incorporating a dog’s non-judgmental, unconditional love to the children in our program is one of VIP’s primary goals.
This is our second successful year of Pup Club at the Boys and Girls Club. We have an amazing group of volunteers who are certified therapy teams. They bring their dogs every week and "play" sight word games. VIP Dog Teams is a GOAL oriented program so we test the knowledge of the kids before we start and again when we are done.
Our results are phenomenal! The pre-test knowledge was 38% overall the post-test knowledge was 98% overall.
Oh, what a therapy dog can do!
How can you help?...
You can help by Volunteering to join us with a certified therapy dog. If you are already certified contact us at https://vipdogteams.org/contact/ and introduce yourself and we will arrange an evaluation of you and your dog and make plans for you to join us. If you aren't certified but you think your dog has therapy potential head over to our training pages https://vipdogteams.org/therapy-dog-prep-school-info/and sign up for a class. Maybe you are looking for a therapy dog potential? We are always training dogs one may be the right fit for you. Check our pups in training page.