Posted on 05/07/2022
BOS is closing for the summer holidays but BUSTA activities are continuing! After several visits to the school with her current host family members, Aika the Dyadis therapy dog in training will now be hosted and trained by a BOS student at her home for 2 full weeks in July. She and her family have received many instructions in order to be able to ensure continuity in the dogs training process. This student was previously afraid of dogs. Meeting Aika has given her the motivation to overcome this fear. During these 2 weeks, she has the challenge of caring for, training and teaching new skills to the dog, as well as having several visits from her fellow classmates to share progress with them, and to share in the training activities. The process will be documented, and the kids themselves can at any moment take over the documentation process (mainly filming) if they desire to do so. The documentation process, as well as an impact report will focus on revealing any skill development in the child that might emerge from being an active contributor in the dogs training process.