Would you have paid more attention in class if you were rewarded with puppy snuggles? I know I would!
Constable Sully is an adorable Labradoodle, and is also the family pet of Const. Cheryl Ponee, an RCMP officer in the East Hants district. Over the past week or so, Const. Sully has been brought to a few different schools in the area.
According to Const. Ponee, Sully’s purpose has been to bring emotional therapy and motivation to the students. If they pay attention in class, and ask questions, they are then rewarded at the end with some pup playtime. Some students even take him for walks during their free time. And he’s hypoallergenic and non-shedding, so there’s no allergy concerns!
Naturally, so far, Const. Sully has been a hit! Const. Ponee plans to keep bringing him to schools around the area, spreading some Sully sunshine to the kids (and probably adults) in the schools. Ponee even says that Sully gets more recognition than she does when they show up!
I don’t know about you, but I might have paid more attention in class (yes, even math class!) if I knew I could snuggle a puppy afterwards! Do you think this is a service that should be offered in more schools?
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