Doug the Pug is a charming little baggy dog. Here, he shares tales of his busy life as a working dog.
The author, Henry Brewis’ daughter Cate, is a Companion Animal Therapy Worker, and this book, aimed at children aged 7-10 explains the work of Cate’s therapy dog Doug.
Doug works with children in schools, engaging with them to help them feel secure and comforted, to be able to draw out any problems and facilitate talking about them. A particular focus of Doug’s work is to be there as children read, as they read to Doug. Doug’s work encourages children to see school as a positive environment and helps them develop empathy and reinforces positive social behaviour and self-worth.
This book is the story of how Doug goes about his work, what he is thinking about, and provides some of the stories of how Doug has helped people.