First grade Syosset Daisy Troop 3450 recently interacted with several dogs at the DogAbility Center in Hicksville. DogAbiiity trains dogs for canine-assisted activities for children and adults with and without special needs.
Specifically, the dogs are trained by volunteers to spend time with people as both therapy dogs and activity dogs. Various groups such as the scouts, autistic children, special education students, senior citizens, Doggie & Me preschool programs enjoy spending quality times with these specially trained dogs.
The Daisy’s loved spending time with all of the dogs. The girls worked on competency and compassion skills while learning how to approach a dog, give it food or a treat, give a dog basic commands (stop, sit) and agility commands (jump, go through the tunnel). It was an enriching and fun experience for all of the Daisies.