Posted on May 27th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

During this story time, Executive Director Kelsey and tiny therapy dog Pipsqueak share a story about loneliness called “Incredibly Lonely, That’s Me” by Ben Keckler. Thank you Ben for letting us share your wonderful book. Our Wednesday Paws to Read Story Times are for our friends at Brooke’s Place and for anyone experiencing grief.

Join us for future Paws to Read Story Times with Paws & Think therapy dogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am. You can watch these story time videos on our Facebook page and our YouTube page. To support more online story telling from Paws & Think, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on May 26th, 2020 in Training Tips | No Comments »

Happy Training Tuesday! This week’s tutorial video will help you teach your dog the “touch” cue. Paws & Think’s Lead Dog Trainer Kimberly Trimpe demonstrates with her dog Frannie, who is a graduate of our Youth-Canine Program. Teaching the “touch” cue will help your dog to learn targeting skills. Kim also talks about the importance of marking the behavior for your dog with positive rewards before adding a verbal cue to ensure your dog can learn the behavior you want.

Paws & Think uses positive reinforcement training methods for all our programs. These videos are to help you learn at home with your dog and to share the benefits of positive reinforcement training methods with our community. If you’d like to support these training videos and other Paws & Think programming, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on May 22nd, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

This Friday’s Paws to Read Story Time is with Paws & Think therapy dogs Charlie and Colt and their handler, Amanda. Amanda reads “The Ninjabread Man” by C.J. Leigh.

Join us for future Paws to Read Story Times with Paws & Think therapy dogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am. You can watch these story time videos on our Facebook page and our YouTube page. To support more online story telling from Paws & Think, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on May 21st, 2020 in Organization News | No Comments »

Our Paws to Comfort Crisis Response visits look a little different now, but the benefits to those experiencing trauma are still present. Our therapy teams recently support residents and staff at Homewood Health with distance visits, window visits, cupcakes, and balloons.

We are in the middle of a mental health crisis, and we know that now more than ever, people need the comfort that is brought by therapy dogs. Seeing the smiles and joy our dogs brought to this facility reinforced to us that the unconditional love of a dog is powerful.


Posted on May 20th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

During this story time, Kathy and her crew share a book about kindness. Her new puppy Skipper shows us some of his puppy antics as he learns to sit quietly during story time. Her other dogs make cameos as well. Our Wednesday Paws to Read Story Times are for our friends at Brooke’s Place and for anyone experiencing grief.

Join us for future Paws to Read Story Times with Paws & Think therapy dogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am. You can watch these story time videos on our Facebook page and our YouTube page. To support more online story telling from Paws & Think, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on May 19th, 2020 in Training Tips | No Comments »

It’s Training Tuesday! This tutorial video will help you teach your dog the “watch” cue. Paws & Think’s Lead Dog Trainer Kimberly Trimpe demonstrates with her dog Frannie, who is a graduate of our Youth-Canine Program. Teaching your dog to make eye contact using the “watch” cue helps lay a solid training foundation that will help with other aspects of training as well.

Paws & Think uses positive reinforcement training methods for all our programs. These videos are to help you learn at home with your dog and to share the benefits of positive reinforcement training methods with our community. If you’d like to support these training videos and other Paws & Think programming, please consider donating at pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on May 18th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Happy Monday! It’s time for another Paws to Read Story Time video. Paws & Think therapy team Lora & Annie read with us again, sharing the book “Pig the Stinker” by Aaron Blabey.

Join us for future Paws to Read Story Times with Paws & Think therapy dogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am. You can watch these story time videos on our Facebook page and our YouTube page. To support more online story telling from Paws & Think, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on May 15th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

This Friday’s Paws to Read Story Time is with Paws & Think therapy dog Tank and his handler, Claire. They read “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson, a Scholastic book.

You can also check out the bloopers from the making of this video here.

Join us for future Paws to Read Story Times with Paws & Think therapy dogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am. You can watch these story time videos on our Facebook page and our YouTube page. To support more online story telling from Paws & Think, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on May 13th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Join us for another Paws to Read Story Time with Paws & Think therapy dog Hero and his handler, Tiffany. Our Wednesday story times are for our friends at Brooke’s Place and for anyone else experiencing grief.

Join us for future Paws to Read Story Times with Paws & Think therapy dogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am. You can watch these story time videos on our Facebook page and our YouTube page. To support more online story telling from Paws & Think, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on May 11th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

It’s time for Paws to Read story time! Paws & Think therapy dog Annie and her handler Lora read the adorable book “Pig the Pug.”

Join us for future Paws to Read Story Times with Paws & Think therapy dogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am. You can watch these story time videos on our Facebook page and our YouTube page. To support more online story telling from Paws & Think, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


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