The Right Dog for the Job

Here, dog lovers can enjoy an educational lesson about the ways puppies are trained to become service and guide dogs. Based on The Right Dog for the Job by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, the lesson provides discussion questions for learners interested in a service dog's path to helping people.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a unit about jobs for animals, the ways that people with disabilities communicate with the world, or overcoming adversity
  • Send the story home for reading with parents and discussion in class
Classroom Considerations

  • Comes with activities to complete before and after reading
Pros

  • Provides context for the need for service dogs and guide dogs, prompting kids to empathize with others
Cons

  • Questions are comprehension and recall level only