Oliver's Army believe in supporting and investing in young people. Supporting and encouraging young people to reach their full potential as valued individuals. We aim to build emotional bonding, cognitive development, socialization, and safety around dogs. There are also many awards the children can work towards!
Oliver's Army offer a service in which we can visit schools with one of our very own dogs.
We provide different therapies with the children including Play Therapy, Training Dogs, Reading/Story time, Building Confidence around dogs and Young Handlers.
Oliver's Army can also support schools to training their very own Therapy dog. One of our trainers can come to the school on a weekly or fortnightly basis to meet with the chosen handler and work towards their Therapy training and provide support puting the correct measures in place to support the school.
Marley is a qualified Therapy dog and currently works in local Primary Schools as a reading buddy!
Learning to reading can be intimidating for children. They can often feel anxious reading aloud and worried about making mistakes.
Marley is a non-judgemental friend that helps the children feel confident when reading.
This is Bella one of our dogs Training through Oliver's Army at Bell Baxter High School.
Our student handlers are Logan Fenton and Callum Christie.
The boys raised more than £3,000 for a therapy dog to improve the emotional wellbeing in Bell Baxter High School. Golden retriever Bella arrived in Cupar last June and since then has been working with dozens of vulnerable pupils at the school.
Logan and Callum have used thier learning skills, with Bella, to achieve the Health and Wellbeing Young Scots Award.
Well done boys!
Bella with Logan and Callum at school
Achieving the Health and Wellbeing Young Scots Award