Audrey, an Italian Spinone dog
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Dog helps Teesside children read

A school on Teesside has enlisted the help of a dog to improve the reading skills of its pupils.

Audrey, a three-year-old Italian Spinone, visits Redcar Community College once a week and sits next to the children while they read aloud.

She's registered with the charity, Pets as Therapy, which works with schools, care homes and hospitals.

With her there, the pupils are said to be less stressed and self-conscious and teachers say their reading has greatly improved.

  • 24 Jan 2012