Ask yourself this: if there had been a fluffy, playful dog in your classroom when you were a kid, would you have been more motivated to go? Our guess is yes.
At an elementary school in Victoria, Australia, a six-month-old Golden Doodle named Daisy has become the latest staff member of the school. The idea is that having a dog around as a permanent member of the school’s community could help to motivate more students to come to school (teachers have already noticed an improvement in school attendance). Being a Golden Doodle, Daisy is perfect since she doesn’t shed hair and doesn’t pose any allergy issues. She’s also very calm, making her perfect for helping regulate kids’ emotions and contributing to a relaxed environment.
When you see the adorable photos of kids playing with Daisy in the classroom, it certainly makes you wonder why more schools aren’t making dogs a member of the classroom.