I just brought home my new baby chocolate lab and have been doing some research on training her to be a therapy READ dog. I am a middle school teacher and really would like to work with my new puppy in hopes of her someday working in the school system as a READ dog. I would like to talk to anyone here who has been successful doing this and hear how you pitched the program to your school system. Ultimately, I know a lot will be depend on if my new puppy has the temperment for this sort of job, but I am hoping that with dedication and love, together she and I can create a successful program for the community. Schools systems are suffering with funding and the kids will inevitably be the ones who lose. A READ therapy dog program will cost the school zilch in money and yet they will gain so much! Please share all tips and advice.