Mustang is growing!
February 28, 2017
February was a great month for Mustang! His trainer wrote, "his training is going well, and he is HUGE! He’s going to be a gentle giant for sure!" His handlers gave this pup a little love for Valentine’s day! New toys and some warm weather in February, what more can a pup ask for?
Mustang over the Holidays
January 1, 2017
Mustang is enjoying his holiday break with the students in the Pawsitive Hearts program at St. Ambrose University. Look for more updates at: https://www.facebook.com/SAUpawsitivehearts/
Mustang goes to school
December 3, 2016
Mustang is old enough to start puppy school! Today, Mustang left his mother and littermates behind to begin his training. This adorable pup has a lot to learn before his arrival at CHS in the Spring of 2018! For more pictures and to track his progress visit https://www.facebook.com/SAUpawsitivehearts/
Facility Dog Coming to CHS Spring 2018
December 2, 2016
During the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year, students in Mrs. Dotts' Communications class initiated a research project to find a way to reduce the anxiety associated with testing, lessen adolescent stress, and to increase school morale and positive student behavior. That investigation led to these students researching and creating a proposal to incorporate a facility dog at our building.
In May of 2015, they presented their idea to the board of education, and it was approved. These students gave presentations to the community and received donations for the total cost ($3,000) of the training and acquisition of this dog.
It has been a long wait, but in October 2016, we were notified that our future facility dog had finally been born! One of these yellow lab pups will be named Mustang and will be trained specifically for the students and staff of Claymont High School. A special thank you to our sponsors: Trinity Hospital Twin City, Mr. Kevin Johns, Mr. Mark Natoli and Family, Mrs. Debra Gardner, and Mr. Paul Fanti and Dr. Andrea Tiktin-Fanti. We would also like to thank Dr. Shanna Hickenbottom of Twin City Veterinary Outpatient Clinic and Ms. Lindsey Lewis from the Tuscarawas County Humane Society for pledging to assist with the dog’s annual medical needs.
We are very excited to begin our partnership with QC CAN, the organization that will be training our puppy specifically for the needs of our building. In December, Mustang will begin his training with students in the Pawsitive Hearts service and advocacy group on the campus of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Look for future updates and share in our excitement as we eagerly anticipate Mustang's eventual arrival at our school.
For more information about QC CAN and Viking Pups visit:
http://www.qccan.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/SAUpawsitivehearts/