Casper is a fully trained Special Ed Classroom Therapy Dog at Swanson Elementary in Palmer, Alaska. Casper makes the kids feel calmer, gives deep pressure therapy when students are overwhelmed, and helps students stay safe during transitions by keeping them from running off. This lovable Golden Retriever is living his best life!
Note: Casper was originally training to be a psychiatric service dog, which is why in some of the video clips his vest says service dog instead of therapy dog.
Alaska's Channel 11 KTVA News recently did a story on Casper who was placed as a therapy dog in Swanson Elementary School.
Link to the full story here: https://www.ktva.com/story/41605280/new-service-dog-provides-therapy-for-elementary-school-students-with-special-needs