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Challenge: Reading Together

There's A Dog in The Library!

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Bocker and Happy Reader

Readers Unleashed: Promoting Literacy with Canines, is the exciting theme for National Dog Week 2016. It is sure to inspire those who love to read, as well as those who wish to improve literacy skills. When parents hear that their children will be reading to dogs, some have concerns. To address some of their questions, we've invited Bocker Labradoodle to talk about his role as a therapy dog and his pleasure of listening to many happy young readers. To read our interview with Bocker, visit the NDW blog site at the link below.

About National Dog Week: National Dog Week was launched in 1928 by William Lewis Judy as a meaningful way to honor man's best friend for all the ways they serve humans. William Lewis Judy dedicated his life to tapping the healing, service and educational value of man’s best friend, sharing his knowledge with a new generation of dog-lovers.Lisa Begin-Kruysman, Author, Blogger and the official Ambassador for National Dog Week, is available for interviews, educational talks and article writing. Begin Kruysman is the author of, Dog’s Best Friend: Will Judy, Founder of National Dog Week and Dog World Publisher which was a 2015 nominee for the Maxwell Medallion awarded by the Dog Writers Association of America.

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Fun National Dog Week FAQ: Rockefeller Center played an important part in the celebration of National Dog Week in the 1930s through the 1950s when the Rock's Lower Plaza went to the dogs and was turned into a fun-filled Canine Celebration!

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