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Tulsa Elementary Students Help Build Tools For Service Dogs

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The kids at Clark Elementary built training boards, used to train service dogs for simple tasks, like turning on and off a light switch or grabbing a phone off the counter. The kids at Clark Elementary built training boards, used to train service dogs for simple tasks, like turning on and off a light switch or grabbing a phone off the counter.
The boards will help train the Therapeutics Service Dogs of Oklahoma in Tulsa and better prepare the animals that help dozens of people across the state. The boards will help train the Therapeutics Service Dogs of Oklahoma in Tulsa and better prepare the animals that help dozens of people across the state.
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Students in the Builder's Club at Clark Elementary in the Union District put their skills to good use.

The fourth and fifth graders have been working on training boards for service dogs.

The boards help teach basic skills like flipping light switches.

Wednesday, the students presented them to the dogs and their trainers from Therapetics.

"The project was to give the kids the opportunity to actually do things for other people. We have a lot of people who do things for our kids, and this was their opportunity to do something for someone else," said teacher Kent Jones.

The engineers at Fab Lab downtown helped, as well.

Jones says a little peanut butter on the switch goes a long way in training the dogs.

 

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