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4/11/08 11:14:14 AM -- Denver, CO. -- Ordinary dogs as therapy animals -- .Shannon Pryor (background), 29, of Wheatridge, Co. volunteers with 'Biscuit', her two year-old male English Bulldog as a therapy dog tandem every other Friday at Pine Grove Elementary School in Parker, Co. 'Biscuit' and Pryor work with special needs first grader Danny Connolly, 8, Parker, Co. at the school helping him build confidence through handling and showing the dog off to classmates and working on reading skills as an understanding and sympathetic listener. The training required for this type of work is much less intensive than a service dog and therefore more accessible to many pet owners. Pryor said, "I love volunteering and it makes you feel good inside helping kids". Danny (center) shows 'Biscuit' a picture in a kids book entitled "Sit, Truman!" that he was reading to 'Biscuit' and Pryor..(Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2008)

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4/11/08 11:14:14 AM -- Denver, CO. -- Ordinary dogs as therapy animals -- .Shannon Pryor (background), 29, of Wheatridge, Co. volunteers with 'Biscuit', her two year-old male English Bulldog as a therapy dog tandem every other Friday at Pine Grove Elementary School in Parker, Co. 'Biscuit' and Pryor work with special needs first grader Danny Connolly, 8, Parker, Co.  at the school helping him build confidence through handling and showing the dog off to classmates and working on reading skills as an understanding and sympathetic listener. The training required for this type of work is much less intensive than a service dog and therefore more accessible to many pet owners. Pryor said, "I love volunteering and it makes you feel good inside helping kids". Danny (center) shows 'Biscuit' a picture in a kids book entitled "Sit, Truman!" that he was reading to 'Biscuit' and Pryor..(Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2008)