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Cooper our Therapy Dog


We are very excited to introduce you to a member of our Coxhoe Primary School family.

Cooper is a Golden Retriever and was born on 14th January 2020.

He is currently continuing his specialist therapy training with 'Pets as Therapy' following the pandemic where it was unable to go ahead. 

Please read our School Dog Policy to see our reasons for having a therapy dog as well as frequently asked questions:

School Dog Policy - Cooper

Settling in at home

March 2020

Cooper was born in the Lake District and was collected by Mrs Barron when he was 9 weeks old. He has settled into his new home beautifully and is already showing how clever he can be! We are very excited to see him slot into our daily routine in school.

Cooper is growing!

April 2020

Cooper is growing more and more every day! He is now 13 weeks old and is huge! His training at home is going well and he has lots of tricks under his belt including sit, paw, hi-5, wait and even spin! What a good boy!

Cooper's first day at school

June 2020

Cooper came to school for some transition time today and loved meeting some of his work colleagues and exploring his new environment. He especially liked getting treats from Mrs Bartle and Mr Coils!

I'm Back!

September 2021

I am so excited to be back after being away for such a long time! Look how big I am! You might have seen me exploring in and around school with a grown up as I get used to my surroundings again. 

I am so excited to start working with you all again. I can't wait to listen to you read, go for walks and help you out when you're finding your day a little tricky. I still love cuddles just as much as I did when I was a puppy!

Check out my tricks!

April 2020

After many requests from children and families to see Cooper's tricks, we decided to record them all for you and upload them on to his page. He is such a clever boy! See what you think! He can't wait to meet you all!

Getting busy!

June 2020

Cooper has enjoyed coming into school each week to get to know all of his new friends. He has been getting busy working with Miss Dunkley in the office although isn't quite ready to take any calls yet!

As you can see by the huge smile on his face, he loves to spend time getting lots of cuddles too!

Where are all of the boys and girls?

July 2020

I'm just waiting for all of my new friends...

I can't wait to meet you all in September!