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Learning to stay safe around dogs

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  • Susan Burrows, program coordinator with Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, shows Mark Chambers, 5, of Arlington Heights how to properly pet Abby, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

       Susan Burrows, program coordinator with Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, shows Mark Chambers, 5, of Arlington Heights how to properly pet Abby, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Charlie entertains the children by playing the tambourine and a keyboard -- that really played music -- with help from Barb Balla of Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy.

       Charlie entertains the children by playing the tambourine and a keyboard -- that really played music -- with help from Barb Balla of Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 
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Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy taught young children how to interact safely with dogs, at a program held Saturday at the Mount Prospect Public Library. The experts also showed children how to read canine body language, and gave them some techniques to use when faced with an aggressive dog.

The program was for kindergarten through fourth-graders, with a parent.

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