Wisconsin teacher uses therapy dog to help students

Teacher’s pet might not sound like a good thing, but at a Wisconsin middle school one teacher’s actual pet helps students through tough times and big changes. 

A few days a week Alyssa Zimmerman’s dog Bell comes into school.

Zimmerman trained her as a therapy dog, and besides improving student’s grades, Bell rings in a little happiness. 

"You can always get a hug from a teacher or always get a hug from a friend or a high five or a pat on the back, but there’s something about the attention and the love that comes from a dog, a therapy dog that is just pretty special," Zimmerman said.

Other teachers at the school say they love their newest faculty member’s calming presence. 

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