AIR’s Dog Days of Summer: Debbie Linthorst and Toby

Debbie Linthorst’s introduction to Attitudes in Reverse was during an event at Timberlane Middle School, where AIR Co-Founder Tricia Baker gave a presentation with therapy dogs. “I was really blown away by what AIR does and the support they provide to kids mentally,” said Linthorst, President of the Hopewell Valley Regional Board of Education. So…

AIR’s Dog Days of Summer: Chris Turnbull and Brody

Chris Turnbull, Principal of Bear Tavern Elementary School, first learned of Attitudes in Reverse and its therapy dogs a few years ago from a staff member. The school then invited AIR to participate in its Wellness Day. AIR Dogs have been visiting the school for special programs ever since. “Tricia would walk down the hallway with…

Scott Brettell and the AIR Dogs and Hopewell Valley School Therapy Program

This is a special series highlighting a new partnership with the Hopwell Valley Regional School District and the AIR Dog’s School Therapy Dog program with the goal of teaching and certifying HVRSD staff dogs to become certified AIR Therapy Dogs. AIR offers a full comprehensive program that not only teaches and certifies each individual handler/dog,…

Nicole Gianfredi and the AIR Dogs and Hopewell Valley School Therapy Program

This is a special series highlighting a new partnership with the Hopwell Valley School District and each recently certified AIR Therapy Dog team from the district. To learn more about this initiative, please read here. Nicole Gianfredi was very excited about the new program to train dogs owned by Hopewell Valley staff, but wasn’t certain…

AIR Dogs: Paws for Minds Partners with Hopewell Valley Regional School District to Create a School Therapy Dog Program

Therapy dogs have been assisting people for more than 50 years, but it has been only the past 10 years that their support has expanded from visiting nursing homes and hospitals. The AIR Dogs: Paws for Minds program has helped expand the support of therapy dogs to mental wellness and suicide prevention programs in schools,…