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Mylo - Our school dog

Mylo's role in school


As you are all aware we are excited to welcome Mylo to our St Mary's family this year!

Although Mylo will be spending lots of time in school over the next few weeks and months it will be quite some time before he officially starts working with the children. The reason for this is because he's still very young and the transition into school life needs to be made gradually. Whilst he becomes accustomed to the new sights and sounds of school he will also be completing lots of specialist school therapy dog training. During this time the children will also be learning vital skills such as, how to take care of a school dog and dog safety awareness.

For the remainder of this school year Mylo's interaction with the children will be slowly increased and we are hopeful that he will be fully trained by September 2021.

Allergies and fears


It's important that we're aware of any allergies or fears that your child may have in relation to dogs therefore please contact the school office on 01253 878445 to inform us if this is likely to impact your child. 

Mylo's Training


Mylo's training started at a young age.

  • At 4 months old he started attending puppy socialisation group once a week to help build his confidence and get him used to different environments, sounds and smells.
  • His obedience classes also started at 4 months of age. He attended these once a week, on a Sunday, and the focus was on teaching him basic commands, recall, lead walking and reinforcing positive behaviours.
  • At 5 months old Mylo began his School Therapy Dog journey, again, attending classes once a week. He's been a busy puppy! School Therapy Dog Training comes in 3 parts, Bronze, Silver and Gold. During each stage he will be taught various commands and tricks and will be expected to demonstrate these positive behaviours during assessment stages and when his trainer, Tasha, visits school.
  • Mylo enjoys his training as he gets to be the centre of attention and is rewarded with his favourite treats and toys.


On the 5th May 2021 Mylo was awarded his Bronze School Therapy Dog certificate and rosette. Not only this, but he also passed his bronze obedience course on the same day too!