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Afraid of dogs? Here is how one educator repurposed her fear of dogs into a successful educational program

A rewarding outcome of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is seeing children overcome their fear of dogs and cats once they begin participating in the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. An outcome we often overlook is an adult’s triumph over their fear of animals. Chiara Grenaway, Education Coordinator for the Baychester Library in Bronx, NY, grew up with a fear of dogs and spent all of her childhood and much of her adult life never having physical contact with a dog. That is, until the Mutt-i-grees team came to her library in the summer of 2016.