Learning Support Dog

Here you can find all the latest on our Learning Support School Dog – Rolo:

19/01/2017 – Rolo In The Team

It’s safe to say that Rolo has well and truly settled in here at Huntington School, most people have now met him and he’s even been to assemblies to say hello.

He takes absolutely everything in his stride but is also a little worn out by the end of his day and goes home for a well earned nap.  He is incredibly gentle and loves to meet new people each day.

He certainly isn’t camera shy either!

Rolo at 7 1/2 weeks old with his mother:


Rolo will soon be joining Katrina Roberts as one of the family, we shall be letting Rolo settle into his new family before he ventures into school.

We are all looking forward to meeting him!

November 2016:

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we would like to introduce Rolo our Learning Support School Dog who will be based in the Learning Support Department from December.

Rolo is a Kennel Club registered Chocolate Labrador puppy with a superb pedigree who has been chosen for his gentle, placid and biddable nature.

Once Rolo has completed his basic puppy training at 8 months old, and then he will work with a A.P.D.T local trainer.

Rolo will have been trained in four key roles:

  • The classroom
  • Listening/Reading
  • Reward
  • Therapy

The welfare of Rolo and the Health and Safety of all pupils is paramount and as such a risk assessment has been put in place. When Rolo is not in school he is our much loved family pet living in our home.

Learning Support Puppy Nov 2016

Please see the below FAQ sheet which might answer some on your questions:

FAQ – Learning Support Dog 2019

Please do contact me if you have any serious concerns, I would especially like to have details of any pupils who are nervous of dogs or who are allergic to dogs.

My contact email address is ke.roberts@huntington-ed.org.uk

Katrina Roberts