Therapy dog Bentley turns 4

Bentley, the reading pal and therapy dog at Emma Roberson Elementary School, turned 4 on Oct. 17. Bentley regularly visits classrooms and lends an ear while students are reading. Principal Kellie Lambert says that Bentley’s calm demeanor makes him ideal for serving as a therapy dog. Having earned his certification through Therapy Dogs International, Bentley had to master several commands and meet health and safety criteria.