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Making dog treats helps students make self reliance

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Helping students with special needs to become more self reliant is the idea behind the Dog Treats Project in the Somerset school special education department.


The project has quickly become successful in several ways. It has helped the students gain responsibility by doing all of the steps in the production of the dog treats. The students are also gaining satisfaction in their work, because the dog treats are selling well and they are continuing to produce more of the treats.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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