Star graduated from NEADS(National Education for Assistance Dog Services), in July of 2018. Star is trained to help individuals with developmental, social, sensory, and behavioral needs. She assists in social development by teaching responsibility, compassion, self-esteem, and empathy. It has also been found that dogs in therapy decrease unexpected behaviors and promote positive behavior change! Star works closely with her handler, Lindsay Curtius, together they enjoy weekend beach and hiking trips!