Parents and teachers say they've been amazed at how children who needed some extra help at school with things like reading and confidence have improved thanks to working with a dog.
The North Devon based charity Dogs Helping Kids is now training owners and their animals across our region as by word of mouth demand for their volunteer service has exploded.
Our correspondent Seth Conway reports:
More top news
Police forces across the West Country are urging the public to stay vigilant in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.
It's a cloudy and murky day ahead for most of us in the West but temperatures are staying high. Bob has the forecast.
It's another warm day for us with the cloud building. Bob has your weather forecast.