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:
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It will be a bright and warm evening but clouds will arrive as midnight approaches.
After a fine end to the day, skies will turn cloudier overnight with the chance of a few showers, possibly heavy.
Skripal delivered a statement in Russian before providing further written comments in both Russian and English.