Project Dog is still a work in progress due to obstacles put in place by my local school board. However, initially I studied the current Learning Strategies curriculum and created specific lesson plans revolving around the criteria of the course. A teacher's guide was compiled, including magazine articles, student handouts and tips for the teacher. The program was passed to the Guidance Department head, who never read it. Discouraged, I placed the package in a drawer. Months later when I met a more supportive teacher, I had her read over it. She fell in the love with the concept and worked diligently to have it put in place in my high school. Sadly, due to a strict "No Dog" policy, we were unable to implement it. I have since been doing research on how to get around the issue, with out using trained service dogs. Though the program has yet to help an individual student, I have impacted several teachers and administrators at my former high school and have opened their eyes to non-traditional options for kids needing something more than the "usual". I have also caught the attention of an adult educator at Loyalist College.