Struggling readers need to improve their fluency. Fluent readers spend less time and energy on decoding which allows them to focus on comprehending what they read. Just like sports or music, reading takes lots of practice. Research shows that pet therapy dogs make excellent companions for children to read to. Our virtual dog, Jarvis is an interactive reading companion for your child. He will encourage your reader, ask questions and offer positive feedback. And he is FUN! Testing showed children actively engaged in reading for longer periods of time while reading to Jarvis!