Lollipop sits looking at Logan as he reads a book about baboons to her.
Lollipop is a story dog, tasked with helping kids improve their reading skills in a fun and non-threatening environment.
Jacqui Brown is Lollipop’s owner and the Hobart coordinator for Story Dogs.
“Many children have emotional upsets in their day,” Ms Brown told Bridget Hickey on 936 ABC Hobart.
“The dog is something that calms them.”
Story Dogs started in 2009 and has teams working with primary schools all over Australia.
The program focuses on children from grade two and up who need a boost with their confidence and reading skills.
"Last year we had a boy who was in grade six, he didn't know all his letters," Ms Brown said.
"He was Lollipop's first client and by the time he left he was able to read a newspaper, he could read a bus timetable, he could use a computer.
"Lollipop made a big difference to him."
Non-judgmental dogs help improve confidence
Whereas a child might be scared or embarrassed to make a mistake reading in front of a human, the dog gives them no judgment and just seems pleased to be with their efforts.
Ms Brown and Lollipop work at Austins Ferry Primary School.
They have scheduled mornings when they spend time with children one on one.