Why work with a therapy dog?
Meet the PAWS intervention team!
New Workshop Announcment
Are you a health professional or educator that sees the benefits of working with your pet dog? Are you thinking about training your dog as a therapy dog?
This workshop is an introduction to working with your dog therapeutically. Our workshop will explore:
- What is a therapy dog and animal assisted therapy?
- What are your expectations of your dog and when not to work with them? Welfare considerations.
- Dog body language (what are they communicating) and basic dog handling skills.
- Legislation and regulations.
- Insurance, what's the right one for your needs?
- Can you run an effective intervention?
We are running workshops on the 12th and 19th of September.
Please note due to COVID19 spaces are limited.
To book a place or to find out more please email:
This is an introductory workshop that supports our PAWS pals programme. For those wishing to join our programme the cost of the workshop will be deducted.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Training and development NEWS July
Nicola has taken the Level 1 course in Animal Assisted Play Therapy® (AAPT) in July 2020. These are the first steps in the high quality international certification program that is described at www.iiaapt.org."Created by Risë VanFleet and Tracie Faa-Thompson. The week away in Northumbria was thoroughly informative and very forward thinking in their approaches to working with their animal partners. Nicola is excited about taking the next steps in this journey and is looking forward to gaining more knowledge and support from Lucy, Tracie and Risë.
"Animal Assisted Play Therapy® (AAPT) adds the elements of playfulness, humor, and lightness to the therapeutic process, and can be helpful for clients of all ages. It focuses heavily on relationships: how the relationship between therapist and animal must be developed in positive, mutually respectful ways in which the animals have a voice and choice whenever possible."