If you have ever shared your home and heart with a dog, then you know the amazing feeling of unconditional love that a dog can bring into our lives. If you have always wanted to share that amazing feeling and love that dogs bring into our lives, then therapy dog work maybe the happiest and most fulfilling work you will ever find in this world!
But how do you approach this work? What kind of dog is perfect for it, where do you start? If you have always wanted to spread some tail wagging sunshine in this world, then this is the perfect course for you!
Understanding The Concept Of Therapy Dogs
- The differences between AAT and AAA
- When is therapy work helpful and when it is not
- Some terms to know before you get started with therapy dog work
The Human Angle
- What qualifications required
- Human-canine team
- Ideal situations for therapy dog work
- Stress in people
- Effective communication
- Terminating a session
- Limits as a dog handler
- Code of ethics
The Canine Angle
- Animal assisted therapy tests
- Suitable breeds
- Therapy dog puppy training
- Selection of therapy dog
- Therapy dog temperament
- Therapy dog formal training
- Zoonotic diseases
- Stress in a therapy dog
- Burnout and retirement
- Safety tips
Duration and Dates
The 4 day course will be held daily from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Is This Course For You?
This course is essential for anyone who is interested in taking up therapy dog work as a career or a pet parent who wants to volunteer their time for therapy dog work.
The course will be conducted only in English and students are required to have a good understanding of the language. Any dog lover above 18 years can apply. The course is ideal for beginners as well as professionals.