Could contact with a therapy dog benefit your child? Do you want to try this or just offer the child a fun and educational experience with a therapy dog? Do you want some extra free time for yourself? Your child can come to us for a fun and educational experience with our therapy dogs. If you already have a dog yourself and you want your child to learn how to work with it, we can help.
Our therapy animals act as coaches:
- For children with problems
- In collaboration with their therapist
- Using play therapy
- To reduce fear
- Afternoon games and training with therapy animals
- Children’s workshops and learning about dog massage, tracking and training
- Children’s parties
- Coaching your child with therapy animals
- Equi and hippotherapy
We usually work with dogs, but cats and other animals are certainly possible!
We do not replace a therapist but are trained to provide coaching and therapeutic support. We work with trained animals that have been tested for character and behaviour.
We only work with approved therapy animals, tested by an (international) recognized behavioural assessor.
We only work with people and volunteers who have followed a professional training course, recognized by the Flemish government.
All of our dogs are therapy dogs in addition to being dogs that adore having a cuddle. This is an added value for the quality and the long-term effect of the therapy!
We work on the following points:
- Safety and trust
- Specific guidance / training
Read testimonials in our book “Your dog your best friend” and in the press.
Is your child afraid of animals? (All animals)
Our therapy animals can also help overcome your fear of water by swimming with you.
This program has the following components:
- Individual coaching session (s) with therapy animals
- Teaching sessions, explaining animal behaviour and helping you to understand animals.
Contact us if you are interested in this service at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Personal training with and for children
- Consult equitherapy for children in Herselt : www.animuluce.be
- Group therapy and play for children: Team of two dogs and their handlers (2 to max 10 children)
- Children’s party with therapy dogs
- Visiting the practices of therapists and doctors (ergo, psyche, …), dogs that encourage reading
- Dog school in Toscanzahoeve tailored to children (beginners class)
- Workshops child and dog (for children)
- Courses and lectures in high schools by Inge Pauwels
- School visits with therapy dogs
Please contact us for a personal evaluation of your needs.