We are happy to visit you in your school / class / association with our staff and dogs.
In our visit we combine play, information and practical exercises.
The educational program was drawn up by primary education teachers, specialising in special needs programs.
The dogs were trained, tested for behaviour and character and certified by trainer and behavioural therapist Inge Pauwels. They are not only dogs that enjoy being cuddled but also real therapy animals.
The dog handlers are trained in the field of psychology, behaviour, cynology, first aid, etc.
For purely practical reasons we only work with dogs in schools. During our individual sessions and at our location, we work with other animals such as parrots, horses and cats.
The program takes 1 to 1.5 hours per group and is structured as follows:
- Introduction and presentation
- Games to help get acquainted with the dogs
- Explanation of how to deal with dogs
- Practice with a glove puppet
- Practice with real dogs
- Handing out a workbook and “diploma”
The educational lessons primary education or BUSO, are given in schools and associations, with the aim of explaining and improving the child – dog bond.
The project is based on the assumption that incidents when children are bitten can be prevented if children know more about dogs and their behaviour and learn how to behave around dogs.
Practical information, we ensure that children learn to handle dogs more responsibly (this includes ignoring dogs). This can lead to a reduction in fear of dogs and also the number of bite incidents. Moreover, this helps to ensure that children can enjoy being around dogs.
We provide an adapted program for difficult teenagers, children with learning disabilities, children with autism or toddlers.
If you are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also offer:
Canine Reading therapy
Dog massage & tracking with your dog
These options are dependent on the number of dogs and the size of the group. The training can take place at your own location or at Therapy Animal vzw.
Courses and lectures in high schools by Behavioural Therapist Inge Pauwels