Advanced Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification
March 27 - March 30
For certified teams wishing to expand their knowledge and skills, the Advanced Course is a great option. This intensive 4-day course is focussed on developing creative interventions, and training therapy dogs for advanced, off-lead reliability. The Advanced course is designed for graduate teams (handler & dog) who wish to extend their theoretical knowledge and practical application skills. Participants will learn about the Neurobiological Model of Animal-Assisted Therapy (NB-AAT) developed by our founder Melanie G Jones, and will be taught how to apply the model in a range of different settings, for a variety of clients. There is a focus on creating a strong working partnership with the therapy dog and a deeper understanding of their unique contributions to the work. Practical classes include establishing ‘off-lead’ reliability, the fundamentals of trick training, and the basics of agility exercises with workshops linking these to creative interventions. At the end of this course, teams will have a greater understanding of how to work together with their dogs to deliver AAI, develop effective interventions for their clients, and have a tool-kit of tricks and ideas to try.
For a full description of this course, including terms and conditions, and prices, please see the course information page.