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September 2020

Emotional Support Dog Training – Part time NEW DATES!

September 16 - October 2
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

Based on the philosophies of Therapeutic Dog Training, this unique therapeutic program is part discussion-based and part practical activities. Participants are supported by psychologists, mental health clinicians and professional dog trainers to develop strong and healthy relationships with their dogs. For those individuals who have a diagnosed disability, our team will support you and your dog to develop the healthy habits that will provide you with the emotional support you need. The part-time therapeutic program runs for two days in…

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October 2020

NEW DATES Emotional Support Dog Training – Full Time 5 days

October 5 - October 9
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

Based on the philosophies of Therapeutic Dog Training, this unique therapeutic program is part group therapy and part dog training. Participants are supported by mental health clinicians and professional dog trainers to develop strong and healthy relationships with their dogs. For those individuals who have a diagnosed disability, our team will support you and your dog to develop the healthy habits that will provide you with the emotional support you need. This course is the delivered full-time over 5 consecutive…

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Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification (Waiting List Only)

October 19 - October 24
Mullum Therapeutic Farm Panton Hill, Victoria 3759 Australia
Dog Learning

This course is now full. Waiting list only. Lead the Way offers an intensive six-day course for individuals wishing to train their dogs as Therapy-Dogs for work in Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI). This course provides Certification as a Visiting Therapy Dog and Certified Therapy Dog Handler. This course may also be used as the first step towards obtaining certification as a Practitioner in Animal-Assisted Therapy, Animal-Assisted Education, or Animal-Assisted Activities Co-ordination. For a full description of this course, including terms and…

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November 2020

Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification

November 16 - November 21
Mullum Therapeutic Farm Panton Hill, Victoria 3759 Australia
Dog Learning

Lead the Way offers an intensive six-day course for individuals wishing to train their dogs as Therapy-Dogs for work in Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI). This course provides Certification as a Visiting Therapy Dog and Certified Therapy Dog Handler. This course may also be used as the first step towards obtaining certification as a Practitioner in Animal-Assisted Therapy, Animal-Assisted Education, or Animal-Assisted Activities Co-ordination. For a full description of this course, including terms and conditions, and prices, please see the course information page.APPLY…

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December 2020

Therapy-Dog (Re)Certification Day (online – Zoom)

December 3

The (Re)Certification Day allows graduates to refresh and recap on their skills after graduation. It also allows teams to Re-Certify once their original Certification has expired (usually after 1 year). This course is also open to previous (human) graduates who want to certify a second or subsequent dog, and don’t feel they need to attend the entire Foundation or Advanced course again. Due to COVID-19 Restrictions this Recertification Day MAY run via Zoom (assuming restrictions have not been sufficiently lifted). If so, we…

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Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification

December 14 - December 19
Mullum Therapeutic Farm Panton Hill, Victoria 3759 Australia
Dog Learning

Lead the Way offers an intensive six-day course for individuals wishing to train their dogs as Therapy-Dogs for work in Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI). This course provides Certification as a Visiting Therapy Dog and Certified Therapy Dog Handler. This course may also be used as the first step towards obtaining certification as a Practitioner in Animal-Assisted Therapy, Animal-Assisted Education, or Animal-Assisted Activities Co-ordination. For a full description of this course, including terms and conditions, and prices, please see the course information page.APPLY…

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