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June 2020

ON HOLD Therapy-Dog (Re)Certification Day (Waiting List Only)

June 4

ON HOLD - not accepting new applications at this time, pending COVID-19 restrictions This course is now full. Waiting list only. 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…

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

June 15 - June 20
Mullum Therapeutic Farm Panton Hill, Victoria 3759 Australia
Dog Learning

This course is now full. Waiting list only ON HOLD - not accepting new applications at this time, pending COVID-19 restrictions 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…

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

June 29 - July 4
Mullum Therapeutic Farm Panton Hill, Victoria 3759 Australia
Dog Learning

ON HOLD - not accepting new applications at this time, pending COVID-19 restrictions This course is now full. Waiting list onlyLead 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…

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July 2020

ON HOLD Masterclass – AAI in Education

July 10
To Be Confirmed Melbourne, Victoria Australia

In this three hour workshop you will learn about the benefits of including animals in your therapeutic practice, and develop an understanding of the fundamentals of Animal-Assisted Therapy. The workshop will cover a range of topics of interest to mental health professionals, disability and human-service sector staff, educators, and those with a passion for pets and helping people.

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ON HOLD Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification

July 27 - August 1
Mullum Therapeutic Farm Panton Hill, Victoria 3759 Australia
Dog Learning

ON HOLD - not accepting new applications at this time, pending COVID-19 restrictions 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…

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August 2020

RE-SCHEDULED Masterclass – AAI in Trauma Treatment – DATE TBC

August 10
Mullum Therapeutic Farm Panton Hill, Victoria 3759 Australia

ON HOLD - not accepting new applications at this time, pending COVID-19 restrictions DATE TBC Masterclasses comprise one-day workshops designed to extend and enhance knowledge and practice of Canine-Assisted Interventions. Masterclasses are open to Certified and Advanced handlers. Please note: only Advanced Therapy Dogs may attend Masterclasses. This masterclass will focus on the theories and practices of AAT and NB-AAT in trauma treatments. It is suitable for clinicians such as psychologists, counsellors, social workers, welfare workers, OTs etc. Participants will explore…

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RE-SCHEDULED Masterclass – Animal-Assisted Activities Co-Ordination DATE TBC

August 14
Mullum Therapeutic Farm Panton Hill, Victoria 3759 Australia

ON HOLD - not accepting new applications at this time, pending COVID-19 restrictions DATE TBC Masterclasses comprise one-day workshops designed to extend and enhance knowledge and practice of Canine-Assisted Interventions. Masterclasses are open to Certified and Advanced handlers. Please note: only Advanced Therapy Dogs may attend Masterclasses. This masterclass will focus on the theories and practices of AAA in visiting settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools or workplaces. Participants will learn about engaging customers in activities, understanding the limitations of visiting…

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Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification

August 24 - August 29
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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September 2020

Therapy-Dog (Re)Certification Day

September 7
Mullum Therapeutic Farm Panton Hill, Victoria 3759 Australia

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. Dogs can certify at the Foundation level, Advanced level, or Multi-Dog Group. For a full description of this course,…

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Advanced Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification

September 9 - September 12
Mullum Therapeutic Farm Panton Hill, Victoria 3759 Australia
Dog Learning

This intensive four-day course follows on from Lead The Way's Foundation training, providing dog and handler teams Advanced Therapy Dog & Handler Certification. Teams work towards developing creative interventions using the Neurobiological Model, and off-lead reliability. This course may also be used as the second 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 NOW

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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

Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification

October 19 - October 24
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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