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February 2019

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

February 11 - February 16
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia
Dog Learning

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY In partnership with the team at Alpha Canine Professional, 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.…

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March 2019

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

March 18 - March 23
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia
Dog Learning

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY In partnership with the team at Alpha Canine Professional, 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.…

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Therapy-Dog (Re)Certification Day

March 25
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 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

March 27 - March 30
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia

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…

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May 2019

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

May 20 - May 25
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia
Dog Learning

This course is now full (Waiting List Only) In partnership with the team at Alpha Canine Professional, 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…

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June 2019

Masterclass – AAI in Mental Health

June 17
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia
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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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Therapy-Dog (Re)Certification Day

June 19
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 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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Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification (Waiting List Only)

June 24 - June 29
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia
Dog Learning

This course is now full - waiting list only Scheduled to run in Melbourne (not Perth) In partnership with the team at Alpha Canine Professional, 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…

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July 2019

Masterclass – AAI in Education

July 12
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia
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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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August 2019

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

August 5 - August 10
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia
Dog Learning

This course is now full - waiting list only In partnership with the team at Alpha Canine Professional, 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.…

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Emotional Support Dog Training – Full Time 5 days

August 26 - August 30
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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September 2019

Therapy-Dog Drives (Re)Assessment Day

September 7
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia

The (Re)Assessment Day for Drives is designed for people who would like to certify a new Advanced Therapy Dog (has not previously been assessed for drives during the foundation course), or gain drives competence prior to attending the Advanced Certification (if found not yet competent around animals, food etc). This half-day course provides an opportunity for dog and handler teams who have completed further training and/or rehabilitation to attend the farm-based centre (Macclesfield) and be (re)assessed for a range of…

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