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Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification (closed)

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

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 […]

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Masterclass – AAI in Mental Health (Closed)

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 – (Closed)

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 […]

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Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification (Closed)

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

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

September 9
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

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, […]

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

September 11 - September 14
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. WAITING LIST ONLY 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 […]

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

September 30 - October 5
Alpha Boarding Kennels, 8 Kiernan Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3156 Australia
Dog Learning

This course is now full - Waiting List Only This course is scheduled to avoid the Grand Final Friday Public Holiday (Vic), and may be subject to change. 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 […]

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Masterclass – AAI in Trauma Treatment

October 7
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia
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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 […]

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Emotional Support Dog Training – Part time

October 16 - November 6
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 […]

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Masterclass – Animal-Assisted Activities Co-Ordination

November 8
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia
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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 […]

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Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification – Waiting List Only

November 25 - November 30
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. […]

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Foundation Certification for Therapy Horses – Closed for Enrolments

December 2 - December 6
Certification for Therapy Horses

In conjunction with Equine Fusion, Lead the Way offers an intensive 5-day course for individuals wishing to train their pony/horse as a Therapy Horse for work in Equine-Assisted Interventions (EAI) or ‘equine therapy’.

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Masterclass – AAI in Education

24/01/2020
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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