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February 2021

Visiting Team Certification – Foundation (Step Two)

February 4 - February 5
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

Delivered face to face in Melbourne, with social distancing and Covid-safe practices, this course is Step Two in our Certification programme. Running over two days (or three days with community visits – Covid permitting) it provides graduates with the Team Certification required to begin working together in Canine Assisted Interactions (CAI). Handlers who have previously completed the Provisional Handler Certification can attend with their dogs to complete a range of practical activities and assessments to achieve their Visiting Therapy Dog…

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March 2021

Advanced preparation & theory (Step Three)

March 1 - March 3
live Online, Zoom and Matrix

Delivered live online over 2.5 days, this course provides you with advanced applied CAI theory and teaches the skills to prepare your dog for advanced training and assessment. Forming Step Three in our Certification programme, the course is designed for graduate teams (handler & dog) who wish to extend their theoretical knowledge and practical application skills. Students participate in live online practicum workshops with our dedicated instructors interspersed with online theory lectures and quizzes.   For a full description of…

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Advanced Team Certification (Step Four)

March 4 - March 5
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

Delivered face to face in Melbourne over two days, this practical course consolidates the skills and knowledge learned during the online preparation course. This course is Step Four in our Certification programme, providing graduates with Advanced Therapy Dog and Handler Team Certification.   For a full description of this course, including pre-requisites, eligibility and prices, please see the course information page. Please note: You can apply for Step Three (Advanced preparation) and Step Four (Advanced Team Certification) on the one application…

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Provisional Handler Certification (Step One) FACE TO FACE

March 15 - March 17
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

This intensive short course runs live online over 2.5 days developing therapy dog handling skills from the comfort of your own home anywhere in Australia or the world. Students participate in live online workshops with our dedicated instructors interspersed with online lectures on canine training, socialisation and behaviour. Participants graduate with Provisional Handler Certification (Step One in Certification), which may then form the foundation for further practical training and Certification with their dogs.   Please note that the dogs are…

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Visiting Team Certification – Foundation (Step Two)

March 18 - March 19
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

Delivered face to face in Melbourne, with social distancing and Covid-safe practices, this course is Step Two in our Certification programme. Running over two days (or three days with community visits – Covid permitting) it provides graduates with the Team Certification required to begin working together in Canine Assisted Interactions (CAI). Handlers who have previously completed the Provisional Handler Certification can attend with their dogs to complete a range of practical activities and assessments to achieve their Visiting Therapy Dog…

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April 2021

Provisional Handler Certification (Step One)

April 12 - April 14
live Online, Zoom and Matrix

This intensive short course runs live online over 2.5 days developing therapy dog handling skills from the comfort of your own home anywhere in Australia or the world. Students participate in live online workshops with our dedicated instructors interspersed with online lectures on canine training, socialisation and behaviour. Participants graduate with Provisional Handler Certification (Step One in Certification), which may then form the foundation for further practical training and Certification with their dogs.   Please note that the dogs are…

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Visiting Team Certification – Foundation (Step Two)

April 15 - April 16
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

Delivered face to face in Melbourne, with social distancing and Covid-safe practices, this course is Step Two in our Certification programme. Running over two days (or three days with community visits – Covid permitting) it provides graduates with the Team Certification required to begin working together in Canine Assisted Interactions (CAI). Handlers who have previously completed the Provisional Handler Certification can attend with their dogs to complete a range of practical activities and assessments to achieve their Visiting Therapy Dog…

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May 2021

Provisional Handler Certification (Step One)

May 10 - May 12
live Online, Zoom and Matrix

This intensive short course runs live online over 2.5 days developing therapy dog handling skills from the comfort of your own home anywhere in Australia or the world. Students participate in live online workshops with our dedicated instructors interspersed with online lectures on canine training, socialisation and behaviour. Participants graduate with Provisional Handler Certification (Step One in Certification), which may then form the foundation for further practical training and Certification with their dogs.   Please note that the dogs are…

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Visiting Team Certification – Foundation (Step Two)

May 13 - May 14
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

Delivered face to face in Melbourne, with social distancing and Covid-safe practices, this course is Step Two in our Certification programme. Running over two days (or three days with community visits – Covid permitting) it provides graduates with the Team Certification required to begin working together in Canine Assisted Interactions (CAI). Handlers who have previously completed the Provisional Handler Certification can attend with their dogs to complete a range of practical activities and assessments to achieve their Visiting Therapy Dog…

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June 2021

Provisional Handler Certification (Step One)

June 7 - June 9
live Online, Zoom and Matrix

This intensive short course runs live online over 2.5 days developing therapy dog handling skills from the comfort of your own home anywhere in Australia or the world. Students participate in live online workshops with our dedicated instructors interspersed with online lectures on canine training, socialisation and behaviour. Participants graduate with Provisional Handler Certification (Step One in Certification), which may then form the foundation for further practical training and Certification with their dogs.   Please note that the dogs are…

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Visiting Team Certification – Foundation (Step Two)

June 10 - June 11
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia

Delivered face to face in Melbourne, with social distancing and Covid-safe practices, this course is Step Two in our Certification programme. Running over two days (or three days with community visits – Covid permitting) it provides graduates with the Team Certification required to begin working together in Canine Assisted Interactions (CAI). Handlers who have previously completed the Provisional Handler Certification can attend with their dogs to complete a range of practical activities and assessments to achieve their Visiting Therapy Dog…

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Advanced preparation & theory (Step Three)

June 21 - June 23
live Online, Zoom and Matrix

Delivered live online over 2.5 days, this course provides you with advanced applied CAI theory and teaches the skills to prepare your dog for advanced training and assessment. Forming Step Three in our Certification programme, the course is designed for graduate teams (handler & dog) who wish to extend their theoretical knowledge and practical application skills. Students participate in live online practicum workshops with our dedicated instructors interspersed with online theory lectures and quizzes.   For a full description of…

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