Loading Trainings

Past Trainings

Trainings Search and Views Navigation

Training Views Navigation

July 2019

Masterclass – AAI in Education

July 12
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

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.…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

Therapy-Dog (Re)Certification Day

September 9
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,…

Find out more »

Advanced Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification

September 11 - September 14
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…

Find out more »

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 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…

Find out more »

October 2019

Masterclass – AAI in Trauma Treatment

October 7
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia
+ Google Map

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 the role of therapy dogs in interpersonal neurobiology, and develop an appreciation of novel…

Find out more »

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 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…

Find out more »

November 2019

Masterclass – Animal-Assisted Activities Co-Ordination

November 8
The Alpha Canine Centre, 54 Rushdale Street
Knoxfield, Victoria 3180 Australia
+ Google Map

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 settings, partnering with professionals, and will have opportunities to workshop interventions with other participants.…

Find out more »

Foundation Therapy-Dog and Handler Certification

November 25 - November 30
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 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…

Find out more »

December 2019

Foundation Certification for Therapy Horses

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’.

Find out more »
+ Export Events