Our programme is made up of a minimum of 8 to 12 modules broken up into two hour long, weekly sessions. The first hour provides hands on positive reinforcement dog training and animal interactions and the second hour focusses on humane education activities, specifically caring for animals. Our programme provides a safe, stimulating extra-mural activity and non-invasive therapy for young people.
With the help of qualified facilitators and experienced dog trainers, we facilitate the kids to teach the dogs basic skills like sit, stay, paw as well as some basic agility like jumping through hoops and going through tunnels to help them overcome their insecurities and blossom. Sometimes all we do is cuddle time where the dogs get groomed and read to.
Our aim is to reach as many children and dogs as we can to help create a better life for them and bring them more joy.
BENEFITS FOR THE CHILDREN:
- Children’s inherent empathy & compassion is awakened
Self esteem& self awareness
- Environmental awareness & Humane education
- Positive means of communication
- Responsibility & leadership
- Feel good about helping an animal in need
- Goal setting & empowerment
- Cross cultural tolerance
- Hope & Safe Play
BENEFITS FOR THE DOGS:
- Overcome anxiety
- Gain confidence
- Learn basic skills
- Feel love
- Get exercise
- Get mental stimulation
Socialisingwith other dogs
- Significant reduction in kennel stress
- Human bond