Pawsitive Squad CIC
Paws of Hope, Paws of Love,
Paws of Life
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Our comprehensive therapy dog program trains qualified health, care and education professionals and their pet dogs to provide a specialist canine assisted activity and therapy program to support groups of young disabled people within the professional's regular workplace.
For specialist team dogs in training (from September till July, the first 10 months on the program) the monthly membership fee is £20 per month. Your monthly subscription includes:
For fully trained specialist team dogs, the monthly membership fee is £7.50 per month. Your monthly subscription includes:
If you wish to join the program but your dog is under 8 months old or hasn't perfected the obedience behaviour or still jumps up etc then we first recommend you complete the preapplication course which should give you the skills and training to get your dog to the standard required to be eligible for the specialist team (therapy dog) program. To join the pre-application course, please book on the events page.
To be eligible to apply to join our specialist team dog program your dog must:
Your dog must NOT:
You (the handler) must:
Specialist team dog training is split into two sections - Foundation and advanced training. The foundation training module takes 3 months and contains 6 live zoom classes as well as self directed learning through the virtual learning area and 6 assignments to complete. The advanced specialist team dog training takes 6months to cover the three mandatory canine assisted activity programs which are called flourish, unite and care. You then have the opportunity to do up 3 other canine assisted activity modules, if you wish once your dog is a fully trained specialist team dog.
In the foundation specialist team dog training we will cover:
In the advanced specialist team dog training we will cover:
We are able to take a maximum of 12 dogs on our specialist team dog program per year, with spaces allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you're ready to apply please complete an application below and we will be in touch to confirm your acceptance onto the program. Our next intake begins on the 8th of September 2021.