Animal Assisted Learning and Therapy Dogs at Dog Matters, Bundaberg

Unlocking Confidence and Skills Through the Power of the Human-Dog Bond

Welcome to a unique and transformative service at Dog Matters - our Animal Assisted Learning and Therapy Dog program. This program focuses on the incredible benefits that come from working with and training a dog, not for assistance purposes, but for the personal growth, confidence, and community engagement it fosters, especially for individuals with disabilities.

Building Confidence and Community Skills

  • Empowering Personal Growth: Training a therapy dog is more than just teaching commands; it’s about developing confidence and self-esteem. Our program is designed to empower you, helping you to learn new skills and grow alongside your canine partner.
  • Enhancing Social and Community Engagement: By training in various environments, we not only proof behaviours but also encourage you and your dog to engage actively with the community. This engagement is a fantastic way to develop social skills and connect with others.

Learning and Bonding

  • A Journey of Learning: Our program is an enriching educational journey. You’ll learn how to train and care for your dog, gaining valuable knowledge and experience that extends far beyond the training field.
  • The Human-Dog Bond: Experience the profound and therapeutic bond that forms between you and your dog. This bond is at the heart of our program, providing emotional support and a sense of companionship.

Versatile Training Environments

  • Diverse Training Settings: We can start right in the comfort of your own home before progressing to other environments when you are both ready. We train in a variety of environments to ensure your dog is well-behaved and adaptable in different situations. This variety enhances the training experience and prepares you and your dog for real-world interactions.
  • Community Skills Development: For individuals with disabilities, our program offers a unique opportunity to get out, explore, and participate in the community, all while supported by their canine partner.

NDIS Funding Availability

  • Accessible Training with NDIS: This program may be covered under your NDIS plan, making it accessible and affordable. We can guide you through the process to see if your plan can fund this enriching and beneficial training.

Join Us at Dog Matters

Our Animal Assisted Learning and Therapy Dog program at Dog Matters is more than just dog training; it’s a pathway to personal development, community involvement, and the joy of the human-dog relationship.

Whether you’re looking to build confidence, learn new skills, or simply enjoy the company of a trained therapy dog, we’re here to guide and support you every step of the way.

To learn more about this program or to find out how you can get involved, contact us at Dog Matters today.

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