Assistance Dog Training In Bundaberg With Dog Matters
Empowering Lives, One Paw at a Time
Welcome to Dog Matters, where we believe in the transformative power of dogs in enhancing our lives. I’m Tenille Williams, your guide on this incredible journey of training assistance dogs. Whether you’re looking to train a certified assistance dog or engage in animal-assisted learning, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
The Journey to Becoming an Assistance Dog
Embarking on the journey of training your own dog to become a certified assistance dog for public access is both rewarding and challenging. It’s important to understand that this process can be extensive and demanding, requiring a significant commitment of time and effort.
Additionally, not every dog is suited for this specialised role. Sometimes, certain behavioural traits may not become evident until a dog reaches maturity, even with consistent training from puppyhood. This is because both genetics and life experiences, which can sometimes be unpredictable, play a crucial role in a dog's development.
We highly recommend that you discuss dog selection with us beforehand if you do not already have a dog. Choosing the right dog that has been bred for the job, or is naturally suited, will greatly improve the likelihood of successful training outcomes.
At Dog Matters, we approach this journey with compassion and realism, recognizing that while all dogs bring joy and companionship, not all are suited for the demanding environments and tasks expected of assistance dogs. Our priority is to ensure the well-being and happiness of both you and your dog, finding the best path forward whether that leads to becoming a certified assistance dog or enjoying a different, but equally rewarding, relationship.
Your Journey, Your Pace
Tailored Training for Your Dog
Understanding Assistance Dog Training Under Federal Law
At Dog Matters, our assistance dog training program is meticulously crafted to align with the definitions set forth in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 - Sect 9(2). This act defines an assistance animal as a dog or other animal that is either:
Dog Matters operates under this comprehensive federal law, rather than state laws, ensuring a uniform and high standard of training across Australia. This means:
Through adherence to these federal guidelines, Dog Matters ensures that each assistance dog is not only a profound source of support for their handlers but also a well-prepared and respectful companion in all public spaces.
Join Us at Dog Matters
Ready to start this fulfilling journey? Whether you’re aiming for a certified assistance dog or looking to engage in animal-assisted learning, at Dog Matters, you’re in caring and capable hands. Let’s embark on this rewarding adventure together. For more information or to start your journey, contact us today using the button below.
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