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Enhancing quality
of life and health
through the human - animal bond

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Therapy Dog Services

Therapeutic Dog Services organisation spans a network of passionate individuals incorporating dogs into Animal Assisted Activities, community visiting programs.

Every team is credentialed, passing through standardised assessment, classroom training, hands-on training, mentorship,  volunteer industry placement, and professional development.

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We foster the holistic health and well-being of animals, individuals and families of all abilities in South Australia and surrounding communities through encounters and hands-on participation in animal-assisted intervention services of wellness activity experiences.

Animal Assisted Therapist +

The organisation spans a network of highly qualified professionals incorporating animals into treatment.

 

Every certified professional is a credentialed, registered, practicing health or human service provider or Animal Specialist, who demonstrates skill and expertise regarding the clinical applications of  human-animal interactions. 

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Enhancing quality of life and health through the human-animal bond

Animal therapy can improve social, emotional and cognitive functioning

As well as increase motivation and participation within their functional living environment.

Professional AAI Education and Learning

Courses, resources, and instruments that facilitate AAI teaching and learning for community and professionals.

A blend of online, offline and class room training. 

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Our training programs are based on our extensive knowledge of bringing together animals and people in a way that benefits both, combining our experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds with nonabusive animal training.

Therapy Dog Registry

Join the largest Therapy Dog registration body in South Australia.

Membership gives you access to the most comprehensive learning programs and insurance, broadest range of professional development events, full time support staff, national and local representation, and much more.

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The Registry is  a central registry collection of all the official records relating to Therapy Dog Teams. The  Pet  Therapy Dog Registry is a database of  Pet Therapy Dogs that have completed evaluation, training, and community placement and live in South Australia.

AAI Discovery Centre

The Animal Assisted Interventions Discovery Centre, is unique, in being the only animal assisted intervention Discovery centre (rural facility) in Australia.

Courses, resources, and instruments that facilitate AAI teaching and learning for community and professionals.

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The AAIDC Centre strives for excellence in AAI training. We train working animals, train handlers, supply animals to clients, educate the public in the benefits of using animals in the rehabilitation of people, and use our working animal knowledge and expertise to assist industry and the media.

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It’s amazing what happens when people see the difference they can make.