"Dogs in the Rehabilitation
and social care of people"

Assistance Intervention Dogs

We provide advanced trained Assistance Intervention Dogs, to assist in goal-orientated programs to many people in the community. Providing service delivery of dog assisted activities, education, literacy, and therapy to over 10,000 people a year.  

 

Assistance Intervention Dogs assist individuals and groups of people within goal-orientated programs. Qualified professionals work alongside specifically trained dogs for the level of professional work in healthcare and social service settings.

 

How Assistance Intervention Dogs Can Help

"Dogs in the rehabilitation and social care of people"

IN THE BEGINNING

  • Between 8 weeks and 12 weeks of age, our puppy comes to Therapeutic Dog Services

  • Our method of training uses natural learning: "classical conditioning", "guided learning", "operant conditioning" and positive reinforcement.

TWO YEAR TRAINING REGIME

  • All dogs in this team are owned by Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated and are credentialed in the intensive training regime over a two year period, which includes learning all the skills and tasks that might be called on for their work within various Animal Assisted Intervention Programs. Activities, Education, and Therapy.

ASSESSMENTS & CERTIFICTION

  • Every certified team is credentialed, passing through standardised assessments and advanced training, dogs work individually or as a pack, each dog is veterinarian health screened, skills tested, vaccinated and fecal tested annually. Covered by our $20 million insurance coverage policy.

 

Animal-Assisted-Interventions:  activities, education or therapy boasts many proven benefits, including:

  • Improved fine motor skills, strength, and balance

  • Increased self-esteem and self-worth

  • Reduced anxiety and depression

  • Reducing experience of loneliness and isolation

  • Reduced risk of a heart attack or stroke

  • Improved interpersonal and communication skills

  • Improved sense of purpose and motivation

Assistance Intervention Dogs usually “work” during the day with their handler and then go home at night to be an “off-duty” pet.

 

There are so many things an Assistance Intervention Dog can do, and we are happy to help individuals, groups, teachers, therapists, courthouse and hospital employees, and ministers determine how to best utilize an Assistance Intervention Dog with their clients.

Programs

Dog assisted activities, education, literacy and therapy programs.

Dog Assisted Activities

(Meet and Greet)

Meet and Greet: (AAA)  is a unique initiative program  that allows participants to get up close and personable to dogs through visitations, meet and greet situation, in order to improve social inclusion, animal safety, and learning skills

Dog Assisted Activities

Activities and Therapy

Activities and Therapyt: (AAA/AAT)  is a unique initiative program  that allows participants to get up close and personable to dog's through visitations, meet and greet situation, in order to improve social inclusion, animal safety, and learning skills help us design the perfect program for your client base

Dog Assisted

Education

Education and Presentations: (AAE) programs  provides education, presentations to residents, government agencies, schools, universities and businesses of Australia.

Dog Assisted

Literacy

Dog Assisted Literacy program provides children with a sense of self-esteem enabling them to increase their reading grade levels. 

Dog Assisted 

Therapy

Dog Assisted Therapy Program is a unique initiative program that involves specific therapeutic goals, strategies, and outcome measures.

Animal Assisted Interventions

Using animals in treatments has many advantages.

The presence of animals and/or their direct involvement in treatments

have positive effects on people at various levels. 

We Work With

Our client base is made up of youth, adults, seniors, special needs clients and families.

We love to provide individual or group service delivery, enter into joint ventures and partner with

SA Service Providers, Business and Organisations

We serve within community hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, courts, schools and universities.

We work in partnership with: Schools, Local Authorities, CAMHS/NHS, Charities and Voluntary Organisations, and of course Parents.

How to Book

We serve within community hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, courts, schools and universities.

We work in partnership with: Schools, Local Authorities, CAMHS/SAHS, Charities and Voluntary Organisations, and of course Parents.

Rates

Fees and Rates

Starting rates and each project will be considered on an individual basis and given a unique rate. 

Contact Us

Get in Touch

For all inquiries please contact

Therapeutic Dog Services

Email: therapydogs@tdsinc.com.au

Phone: 0481293370

or

Animal Assisted Therapist +

Phone: 0415 132 654