Our Pet Therapy Dog Teams

WE PROVIDE TRAINED PET THERAPY TEAMS

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Meet Our Teams

We provide trained Pet Therapy Teams, humans and their well mannered dogs,  to provide emotional and physical benefits to many people in the community. Providing service delivery of dog assisted activities, to over 25,000 people a year.  

Our pet therapy dog teams provide animal services to 90 + facilities,  spanning all age groups, including persons with social, mental, emotional, legal, and physical vulnerabilities. Teams provide individual and group visitation and depending on the program, may work with professionals to assist persons in meeting specific therapy goals.

The dog's skills are often matched to the type of facility and the needs of the client/patient. The variety of facilities showcase the broad skill range of the Pet Therapy Dog Program. 

Every Certified Team is Credentialed

  • passing through standardised assessment,

  • online and class room training,

  • hands-on training,

  • mentor-ship 

  • industry placement.

Dog Credentials

  • veterinarian health screened,

  • temperament and skills tested,

  • vaccinated annually (C5)

  • on the job assessments during working life time

Every Certified Team

  • has 4 x  police clearance

  • covered by our $20 million insurance coverage policy. 

  • professional development

  • influenza vaccination

How Pet Therapy Dogs Can Help

"Activities, Education and Therapy"

 

A Therapy Dog provides comfort, companionship and emotional support to individuals, families, and people visiting or living in facilities. 

 

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

 

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

Programs

Dog assisted activities, education, literacy and therapy programs.
  • Provides dog-assisted interventions to individuals and the community.

  • Industry:  community Homes, care homes, residential Nursing homes, hospitals, dementia patients, and private home visits.

  • Our visiting teams can help promote  both physical and emotional wellbeing

  • We provide weekly, fortnightly and monthly visits to individuals and small groups

  • Our professional dog assisted therapy teams provide a bespoke package for the needs of the individual, group, and care establishment.

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/NHS, Charities and Voluntary Organisations, and of course Parents.

Rates

Fees and Rates

Donation Agreement plan, Hourly Fee or Price on application.

We ask participating facilities to contribute a donation agreement per year for each Therapy Dog Team making regular visits.

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