What we do
Therapy Dogs Australian provides canine and handler training designed for existing health professionals and educators who are interested in the field of Animal-Assisted Therapy. Our mission is to assist in creating human-canine therapy teams by equipping people with the skills and confidence required to include their dogs in their daily practice in a manner that is safe and ethical for their dog and their clients.
What is a Therapy Dog
A therapy dog is a dog that has been trained with its handler (usually its owner), to provide therapeutic intervention to another person in the community (e.g. allied health client, school student, nursing home resident).
Please note, we do not train assistance dogs or companion dogs.