AAI foundation & certification

Animal-Assisted Intervention Association Australia

Foundation AAI and Therapy-Dog certification course

In conjunction with the team at Alpha Canine Professional, Lead the Way offers an intensive six-day course for individuals wishing to train their dogs as Therapy-Dogs for work in Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI).

This intensive course, is designed to provide a solid foundation to begin your work in professional therapeutic settings (such as Animal-Assisted Therapy - AAT) or visiting, volunteer or recreational settings (such as Animal-Assisted Activities - AAA). The course provides a comprehensive background to Therapy-Dog training with the Canine Leadership System, handling, socialisation, psychology, body language, and Canine Good Behaviour Shaping. It also provides information to help get you started in Animal-Assisted Interventions, including how Human-Animal Interactions (HAI) are beneficial, how to manage ethical and legal issues, and understanding Occupational Health and Safety. At the end of this course, you will have the skills to begin your work together in visiting or professional therapy settings.

* Note: This course replaces the Intensive Therapy Dog Handlers Course - 5 days from 2016.

Animal-Assisted Intervention Association Australia Location: Alpha Boarding Kennels, Macclesfield Victoria
Dates: See the application form below
Cost: $1,650 inc GST

Apply for the Foundation AAI and Therapy-Dog certification course

* Compulsory Field

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This course is run in conjunction with

Personal and Contact Details

* Name:
* Address:

Please use a residential address (no PO Boxes)

* Email Address:
* Age:
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Dog Information

* Name:
* Breed:
* Age:
* Sex:
* Desexed?
* Vaccination (C5 Minimum) next due:
* Boarding Required?
* Prior Training:
* Behavioural Issues (enter 'none' if no issues):

Course Specific Details

* Previous dog training experience (as a member / handler):
* Are you currently working or have you ever worked in a dog related industry (part or full-time)? (For example: Vet, Vet nurse, kennel hand/owner, dog groomer, dog walker, doggy day care, dog trainer, canine / animal behaviourist, breed judge, obedience judge, other)
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* Have you previously attended any other dog related courses:
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* Is English your primary language?

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Upon receiving your application you will receive your booking confirmation via email. This email will also outline our course payment terms, an indemnity contract and a list of pre-course requirements.