Canine Assisted Activity Classes

Our canine assisted activities are suitable for everyone who likes dogs. You don't need to own a dog or have any experience handling dogs to join these sessions although you can bring along your own dog if they're friendly.

 

During sessions our volunteers and therapy dogs partner up with the young people for a variety of fun exercises. The sessions are tailored to the needs of the group and every exercise is focused on a skill (social skills, balance and coordination, communication etc). Sessions are fairly structured. At the start of class the exercises are either found hidden around the room or are picked out of a sensory tub (containing a different item each week such as waterbeads, goo bleck), this is followed by a warm up, 4-6 exercises, cool down and goodbyes.

 

We currently have two canine assisted activities classes avalible: