To be eligible to apply to join our assistance dog program or therapy dog program, you must first complete the 8-week application course. This course contains:
All of the above need to be completed within 8 weeks of the first zoom session to complete the course.
The pre-application course teaches you the fundamental skills required for dog training. Also, it allows us to assess you and your dog's suitability for the assistance dog program over multiple sessions instead of having a formal selection assessment. The course costs £90.
The pre-application course covers:
The pre-application course comes with access to:
Once you have completed the pre-application course you will be eligible to apply to join the assistance dog program or therapy dog program. We will then use the information on your application form as well as the results from the VLE assessment and review of your participation and observations made of your dogs' behaviour and personality throughout this course to decide whether we are able to offer you a place on our program. We always ensure we have sufficient space for all pre-application course participants. Even if you are not offered a place, this course gives you a great foundation for your dog's training.
Upcoming pre-application course start dates:
To book onto the pre-application course please click here. Spaces are limited. If you cannot open the link, the website to book onto the course is: https://bookwhen.com/pawsitivesquadpreapply