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Therapeutic pets program

If your child have social, emotional, sensory or behavioural difficulties then this program is for you!

The aim of this program is to give a facilitator (parent or carer),  young person and dog a 'tool box' of canine assisted  activities which can be used to support the young persons needs around the home to explore emotional awareness and regulation, exploring our senses and the different sounds, sights, smells, textures in our world, your own movement and place within our world in a gentle, non direct & canine centered way.

The virtual training sessions are structed to be as inclusive as possible, including using power point with PECS, 

Program Contents And Criteria

The therapeutic pets program is a 12 month program which costs £15 per month OR £165 one off payment (1 month free) and includes:

  • Access to 1 virtual assistive support task per month covering: deep pressure therapy, head rest/ light pressure, find lost or hiding young person, alert to early distress behaviours. There are 2 dates per month to choose from.
  • 3 virtual canine assisted activity sessions on one Sunday per month.

The therapeutic pets program is open to 3 to 16 year olds with a social, emotional, sensory or behaviour difficulty recognised by health or education professional's - no diagnosis required. 16 - 25 year old's who meet 3 of our high care & support needs criteria are also eligible for this program, the 16+ eligibility criteria can be found here. You must own a dog for this program which is friendly with the young person.

Ready to apply?

To apply, please complete the application form below and email it to enquiries@pawsitivesquad.co.uk. 

Please click here to download the application form.

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Pawsitive Squad CIC

2 Woodberry Grove

North Finchley

N12 0DR


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