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5 Ways Dog-Assisted Interactions Can Support Students with Anxiety in School

5 Ways Dog-Assisted Interactions Can Support Students with Anxiety in School

As a team dedicated to supporting school communities and students alike, we recognise that addressing anxiety is paramount in creating a conducive learning environment where every child can reach their full potential. Here are 5 Ways we believe Dog-Assisted Interactions can support students with anxiety.

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Supporting Families by mentoring young people with Anxiety

Supporting Families by mentoring young people with Anxiety

At Canine Comprehension, we focus on individual mentoring and supporting young individuals and their parents and families. We understand that emotional well-being is pivotal to a child's academic success. Here are five ways in which our dog-assisted interactions can specifically support students dealing with anxiety.

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Understanding Your Dog's Fear

Understanding Your Dog's Fear

Have you ever wondered if your furry friend is feeling afraid? Understanding your dog's body language is crucial for recognising signs of fear, anxiety, or stress.

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Preparing Our Therapy Dogs for their working day

Preparing Our Therapy Dogs for their working day

At Canine Comprehension, we understand the importance of ensuring that our therapy dogs are adequately prepared for their vital role in providing animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) in educational settings.

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Upholding Excellence and Ethics in Animal-Assisted Therapy: Canine Comprehension's Commitment to ATL Standards

Upholding Excellence and Ethics in Animal-Assisted Therapy: Canine Comprehension's Commitment to ATL Standards

Canine Comprehension is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in all our work.

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Training Therapy Dogs for School Settings

Training Therapy Dogs for School Settings

Across Australia, several organisations specialise in providing therapy dog training programs. These programs offer comprehensive training that covers various aspects of therapy dog work, including animal behaviour, human-animal interactions, and effective communication techniques.

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Children hands brushing a dog

Supporting Children with Sensory Issues: The Role of Therapy Dog Handlers Children with sensory issues face unique challenges in

Sensory issues can impact a child's ability to regulate their responses to sensory stimuli, leading to difficulties in social interactions, learning, and overall well-being. In this blog, we will explore how therapy dog handlers can play a vital role in supporting children with sensory issues.

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Enhancing Student Wellbeing: The Impact of Therapy Dogs and Sensory Spaces

Enhancing Student Wellbeing: The Impact of Therapy Dogs and Sensory Spaces

At Saint Pauls Primary School Kealba, students have found a unique way to enhance their communication skills and foster friendships, thanks to the presence of Victor, a therapy dog, and his handler, Mini.

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Unleashing the Potential: The Role of Dogs in Assisted Learning In Education

Unleashing the Potential: The Role of Dogs in Assisted Learning In Education

The integration of dogs into schools has transcended the conventional notion of a furry companion tagging along. Embracing Dog Assisted Education means recognising the school dog as more than just a presence.

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child stacking objects on a dogs head

The benefits of mindfulness for kids

This post explores what mindfulness is and how it can benefit your children.

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School aged child with curly hair leading a dog on a lead through a school playground

Manís best friend still has new tricks to teach school kids

School is back, but distressingly, some children are so anxious about the return that they refuse to go.  Others attend school in a constant ‘fight or flight’ mode of anxiety. Learn about how Canine Comprehension is helping these children's mental health.

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What impact do we make in our students lives?

What impact do we make in our students lives?

We are all about facilitating emotional growth, confidence and healthy social responsiveness. We aim to prepare our students for the challenges they will face both inside and outside of the classroom.

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A non-negotiable in our industry -† The Therapy dog must be safe with the children

A non-negotiable in our industry -† The Therapy dog must be safe with the children

Learn about the importance of training for therapy dogs before they get brought in to schools.

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Dogs in schools - how can we manage it safely?

Dogs in schools - how can we manage it safely?

The aim of this report is to endeavour to answer the question: Should dogs be in schools and how can we do it safely?

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The kids want a puppy?

The kids want a puppy?

We have all read the heart-warming stories of children with ASD connecting to his/her dog in a way they had never done before. We all know the bond between man and dog and our heart swells when we hear of those who experience difficulties connecting, making that important relationship with their dog.

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Holiday travel with kids and dogs.

Holiday travel with kids and dogs.

As the end of the year approaches all I am thinking about is holidays. As we drag our way through November many of us will be taking time off over the Christmas break to spend with our families.

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My Dog Hamish

My Dog Hamish

Using dogs to lower anxiety around learning and assisting in maintaining a positive attitude to school work is a fairly new approach to education around the world. So why did I think it would work? I have experienced it myself.

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