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How we look after our amazing therapy dogs

How we look after our amazing therapy dogs

I'm sure our dogs experience a range of emotions including happiness, anxiety, fearfulness and excitability. How they behave and their body language can help our tutors to understand what they are feeling and whether they are physically and mentally fit and healthy.

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Our thoughts on relationship building with our students

Our thoughts on relationship building with our students

Relationship building is a core ethic of ours that ensures Canine Comprehension tutors are investing in the relationships of their students and caregivers to best achieve shared goals.

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Meet Rini & her therapy dog Diana. Photo of Diana in Canine Comprehension Uniform

Offering dog assisted programs in Mallacoota

We are delighted to be able to offer funded animal assisted programs to facilitate supportive connections in the Mallacoota area and surrounding locations.

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New York City skyline with Stevie Award in the foreground

Sarah is a finalist for the Stevie Awards!

Our CEO is off the New York for the 16th Annual Stevie Awards Dinner. She has been nominated as a finalist for the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand.

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A journey from kids to dogs ... and back again

A journey from kids to dogs ... and back again

Let me tell you a little about how I ended up training dogs to teach kids how to learn. I have always loved dogs. I have always loved stories. I didn't always love reading. When I was a kid, I often hated being in the classroom. I found school work difficult, boring and often pointless.

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Letís talk about cleanliness

Letís talk about cleanliness

Our AAI dogs are in classrooms and homes everyday. Having a dog work around children requires that dog to have the highest standards of training, cleanliness and manners. 
 

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AAI: What is it?

AAI: What is it?

The Canine Comprehension team dedicate their days to encourage children to enjoy learning. The ‘tools’ we use to motivate children are Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) dogs.

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Oscar the Dog's smiling face

A Reminder to be Mindful of My Students Worries

Oscar, my dog and co worker had to go to the vet yesterday. He had an odd lump on his gum, which had turned funny and we thought we better get it checked out. The vet wanted to surgically remove it, just in case it was something nasty. So I found myself at the vet hospital at 7.00am dropping the little guy off for a day procedure.

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Training our AAI dogs

Training our AAI dogs

One of our biggest challenges when talking to potential clients about how Canine Comprehension can improve the lives of young people through Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) activities is explaining the high training expectations of our dogs. 

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My dogs help me manage stress and anxiety

My dogs help me manage stress and anxiety

I have a pretty unique job. I run a company that brings therapy dogs into schools to help young people widen their perspective around mental health so they can get to a place where they are ready to learn. And I love my job!

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Have you met: Chachka and Jovana

Have you met: Chachka and Jovana

Chachka is a 3 year old mixed breed dog who makes many of our students smile, feel more comfortable at school and encouraged to learn. Jovana, our Tutor rescued Chachka from ‘Starting Over Dog Rescue’ in February 2016. She was found wandering the streets pregnant when she was only one year old.

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