We may not have our holiday programs running at the moment, but we are looking forward to some fantastic online connection! We may not be able to be with our young people, but we are still able to be part of your day. Feel free to contact us to book single sessions for a time that suits you.Learn More
Grow your confidence during the school holidays
Our program covers a wide range of topics
Our school holiday program is an initiative that exposes your child to the responsibility of pet ownership, plus the rewards that can be seen from owning a dog and attending to their needs. Our school holiday program is a single day workshop held twice over each week of the Victorian school holidays. The program offers a wide variety of activities all based around the care and love for an animal.
Expected outcomes: Your child will gain a sense of community and involvement which will help with their confidence and emotional well-being. Whilst your child is having fun they will further develop their emotional intelligence.
When: Our school holiday program currently operates one day per week of the Victorian school holidays
Where: Kathleen Syne Centre, Carlton (however if you would like a program at your local school or centre we are more than happy to coordinate a specific location to suit your needs).
Canine Comprehension will be running School Holiday programs throughout the year.
Dog agility: this first section concentrates on each participant being taught how to create and set up an agility course designed for the therapy dogs. The students are then taught how to work within a team with a dog to successfully complete the course in the fastest time.
Learning outcomes: planning, communication, teamwork and persistence.
Puppy kitchen: Each student is allowed to choose four treats for their dog team member. (from the range of pre-selected treats available), the students are given the opportunity to discuss why they chose the treats they did and why they would expect the dog to love them. The student who picks the yummiest treats according to their dog team member wins!
Learning outcomes: being able to work within a team as well as finishing a task within given timeframes.
Just add dog: mediation style session where each student can lie down with their dog team member and focus on the dogs breathing with their eyes closed and learn to retreat into a meditative state.
Learning outcomes- the students learn how to moderate their breath, focus on their breathing and clear their mind to remain in a quiet meditative state for a period of time.
Best dressed dog: the students work within a team to design an outfit for their dog team members. They use items that we supply, they then dress their dog teammate, ensuring the dog stays happy and feeling safe.
Learning outcomes- Listening to one another, working as a team, being creative, being sensitive towards the dog team members feelings to ensure the dog is feeling secure as the team dresses them up.
Your child is welcome to attend both days or just one day.
Please note: Tutors and therapy dogs will vary each day, therefore, your student will experience something different each day.