What Do You Do With the Dog – At Home?

special-requestCreated by PAWS for People, What Do You Do with the Dog – At Home? is a 3-session series focusing on teaching parents how to incorporate their family pets into motivating, comforting, and supporting their special needs children in the home setting.

Research shows that interaction with trained therapy pets can provide encouragement and support for children who have special needs.  We believe that your family pet can also provide many of the same benefits to your child and your family as a whole.  Our trainers will work with the group as a whole and you individually to teach you how you can work with your child on many behaviors using the calming influence and innate intuition that your family pet can provide.

Many families need help with some or all of the following behaviors:

  • Reducing fear of animals
  • Integration into family structure
  • Increasing communications skills
  • Motivating physical activity
  • Developing relationship skills
  • Improving sleep patterns
  • Reducing self-stim behaviors
  • Encouraging care-taking activities
  • Assisting with melt-downs
  • Encouraging care-taking activities
  • Assisting with melt-downs
  • Encouraging awareness of surroundings
  • Providing your child with companionship
  • Working with restrictive, repetitive behaviors
  • Encouraging your child to read

What is involved?

  • Registering online & completing the family questionnaire
  • Completing a 15-30 minute intake phone call to discuss the your child’s needs & determine with what behaviors you would like help
  • Attending three (3) 1.5-hour sessions

Where & when will sessions take place?

Contact us if you are interested. We will create a class convenient for you!

Who should attend these sessions?

Sessions are for parents and/or guardians of special needs children.  Please arrange to leave children, other family members & pets at home.

How much do the classes cost?

The cost of each class is $25 per adult/couple – payable online or by check.

How do I get started?

Complete the registration form and family questionnaire.