Velma's Pets As Therapy

Celebrating 25 years offering our Pets As Therapy service

We are over the moon that we have had the opportunity to offer our unique brand of Pets As Therapy to our community for 25 years. We've loved getting involved in pet shows, pet expos, offering educational workshops, eBooks and eCourses, and even forming a "dancing with dogs." Our estimation is that during this time we've trained close to 1000 volunteers (our own and for other groups), 750 health professiona

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Love dogs? Then this is your best dog training book ever! Easy Dog Training using Love, Fun and Dog Psychology

Well... I might say "best ever" because I wrote it but the truth is, it's best ever because Fleur, my Standard Poodle was the co-author! Fleur explains how dogs think and feel about what we say and do around them. Unique, fun, educational, family friendly dog training book now available! Check out the full details here Amazing table of contents All dog training should be fun for you and the dog

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How do dogs want adults and children to meet and greet them?

Watch here When you want to meet a pet Treat them with complete respect Pets have thoughts and feelings too They hurt and cry just like you Be calm and quiet never loud Don’t tease or bully they are proud Show them you are kind and sweet Don’t touch their head face tail or feet Their happiness depends on you Be caring kind and gentle too… Respect

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Dog Therapy in classrooms and public places

The media appears to be including stories of the many benefits of pets, especially dogs. A recent news story was about Bentley, a lovely mini Poodle helping to de-stress commuters on public trains in the NSW. Other news stories this week show dogs helping children to relax returning to the school environment after a public holiday break. These great news stories of course comes to no surprise to anyone w

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Want To Take Your Pet To Work? Pet Therapy Courses

There is unlimited evidence and studies of what us pet lovers have always known. Pets enhance our lives! If you have a profession in which a pet will enhance your work, we have a perfect course or workshop for you. Our courses and workshops are perfect for all therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, doctors, nurses, carers, teachers, teaching assistants, ministers, shop workers... and anyone wa

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