Kids Around Dogs Program
Here to help your child to overcome their fears/anxieties and become more confident and comfortable around dogs.
Is your child scared of a family dog?
Maybe you’ve considered welcoming a pet dog into the home but your children are scared?
Does your child struggle to be around dogs when you are on the park?
Kids Around Dogs (KAD) is a national network of approved trainers who have been hand picked to deliver the KAD training protocol to families and children who need support to live safely with, or be comfortable around dogs.
The program is suitable for children from the age of 4 to 10 years of age and have been designed to help children understand about dog body language, know how to interact with both familiar and unfamiliar dogs, and how to stay safe around them.
How does it work?
Sometimes our mind may condition us to think that dogs are scary and we need to fear them. We use Cognitive Behavioural Technique to change negative thoughts about dogs into positive ones., by looking at body language; personality and things that dogs have in common with humans.
This is a 10 Session program split as follows:
7 x weekly online sessions, each lasting approximately 20 minutes
3 x face-to-face sessions where a dog will be present, lasting approximately 20 minutes
A parent/guardian will need to be present during all sessions to support their child through the program and the weekly games that we will set.
Your child will be awarded a certificate and badge once they complete the program.
We work with the individual child and are guided by his or her needs and choices. Children are never pressured into doing anything they do not feel comfortable with.
I use Positive Reinforcement techniques. Children get rewarded for completing tasks and games after each session.
Our in person sessions are carried out with pre-assessed dogs that I have personally chosen for this work.
I am DBS checked and insured for your peace of mind.
Please click here to get in touch for a free chat or to book your place on the program.