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Family Dog Workshops 2019 - Bangor

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Family Dog Workshops 2019 - Bangor


Family Dog Workshops 

Our Family Dog workshops are specially designed to provide parents/carers of children with autism with the advice and long-term support needed for choosing and training a pet dog to benefit the whole family.

The workshops are for parents/carers of a child aged between 3 - 16 years old with a clinical diganosis of autism.

They are a series of 3 one day workshops, each starts at approximately 10.15am and aims to finish at 3pm. 



Workshop 1 - Thursday 05 September 2019



Workshop 2 - Thursday 10 October 2019



Workshop 3 - Thursday 07 November 2019



Attendees are required to attend all 3 workshops.

What the workshops cover

Workshop 1


About the Family Dog Service

What to expect from your dog

How to get your children involved in looking after a dog

Developing the child-dog bond

Selecting the right dog


Workshop 2


How dogs communicate with us

How a dog can help your family

How dogs learn

Problem solving


Workshop 3


Setting up a training session

Different training styles

Advanced training

Goal setting

Fundraising


"I remember at the first workshop, I just couldn’t believe it when the instructors went through what they could teach us and how it might help Jacob. I just sat there and cried. I was thinking ‘this could be life-changing, it’s just amazing.’ It was also brilliant to meet and talk to other parents of children with autism. I remember thinking ‘We’re all in this together, our struggles are real and these people really understand. We are not alone.’” - Liz, Jacob's Mum and workshop attendee.



FAQs


What can/can't I bring to the event?


The workshops are for parents/carers only. We are unable to accommodate pet dogs or children.


If I'm unable to attend, can I obtain a refund?


If you have a situation that prevents you from coming to our workshops and you can give us 7 days notice before the date of the first workhop of your cancellation, we will happily refund your payment.

If you have to cancel your place with less than 7 days notice then unfortunately we cannot refund your payment as we will have committed to final costs for the workshop.


I have special dietary requirements


Please state any special dietary requirements on the booking form and we will do our best to accomodate them.



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