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
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
How dogs communicate with us
How a dog can help your family
How dogs learn
Setting up a training session
Different training styles
"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.
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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