As devoted pet parents, it's natural for us to form deep bonds with our furry companions. However, some dogs may experience Attachment Nervousness, which can lead to unwanted behaviours and emotional distress for both the dog and their human family. In this blog post, we will explore what attachment nervousness is, its causes, and provide [...]
Thank you to Claire Halliday - The Bursa, for this follow up article as Luna's impactful role is highlighted at Caulfield Junior College in Melbourne. Luna's presence at the school gate each morning has proven to make a significant difference in students' emotions and attitudes towards school. Prep teacher Georgia Leonard-Shannon explains the positive influence [...]
Explore the journey and growth of the Dogs Connect Program through an insightful interview with Dogs Connect Founder, Grant Shannon. Thanks to Claire Halliday - The Bursar - as she explores the beginnings and current workings of Dogs Connect. Click Here to read the article.
A big thank you to Liam McNally and the team at Star Weekly for their article about Bunji. Bunji the Groodle is doing amazing things with staff and students at Melton Specialist School. Well done to Principal Brooke Briody, facilitator Patsy Remboulis and Allied Health Leader Monika Michailides for all the amazing work they have [...]
Is MY dog an eligible candidate for being a wellbeing dog? As the founder of the Dogs Connect Program in Australia and someone who is passionate about animal welfare and aligning with international standards for Animal Assisted Education, I often receive inquiries regarding the suitability of dogs as school wellbeing companions. Addressing this question [...]
A big thank you to Student Addy Ricardo, Principal Gary D'Arma and the team at Shepparton News for this fantastic story about Murray, the wellbeing dog at Bourchier Street Primary School. Click here to read all about Murray, the one-year-old bundle of joy, who has brought immeasurable happiness and comfort to students and staff alike.
Watch this video to see the wonderful work that Sunny is doing at St John of God Murdoch Hospital. Sunny is doing a fantastic job brightening the lives of many staff and patient. Great work Sunny! Click Here to watch the 7NEWS story on Sunny the Wellbeing Dog.
The Dogs Connect Program is revolutionizing the way we view canine companionship in educational and care settings. By incorporating specially trained dogs into schools, aged care homes, and hospitals, these programs offer a unique approach to enhancing social experiences, improving attendance rates, and fostering essential life skills. As you delve deeper into this blog post, [...]
The use of reading dogs in schools has gained significant attention in recent years as an innovative approach to improving students' reading skills by helping students be more open to learning. Specially-trained pooches supply kids with a unique chance to hone their literacy abilities in an encouraging and unbiased atmosphere. In this blog post, we [...]
A big thank you to Simone Kerwin and the Wangaratta Chronicle for this great article about Maggie the wellbeing dog. Click here to read about the positive impact Maggie the groodle is having on St Bernard's Primary School and the wider community!