Understanding and Overcoming Attachment Nervousness in Dogs: A Guide for Pet Parents

2023-10-18T21:57:14+10:00September 6th, 2023|

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 [...]

Connecting With Students, Staff And Families Is All In A Day’s Work For Luna The Wellbeing Groodle

2023-08-16T10:33:11+10:00August 11th, 2023|

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 [...]

A pawesome new teacher

2023-08-09T14:28:45+10:00July 20th, 2023|

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?

2023-10-18T22:03:34+10:00July 11th, 2023|

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 [...]

Murray the wellbeing dog brings joy and calm to Bourchier St Primary School

2023-10-25T18:34:32+10:00May 31st, 2023|

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.

Sunny Wellbeing Dog 7NEWS

2023-05-24T15:35:26+10:00April 26th, 2023|

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.  

Experience the Benefits of a Dogs in Schools Program in Victoria

2023-10-25T18:48:32+10:00April 22nd, 2023|

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, [...]

Reading Dogs in Schools: Boosting Learning and Well-being

2023-04-22T16:55:05+10:00April 20th, 2023|

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 [...]

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