Our community wellbeing dog packages.

The Dogs Connect program has been implemented in a wide range of workplaces and communities throughout Australia. Our goal is to be supportive in as many ways we can. We love to be creative in finding ways to best support you in integrating your community dog. We have outlined a variety of different programs however we can tailor any package to suit your community. No two programs are ever the same!

The Full Scale Program

Who is the Full Scale Program for?

This package is perfect for organisations that want to introduce a wellbeing dog but don’t know where to start. We source a suitable dog and take care of all the details so you can focus on enjoying the benefits of your pup. We need to be able to access some staff regularly both on-site and remotely.

The package includes:
  • Source and supply of an appropriate dog.
  • Development of risk assessment policies and manuals.
  • Weekly consultation and training on-site.
  • Preparation and communication to the community.
  • Professional development sessions – whole staff, individuals and/or groups.
  • Regular workshops for staff, caregivers, students, residents, participants, families.
  • Data development support.
  • Behavioural work with dog and core group of carers/staff.
  • Timetabling and scheduling of interaction opportunities with the wellbeing dog.
  • Education support.
  • Personal development sessions – growth, emotional and social balance.
  • Sustainable planning and documenting for growth and ongoing program content.
  • Ongoing access to Dogs Connect Support Group.

Duration: 6 months
Price: Approximately $25K

Do you already have a dog in your community?

This package is for organisations that already have a community dog but need some help with training and maximising the benefits. We provide all the benefits of the Full Scale Program so you can focus on enjoying your pup! We do need to be able to access some staff regularly both on-site and remotely so we can make progress.

This package includes:
  • Development of risk assessment policies and manuals
  • Weekly consultation and training on-site
  • Preparation and communication to the community
  • Professional development sessions – whole staff, individuals and/or groups
  • Regular workshops for staff, caregivers, students, residents, participants, families
  • Data development support
  • Behavioural work with dog and core group of carers/staff
  • Timetabling and scheduling of interaction opportunities with the wellbeing dog
  • Education support
  • Personal development sessions – emotional and social balance and growth
  • Sustainable planning and documenting for growth and ongoing program content
  • Access to Dogs Connect Support Group – ongoing support

Duration: 6 months
Price: Approximately $15K-20K

The Online Program

This is a complete online training program. It is an ideal option for communities in more remote areas that are difficult to visit regularly. It’s also a great alternative to suit smaller budgets. The training can be shared throughout the community and is available forever.

  • Development of risk assessment policies and manuals
  • Weekly consultation and training remotely or over the phone
  • Preparation and communication to the community
  • Professional development sessions – whole staff, individuals and/or groups remotely
  • Remote workshops for staff, caregivers, students, residents, participants, families
  • Data development support
  • Timetabling and scheduling of interaction opportunities with the wellbeing dog
  • Education support
  • Personal development sessions – emotional and social balance and growth
  • Sustainable planning and documenting for growth and ongoing program content
  • Access to Dogs Connect Support Group – ongoing support

Duration: 4-6 months
Price: $6,997.00

Here is a short clip introducing you to this training package:

The Blended Program

We can provide a blended program of online and in-person elements to suit your budget and requirements. We can build you a support and solution-based approach to help you find the best way of integrating a wellbeing dog into your community.

This program is for any school who wants to go the extra mile in supporting their people. This course includes regular consultation with our expert staff so that you have complete peace of mind in knowing you are on track every step of the way.

Our team supports you on every level, from tech support through to very specific and targeted professional development which combines the concept of a wellbeing dog with the latest in trauma informed education and the most current wellbeing practices as seen across several industries. We also offer onsite consultation which enables targeted observations, feedback, demonstrations, staff PD and planning so that you can always expand your current understanding and practices.

This online training has been developed through years of experience and learning best practice related to working with a wellbeing dog in an education setting.

This is the result of a  combination of teaching, research, trauma informed practice, and experience with implementing this program with over 40 schools Australia wide over the past 5 years.

This course will help you to deliver incredibly positive impacts which will encompass the entire community, not just students – but staff and families also! 

Click here to see our 7 greatest and most common impacts we have measured in many Australian schools !

The course is delivered via an online enrolment which includes 13 modules made up of video tutorials and downloadable resources to support every step of the way. We are constantly adding to the content and refining the resources to ensure that we are paving the way for best practice in this field. 

When you enrol in this course you receive premium access to all of the course and all of the support you could ever need – forever! We enrol you, and we are with you every step of the way.

You will be able to call on our expert staff to check in with you and guide you through the process.

Duration: Tailored to your needs
Price: Ranging from 6K–12K

Consulting Contracts

We can offer a range of consulting services aimed at supporting communities/workplaces. In some instances, a companion dog may already be a long-standing part of daily life, but there aren’t any processes developed to ensure safety and wellbeing.

We offer tailored consulting and can provide valuable support either in person or online.

Duration: Dependent on your needs
Price: Varies