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’s an example of the Online Program in a School environment:

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.

Duration: Tailored to your needs
Price: Approx. 10K–14K

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