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Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Italian
Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Italian

What you'll do

RECOVERY ASSISTANCE DOGS’ DIVINE INSTINCT WELLBEING WORKSHOP 1 Hour Session RECOVERY Assistance Dogs Workshop is a hands on experience that showcases how dogs can help people find solutions to improve Wellbeing. We will explore how Dogs have Divine Instinct and how this helps to engage people pushed to the margins by the challenges of life. We will consider how Dogs can build relationships with people that find human friendships difficult. We see how training dogs is a therapy for Mental Health or Wellbeing and for stillness in the mind by doing activities that look at how: DOGS CAN COMFORT US - How dogs help us enjoy the moment and be focused by touching us - Training the Dog to do this. Importance of Social Inclusion in the Community. Activity 1 – to learn how to train with Positive Reinforcement using a Marker Word, treats & a clicker. Get the dogs attention & charge Marker Word/Clicker so everytime the dog looks at you say good/click then give a treat. Activity 2 – Discuss the use of touch technique (how would it help a dog regularly touching you with nose/paw? In what ways does it help you? In what ways the dog?) Mention reminders for meds, helping people get up, Social Inclusion touch. Practice getting the dog to touch you. Activity 3 – Social Inclusion touch – describe how this is useful in the Community (getting dog to focus on you away from public). Practice this.
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Your host

Learn more about Liz

Liz

I'm Founder Member of RECOVERY Assistance Dogs that was started over 15 years ago in 2004 in Oakham, Rutland. The Charity trains assistance dogs to help people to recover from Mental Health problems. I run RAD Wellbeing Workshops in Schools, Universities and the Community for people to experience how to train their own dog to help their wellbeing. I am a fully trained KCAI (Kennel Club Accredited Instructor) specialising in Assistance Dogs. I have written a short manual on training dogs for your Wellbeing: https://www.recoveryassistancedogs.org.uk/training-dogs-for-your-wellbeing We will be doing some of these activities in the Wellbeing Workshop. Also we will learn how your dog can help you to find peace and stillness in your mind by sitting still and doing nothing.

What's included

Drinks
Hot or cold drinks will be available.
Equipment
Treats, mats, lead & toys for the dogs.

Where you'll be

These Workshops will take place in the RAD Charity Training Venue at 10, Saint Andrews Road, Leicester, LE2 8RD.

Availability


Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable around dogs.

What to bring

Please bring a mat, a toy and treats for your dog if you wish.

More tips

Please get in touch for more information. You can come with or without your dog as we will bring along dogs & puppies for you to have a hands on experience.
Liz
Training Dogs for Wellbeing
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New experience
From £22/person