What makes a good therapy dog? 

Tuesday, September 18 2012 | 1:00 PM (GMT Standard Time)

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About the Class

Internationally renowned canine behaviourist and trainer, Nina Bondarenko, joins us to talk about what makes a good therapy dog? Does breed matter? Size? Age? What sort of temperament and skills are required and what sort of things might a therapy dog be asked to do? This webinar considers a broad variety of therapy environments that dogs become part of from visiting programmes through to animal-assisted therapy and some types of assistance dogs. Length approx 30 mins.

Language of instruction: English

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About Society for Companion Animal Studies
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The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) was established in 1979 to promote the study of human-companion animal interactions and raise awareness of the importance of pets in society.

SCAS is the leading human-companion animal bond organisation in the UK.

Over the past thirty years SCAS has established itself as the leading human-companion animal bond organisation in the UK.

SCAS work focuses on four key areas:

Information exchange: We produce a range of human-companion animal bond publications, maintain a reference library of research findings for our members, host an annual conference, and provide expert opinion on the bond to encourage positive pet policy and practice.

Education and training: SCAS delivers training to health, social care and veterinary professionals, in animal-assisted interventions, the human-companion animal bond and pet loss.

Research: We carry out our own research into the effects of pet ownership and interaction on different groups in society – for example, pets and older people. We also offer a research scholarship.

Helping vulnerable groups in society: In recent years, our work has focused on areas such as:

*encouraging sheltered housing and residential care homes for older people to adopt pro-pets policies; our Pets for Life campaign is ongoing
*highlighting the benefits of pets for children's health and education
*advising on animal-assisted therapy programmes and training
*supporting people who have lost a much-loved pet