Saturday 10 February 2024


How do Assistance Dogs communicate with our hoomans when we need them to pay attention to us?

Through our actions and at times barking!

When my boi runs away, I bark once and then sit and wait for my family to give me the command to track my boi.

When I see my boy hurting himself, I begin nuzzling him to redirect him to me. Sometimes I just go and lay on my boi!

I even go and nudge my boi, and my mum, with my nose when I sense that they need a break.

And my intelligent disobedience skills are paw-some! There are times when I know better, so I will not obey a command and make my boi doing something else instead. One day I saw my boy walking towards a road, so I dragged my Mum towards him and then pushed my boi back onto the footpath.

All Assistance Dogs will communicate with their owners in different ways!

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Saturday 3 February 2024

Come with us to Equine Therapy!

Come with us to Equine Therapy!

Equine Therapy is more than just spending time with the horses.

Equine Therapy is building a connection with your horse.

Equine Therapy is about learning new emotional regulation skills and putting them into practice.

Equine Therapy is learning how to communicate with the horses. Learning how to care for the horses - grooming them before and after riding, washing the horses down, getting their feed proportions correct.

Equine Therapy is learning to communicate with your horse while riding, giving the correct commands, seating positions on the saddle or bareback, learning to ride with no reins and controlling the speed and direction of the horse by moving your legs.

Equine Therapy is learning how to strengthen your core muscles.

Equine Therapy is more than just spending time with horses.