23. July 2020 - 10:15
Whitton Community Centre, Feltham
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Family Dog Workshops 2020 - Twickenham | Thursday, 23. July 2020

Family Dog Workshops 


Our Family Dog workshops are specially designed to provide parents/carers of children with autism with the advice and long-term support needed for choosing and training a pet dog to benefit the whole family.


The workshops are for parents/carers of a child aged between 3 - 16 years old with a clinical diganosis of autism.


They are a series of 3 one day workshops, each starts at approximately 10.15am and aims to finish at 3pm. 




Workshop 1 - Thursday 23 July 2020




Workshop 2 - Thursday 20 August 2020




Workshop 3 - Thursday 24 September 2020




Attendees are required to attend all 3 workshops.


What the workshops cover


Workshop 1



About the Family Dog Service


What to expect from your dog


How to get your children involved in looking after a dog


Developing the child-dog bond


Selecting the right dog



Workshop 2



How dogs communicate with us


How a dog can help your family


How dogs learn


Problem solving



Workshop 3



Setting up a training session


Different training styles


Advanced training


Goal setting


Fundraising



"I remember at the first workshop, I just couldn’t believe it when the instructors went through what they could teach us and how it might help Jacob. I just sat there and cried. I was thinking ‘this could be life-changing, it’s just amazing.’ It was also brilliant to meet and talk to other parents of children with autism. I remember thinking ‘We’re all in this together, our struggles are real and these people really understand. We are not alone.’” - Liz, Jacob's Mum and workshop attendee.




FAQs



What can/can't I bring to the event?



The workshops are for parents/carers only. We are unable to accommodate pet dogs or children.



If I'm unable to attend, can I obtain a refund?



If you have a situation that prevents you from coming to our workshops and you can give us 7 days notice before the date of the first workhop of your cancellation, we will happily refund your payment.


If you have to cancel your place with less than 7 days notice then unfortunately we cannot refund your payment as we will have committed to final costs for the workshop.



I have special dietary requirements



Please state any special dietary requirements on the booking form and we will do our best to accomodate them.