Mater Hospital Pet Therapy Program

Mater Hospital Pet Therapy Program
11 February, 2020

Mater Hospital Pet Therapy Program

The Mater Pet Program is run by volunteers and is used to assist with the recovery of both adults and children with a variety of injuries or disease-related muscular problems. Mater Pet Program volunteer coordinator Russell Williams said there had not been a lot of scientific studies published relating to the use of dogs as...

Current Therapy Dog Programs
26 August, 2019

Current Therapy Dog Programs

Positive Response Dog Training has assisted in training many dogs for Therapy programs, including: Mater Hospital Brisbane (visiting patients in multiple wards including Mater Mothers, Cancer Care and Neuro wards) Gold Coast Air Port (to aid those with flying related anxiety) Various local High Schools (to assist special needs children and those with social/emotional anxieties...

What is Animal Assisted Therapy?
26 August, 2019

What is Animal Assisted Therapy?

Animal Assisted Therapy is utilized to enhance and complement the benefits of traditional therapies.  Many species are being utilized for therapy work including horses, cats and birds. Dogs are the most common species trained for therapy work. These dogs are able to provide a different means of therapy for a wide range of patients including...