Sunday 6 October
11:00 to 14:00
Abbey Dog Training Centre, Wanborough, Swindon
Come and learn the exciting principles of herbal self-medication for dogs in this session that incorporates the theory behind the science of self-selection, and mini demonstrations with real dogs.
See how our dogs can self-medicate from the healing properties of plants, guided by how they taste and smell, to provide themselves with the best possible conditions to heal from physical and emotional challenges and traumas such as surgery, an unknown rescue history, or anxiety.
Learn how to host a mini-session for your own dog, with the option to purchase a starter kit providing all the basics you’ll need to start your dog on this journey of self-healing.
Delegate places – £30 per person with 50% of the ticket sales being donated to Dog A.I.D. (Assistance In Disability), a wonderful dog charity that the host and speaker both support as volunteer trainers to help people with physical disabilities train their pet dogs to become fully qualified assistance dogs.
If you would like your dog to take part in the demonstration, please note that they must be comfortable being close to other dogs, and ‘performing’ in front of a group of strangers. To request a space for your dog, please email Lesley with a short overview of your dog. An additional payment of £10 (on the day) is required for pre-booked dogs to take part in the demo to cover the cost of botanicals consumed. Other than the selected workshop dogs, this is a human only event, and all other dogs should please stay at home.
The workshop is scheduled to conclude at 1pm, however when working with animals there is always a chance we’ll overrun a little!
Our chosen charity – Dog A.I.D
Both Lesley from Two Happy Tails and Rachel from Abbey Dog Training are trainers for Dog A.I.D.(Dog Assistance in Disability – Registered Charity No 1098619)
Dog A.I.D. is a charitable organisation which helps people with physical disabilities train their own pet dogs to be good companions, and help around the house with everyday tasks which able bodied people might take for granted – such as getting dressed, switching on lights and emptying the washing machine. Dogs who complete all three levels of training become certified ‘assistance dogs’ and can provide help in shops and other ‘no dog’ areas.
Dogs can be trained to do just about anything you like, so long as they are physically capable of doing it and the task does not require opposable thumbs!
For more information on Dog A.I.D. please have a look at their website at www.dogaid.org.uk