Dogs in Schools - KAD Professional Course
Kids Around Dogs 5-modules, self-paced course on selecting, implementing and evaluating effective school dog programmes.
This course is for anyone who is interested in learning about how to work with dogs in schools; it has been designed for professionals who want a deeper foundation of knowledge and experience necessary to monitor a dog’s welfare and wellbeing, within the complexities of a school environment.
You will achieve ETHICS: Explain key ethical issues when working with canines in school contexts and consider ways to protect canines in school settings by adopting standards of care that support safety and respect for everyone involved.
KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrate critical thinking about canine needs in educational settings and understand the unique requirements of educational settings, and the types of dogs who will thrive in these.
SKILLS: Identify and describe basic canine behaviours and signs of stress in dogs. Analyse environmental elements that may affect canine behaviour and compare methods to mitigate these effects. Demonstrate observation skills and interpretation of behaviour that places a high value on humane treatment of canines in school contexts.
Written by Swansea University Doctor Professor Helen Lewis