Certification in Canine Assisted Interventions
- Train the Dog
- Train the Handler
- Train the Team
If you already own the dog you wish to partner with in AAI, we recommend that you start our Prepare Your Dog training program as soon as possible. You do not need to have your professional AAI education/certification complete in order to start the training process with your dog. Through Dreamcatcher™, you can be certified as a professional in AAI without having your own dog; however, you cannot have your dog certified without being educated in how to integrate the animal within your scope of practice. This is because having having the most well-trained dog in the world does not ensure successful or effective AAI sessions. In fact, the animal in an AAI session is only as effective as the professional they are working with. You are a team!
Please read this outline on the steps you need to take to get your dog certified... Training Outline for you and your Canine.