Expanding the LMS training offer with an advanced course in dog therapy for professionals. The project is implemented in Polish-Norwegian partnership with the Dyrenbar Omsorg organization.
The completed course will be complemented with internships. During the pilot phase, 15 dog therapists from Poland will be trained and receive an international certificate. The participants will be professionals in the field of education, especially for children with learning difficulties.
The result will be an increase in the quality of Polish education in the dog therapy sector, reduction of access barriers (through e-learning), development of Polish educational and therapeutic staff. The course and the e-learning platform will be developed after the end of the project and will be available for participants from Poland and in the future also from other European countries. The results will be disseminated at the conference in Poland for 100 participants and during the seminar in Norway for 30 persons.
SZL is a non-profit organization. It runs dog therapy classes in medical, educational and care institutions. It works with leading institutions in Poland: Children’s Health Centre, Klinika Budzik or Alzheimer’s Centre. She supports schools – through classes on bite prevention and implementation of inclusive education (including reading with dogs, social and emotional support). It works in the field of dog therapy professionalization. Together with partners from Europe it creates training standards for dog therapists.
Dyrenbar Omsorg has extensive knowledge and experience in training dogs and humans as teams, accumulated since 2006. It is a leading institution in Norway in the field of human-animal interaction. Develops Animal Assisted Interventions (AIA) scenarios for different user groups. Together with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NCofA offers a university course in AAI with 15 ECTS credits. In addition, it educates volunteers with their dogs in Animal Assisted Activites. It collaborates on theory as well as practical solutions with the Norwegian Kennel Club. More on www.dyrebaromsorg.no