Hungry Dog

" Paws For A Cause"

Course Price

Course Commitment


5 Hrs x Online 

5 Hrs x Classroom

18 Hrs x Industry Community Placement (12 visits)

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Required Criteria

Dog Veterinarian Health Clearance

Vaccination (C5)

Dog Temperament Evaluation 

Police Clearances x 4 (DHS)

About the course

Our most popular program is our "Paws For A Cause" program. The program where many participants begin with their therapy dog and handler education. Many people begin this program due to a love for dogs and a desire to spend their days working with them and have the opportunity to share their canine with others. 

This course provides you with information and training that will prepare you and your animal to work effectively in a variety of environments.

As you proceed through the team training course, read each lesson in order and complete the accompanying learning activities. It is important that you complete all of the assignments. 

This course also provides in-classroom, and industry placement components. 



You will need to have completed year 10, or equivilant.

Minimum Age: 18 years


This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments


Access to a computer and the internet.

Physical requirements:

Involves physical activities.


What you will Learn


Our programs addresses basic learning theory through lectures, reading assignments, and industry volunteer placement: but, most importantly, it teaches the practical application of dog assisted interventions, pet therapy and skill set training. 

Our trainers in the classroom are the same trainers that you will find working with you during practical “hands-on” lessons.

Training Calendar

Our "Paws for a cause",  training starts in February through to December of each year. 

Autumn - March, April and May, 

Winter - June, July and August, 

Spring - September, October and November,

We offer training times during the working week, day, evening and weekends. 

Industry Placement

Our training program offers participants, industry community placement which they can apply the techniques learned as well as opportunities to take their good - natured dogs to our partner community facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centres disability and service the general public.