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Search our therapy dog trainer programs, and find information about pathways to therapy dog trainer programs such as paws for a cause, entry level, therapy dog novice, therapy dog, or therapy dog advanced. Explore a range of flexible study options to suit your needs and career goals. Discover how you can connect with AAI industry in all of our trainer programs. 

Study Levels

Studying through Therapeutic Dog Services, means a wealth of choice. Work towards the type of certification or qualification that suits your learning style and goals.

Flexible learning options

Our range of flexible learning options help you study in a way that suits your needs and circumstances.

Course structure

Depending on your trainer program, you may have the option to tailor it to what you want it to be – highly specialised, generalist or both.

Our trainer programs provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary study and engagement.

Single units

Single units are a great way to learn new skills or give study a try without enrolling in a full trainer program. If you decide later to study a full Therapeutic Dog Services trainer program, you may receive credit for single units you’ve already completed.


Increase your career prospects and effectiveness with the professional development workshops in dog related subjects.

All of our workshops are delivered by industry professionals and are specifically designed to build skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace.

Online component

Choose when and where you study, and fit your study around your work and life commitments with an online component. Participants will also have the opportunity to study online units as part of their participation.

Start Dates and Intakes

Our Trainer Programs: start in February through to December of each year.

Autumn - March, April and May

Winter - June, July, August

Spring - September, October and November

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


Scholarships at Therapeutic Dog Services are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement.

We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals.

Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. Some scholarships are based on academic merit or community service. Other scholarships exist to support students from indigenous backgrounds, students suffering financial hardship and students who have relocated from regional areas to study.

Please contact us directly for more information regarding scholarships.

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Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated

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Therapeutic Dog Services


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AAI Discovery Centre


Phone: 0415 132 654

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