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Discover How You Can Train Your Pet Dog To Become A Life-Changing Therapy Dog For Your School

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About PAWS Therapy Dog Training

PAWS Therapy Dog Training provides world-leading education and support to Schools and Educational establishments who wish to incorporate a highly-trained Therapy Dog into daily school life to support the mental health, wellbeing and learning of their children and young people.

Created Especially For Schools

Accredited By
CPD Standards

Recommended By Local Authorities

5-Star Rated
on Trustpilot

What's Included?

The PAWS School Therapy Dog Programme is a comprehensive training programme with edge-to-edge support, including regular in-person sessions, to assist you in seamless integration of your Therapy Dog in school.

Four Modules With High-Quality Video Lessons
Created for busy people!

Each module comprises of bite-sized, high-quality video lessons, confidence building practical tasks and fun quizzes. We’ll teach you (and your dog!) everything you need to know and do to become a brilliant therapy dog partnership.

Termly School Visits With A PAWS Trainer
To Accelerate Your Progress

Each term, you'll be visited by an experienced PAWS Trainer to troubleshoot training skills, integrate your Therapy Dog effectively within the school, and get the very best out of interventions with students.

Comprehensive Resources On Tap
Including Lesson Plans, Literacy & Numeracy Resources

You'll also access comprehensive resources including lesson plans, legal documents, risk assessments, training journals and key stage appropriate intervention plans - written by teachers, for teachers!

School-Specific Online Support Sessions
With Nici Maxwell, Founder of PAWS

Every half term, you'll be able to access School-Specific support sessions via Zoom video with our PAWS Founder and Dog Training experts, to help you along your journey.

Online Community Group
With fellow Schools & Handlers

With PAWS, you're never on your own - you'll access our online community of 400+ fellow schools, school staff and educators to connect, share and support.

Private In-Person Therapy Dog Assessment
With an expert PAWS Assessor

When you and your dog are ready to graduate, you’ll undergo an in-person assessment with one of our experienced team to ensure that your dog has all of the right qualities and skills to support your students.

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Your School's Investment

The investment for your School to join the PAWS School Therapy Dog Programme is just £299 + vat per month.

Alternatively, when you pay in full you'll get £500 OFF, plus the 'pay in full bonus' worth over £500, making your investment just £3088 + vat.

This includes EVERYTHING you'll need to support your School Therapy Dog's successful training, integration and ongoing interventions within the school environment.


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'Pay In Full' Bonuses

If you choose to join the School Programme with a pay in full investment, you'll receive over £500 worth of bonuses, including:

  • An official PAWS 'in training' Therapy Dog Jacket and PAWS Lead Slip for your dog - so they can wear this when they're training and trying out their new found skills in school.
  • A pack of Canine Body Language cards (sent in the post) - these are a great visual resource to use with students.
  • A FREE ticket to the Global Therapy Dog Alliance Awards (Saturday 5th Oct 2024) to celebrate and recognise the incredible work of therapy dogs!
  • A Private 1:1 with Nici to use at any time during your journey on the programme - this could be used for trouble shooting training, invention ideas and inspiration, or just guidance and support.

Not what you're looking for?

Please select which of these options best applies to you to view our other Therapy & Assistance Dog Programmes

I work in health or wellness, such as a Therapist, Doctor or Social Worker🧑‍⚕️
I'd like to train an Assistance Dog for myself or family member ❤️
I'm a Dog Trainer who'd like to make an income from Therapy Dog work 🐕