Animals on Assignment
Animals on Assignment provides free Animal Assisted Activities to our local community
Not only do residents receive visits but also help in the training of our up and coming Therapy Dogs which brings purpose to their lives
Therapy Animal Workshop
March 25, 2023
10 AM - 6 PM
Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to do Therapy work or Crisis Response with your Furry Friend?
In this all-day workshop you will learn
Is your furry friend suited?
What skills do you and your partner need?
The different types of Therapy work and help to determine which is best for you and your animal
In depth learning and practical application on:
Understanding Canine and Equine body language
Dogs helping with Dementia
Understanding the different organizations
What about Liability?
How do I get started?
And Much More!
Even if you don't have an animal, come join the fun. Auditors can be helpers in training! This is a Fundraiser, and all proceeds will go to the Animals On Assignment program.
Although we will be talking about other animals for Therapy work and not just dogs, the working spots for this workshop are dogs only.
Registration includes Materials, Lunch, Snacks, Drinks and a Fun day with dogs!
Limited space available.
Working Teams (Limit of 10 Spots) are $150.00, and Auditors (people only) are $75.00
For working spot teams: If If paperwork is in order through Alliance of Therapy Dogs
Annie will be able to do the first part of the Test portion at the end of class.
All Registered are invited to a special service Sunday March 26th at 11:00 ( with pre-approved dogs) to Tecumseh Place where we will be able to visit with residents and gain some experience.
Meet your Hosts
Annie and her husband Jacques are the owners of Heavenly Days Doggy Daycare, Boarding and Training (www.heavenlydays.org) as) as well as Founders of Miracle Meadows Ranch. Annie has over 25 yrs experience in Animal Assisted Activities and Therapies. She is a CPDT-KA, Canine Behavior consultant, AKC Canine Good Citizen Elevator, Therapy Dog Inc. Tester/Observer, and a AKC STAR Puppy Instructor and is an Ambassador for the Alzheimer's Association , Hospice of Lenawee Volunteer and She leads Michigan Honoree . Annie is very active in the community and enjoys spending any spare time visiting the elderly at local nursing homes with her dogs Lucy, Chunk and Huckleberry as well as residents at the Hospice Home of Lenawee with her Therapy Horse Noah and spreading the Love at special events with Irving, the Alzheimer's Advocate, Donkey.
Kenneth Buchele has always strived to help people by providing safety and security. Restoring peace and normalcy in times of crisis has been the focus of both career and volunteer efforts, while working with canine partners and therapy dogs. Ken was a Police Officer in Ohio for 25 years, first as a Patrol Officer, then as a K9 Handler for eight years, and then worked through ranks retiring as Captain. He attended advanced leadership courses such as Police Executive Leadership College and was also a trained CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Officer. He was an Approved Trainer of Canine Teams through the State of Ohio. A passion for working with canines led to opening a dog training business using positive reinforcement. He competed in Rally Obedience with AKC, APDT, and C-WAGS. Ken was a member of the Extra Mile Ministries Canine Comfort Dogs providing services to victim survivor groups such as Parents of Murdered Children, and Tragedy Assistance Program for (military) Survivors. He responded to crisis situations such as tornado disaster and school shooter events. Ken volunteered with therapy dogs at Senior and Alzheimer residences and local elementary schools visiting with Autistic & Developmentally Disabled children. He helped create a Pet Assisted Learning program while reading with at risk students. Ken is a Chaplain with the International Alliance of Community Chaplains.