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Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:30pm
S.T.A.R. animal-assisted therapy is a very practical, very fun application of clicker-training that is new in this area.

S.T.A.R. Animal-Assisted Therapy  (video)


Linda Keast

The Little Dog Laughed Animal-Assisted Therapy


Did you know that children who witness abuse and violence are at high risker for becoming abusive themselves? Learn more about clicker training and how it is used in a program whose mission is: To use the joy of dog training in support of behavioral therapy professionals in their effort to nurture empathy and non-violent problem solving skills.

-Discover how and why S.T.A.R. is distinguished from traditional animal-assisted therapy
-Watch demonstrations of typical S.T.A.R. sessions at DV Shelters and schools
-Experience S.T.A.R. activities “through a child’s eyes”
-Learn how to become a S.T.A.R. team with The Little Dog Laughed Animal-Assisted Therapy AAT – screening procedures, training, on-going support


Also at this event,

Introduction to Marker-Based Training


Scott Raymond

Synergy Behavior Solutions