PADA certification: AAI theory

This product contains all the lectures needed in your PADA team member training and certification. After ordering, you will find the course in the “my courses” tab.

The course contains basic(introductory) information about AAI and its definitions. Second step is the theory needed in practical AAI work (visiting, educational and therapeutic settings). Later on, you will find lectures prepared for AAI instructors(with scientific backgrounds in dogs’ cognition and behavior). The final part of this training is about PADA – the protocol and test itself, practical tips on how to proceed with it, and movies with tested dogs that will give you insight into the procedure.

Grow and become qualified!

  • You want to improve your work with animals and people
  • You want to master the secrets of dog therapy and gain knowledge about how to work effectively with dogs
  • You work in a profession related to working with people and want to learn new methods

Highlights about the course

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  • Theoretical lectures to listen
  • Practical tutorials to train with your dog
  • Films and materials from interventions
  • PADA protocol and video materials about it

You will gain knowledge about dogs, their communication, and behavior. Use it in AAI and in dog assessment!

  • Dog-dog communication,
  • Dog-human communication,
  • Dog’s needs,
  • Dog behaviour analysis,
  • Dog training theory,
  • Adapting learning tools to the individual needs of the animal,
  • Learning in dogs – how to use dogs’ potential?
  • How to take care of the welfare of a working dog?
  • Basics of veterinary medicine;

Not only theory – watch some AAI videos and learn from practical experience!

You will learn about different interventions – scenarios useful in visiting situations, educational settings or therapeutic interventions. Watch how dogs can support clients with different needs. See methods that could be helpful. Adapt your own solutions. In this course you will see many ideas – in over 20 practical movies.

What will you find inside the course?

  1. IAHAIOs’ White Papier
  2. Stress in AAI
  3. Communication and ethicsDog training: theory and practice!
  4. Learning theory (2 Topics)
  5. Teaching a “marker”
  6. Self-control
  7. Self-control with a toy
  8. Being “sensitive to touch”
  9. Following the thumb
  10. Hand target
  11. Head in lap
  12. “Go to mat”
  13. Retrieving
  14. Retrieving in a group
  15. Retrieving – exercises
  16. Walking on a loose leashLectures: Knowledge-based aspects of working with a dog
  17. Dog behavior and communication (2 Topics)
  18. Nutrition and feeding
  19. Basic veterinary care and control
  20. Planning and documenting AAI
  21. Personality and breed characteristics
  22. Research in AAI
  23. Bond with the natureAAI – exemplary exercises to be used on the interventions
  24. Bowling in a psychiatric ward
  25. Searching
  26. Domino
  27. Interventions with pupils – examples of using dog support in learning
  28. Counting (6 Topics and videos)
  29. Reading (7 Topics and videos)
  30. Building self-esteem
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Course Includes

  • 30 Lessons
  • 24 Topics