Special Needs

Our dedication is not just for dogs but also for humans. We host a program for special needs that we modify based on the particular circumstance. Our goal is to allow those with special needs also have an opportunity to bond with their furry companion in a healthy and loving productive fashion. Our programs include getting through to special need individuals that might not otherwise interact so comfortably. We start with the desensitization to touch. Touch is one hurdle we teach as a foundation for a mutual bonding and dependency. Dogs are a great guide into the hearts and minds of special need individuals.

Organizations that we have worked with are as follows:

  • Wow N Sync
  • Hands For Hire
  • North Fulton Autism Group
  • NAMI National Organization for Mental Illness
  • Paws for Reading
  • Sara Care Adult Daycare

Benefits:

In some extreme cases we have witnessed those with special needs show dramatic moments of change. The dogs benefit because they have one more person to love them.

If you wish to be an organization that would like to work with us, please give us a call as must evaluate how we can potentially collaborate. Kindly email Susie Aga, at Susie@Atlantadogtrainer.com.

 

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Therapy Dog Drill with Coast Guard.

 

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Susie’s certified therapy and canine assisted rescue response dog on duty

 

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Workshop for kids and canines for a local elementary school

 

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Workshop for kids and canines for a local elementary school

 

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Canine and kids safety event

 

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Workshop for a local group of mentally challenged individuals and their mentors

 

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Workshop for a local group of mentally challenged individuals and their mentors