Bringing a smile to elderly in care.

Te Ata Rest Home 

Ginger and I love going to Te Ata Rest Home in Te Awamutu to see all the lovely friendly faces of the residents.  This exceptional place, granted the highest certification possible, provides wonderful care for their family. 

As part of this care, Ginger and I go and visit, and help keep those smiles beaming and the laughter flowing.  – “We don’t stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing.”

In New Zealand, Aged Care Association chief executive Simon Wallace said pets are a welcome addition to many rest homes and private hospitals. “They add something special (emotional and physical wellbeing / support) to enrich residents lives.”

The benefits of bringing well behaved companion dogs into rest homes to interact with the residence are amazing. The bonds we form with animals over the years can be instrumental to our long term wellbeing. I’m really pleased that Ginger can bring some support and happiness to those amazing people who live at Te Ata Rest home

Working and supporting Animal Rescue Centres

Facilitating workshops for rescue dogs is a great way to get them socialised before they go to the forever homes. We brought together 8 dogs (some dog reactive) rescue dogs to learn our techniques. Some of the dogs were from our Pound Hounds Rescue New Zealand centre in Cambridge, thanks to our Givealittle donors. After a while and with some serious calming for the dogs and owners we were all one happy family, sitting, walking and talking to each other.

What Pound Hound Rescue Say

Getting the force free message out there to the general public is a passion of mine. Helping foster parents of rescue dogs to do the right thing is so important for the welfare of our growing dog population.

“We had a fab night on Monday, with Darran from Mindfulness4Dogs who came along and had a chat to us about ways we could more effectively work with our Poundies to make sure their transition into their forever homes goes smoothly, as well as giving us some super helpful training tips that left everyone wanting more! Darran is super passionate about rescue (and dogs in general!) and being a positive, force free trainer, he gets a big tick from us!” 

Working with Waipa Animal Control to make a safer future

Owner Education

I love helping out with the Waipa Animal Education Officers with their dog park events. I’m always happy to lend a hand and provide that behavioural advice to the amazing dog owners that turn up to support the people that ensure our dog parks are clean and safe every time we want to use them.

Working with Preschools and Community groups to keep our children safe

Rose Town Preschool – Te Awamutu

Keeping children safe when they interact with dogs is so important. But it is often something that most parents leave up to chance. Ginger and I lend a helping hand to make sure the correct message gets to the right people.

Te Awamutu Brownies

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