A day in the life of Pip

By |January 9th, 2017|CAL Autism Assistance Dogs|1 Comment

Pip is one of our amazing affiliate school dogs, his owner Hillary McEwen tells us how he has been helping the young people he works with access their education and improve their social communication skills.

Pip currently works for most of the time with one year 9 girl who has been out of education for […]

Is christmas really the most wonderful time of the year?

By |December 23rd, 2016|CAL Autism Assistance Dogs|0 Comments

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”……. or is it?

Many people dread both the lead up to the Christmas period along with the actual day, when we are caught up in the excitement of Christmas we may not realise that the reality for many is that Christmas is in fact the worst time […]

Caninine Assisted Learning is hiring

By |November 25th, 2016|CAL Autism Assistance Dogs|0 Comments

Canine Assisted Learning is expanding and we are currently recruiting in the Berkshire area. If you have ever considered a career in Animal Assisted Interventions and Therapy this could be your opportunity to work and train with a forward thinking, ambitious young company striving to be at the forefront of Animal Assisted Interventions in […]

Can dogs really help reduce stress?

By |November 2nd, 2016|CAL Autism Assistance Dogs|0 Comments

Can dogs really help reduce stress?

Sitting here at my laptop whilst my 19 week old Labrador puppy Daisy  is running around the house causing havoc I do wonder about the answer I  am going to give, however puppy antics aside the answer is yes, dogs really can help reduce stress and this is how.

Firstly […]

World Mental Health Day

By |October 10th, 2016|CAL Autism Assistance Dogs|0 Comments

Therapy animals have been helping support people with mental health issues for hundreds of years, they can help to:

Reduce depression

Reduce anxiety

Increase self esteem

Provide a source of comfort

A brief history of the use of therapy animals in Mental Heath

Some of the first documented record of these date back to 1792 at a York Retreat. The […]

Welcome

By |September 15th, 2016|Canine Assisted Learning|0 Comments

Thank you for taking an interest in Animal Assisted Interventions and Therapies. In our blog we aim to give you an insight in to the work Canine Assisted Learning carries out along with information and relevant articles on Animal assisted interventions, activities and therapies from other professionals, students and pupils.

As this is our first […]