CAL Autism Assistance Dogs

How CAL is supporting mental health in young people

Animal Assisted interventions can have a hugely positive effect working with young people in therapeutic settings CAL Therapist Katy works with young people in a range of settings with anxiety, selective mutism, psychosis, eating disorders, trauma, abuse, conduct disorder and exposure to name a few. The effect her CAL dog has on the young […]

Our views on the recent comment “Teach children how to avoid dog bites”​ by MPs

“More needs be done to teach children how to stay safe around dogs and to reduce the risk of avoidable injuries” is the view of MPs who want animal behavioural experts and charities to come up with a canine childhood education plan for schools and parents. However it is not just children and parents […]

Lilly’s day……

Lilly has been working with Josh for two half terms, today was a real breakthrough, Josh came to his emotional regulation session with his cuddly Labrador teddy also called Lilly. Lilly the teddy is always with Josh as a strategy given to him from the real Lilly, each week she tells the real Lilly […]

CAL dogs helping reduce social anxiety

The support that CAL school dogs offer is not just in the classroom but extends to helping the young people they work with in social situations including school trips.
The human animal bond helps create a unique bond between the child and dog which can help lower anxieties which can help children in situations they […]

Workplace emotional well being

Canine Assisted Learning is excited to be working with fantastic forward thinking companies investing in employee emotional well being

Animal Assisted therapy can have huge benefits in the workplace including:

Increasing staff morale
Increasing office productivity
Reducing stress and anxiety
Reducing blood pressure
Increase overall emotional wellbeing

Here is what some of our clients have to say:

“It was such a nice […]

Daisy goes to school!

Today was an exciting day for CAL’s puppy in training Daisy, the day she had been unknowingly preparing for over the last ten months had finally arrived,  it was her first day in school! I can’t describe how proud I am of this special little dog, her exceptional intuitive nature came in to its […]

Why training is so important

Having dogs in schools is becomingly increasing popular as the benefits of Animal Assisted Interventions are making remarkable improvements to Children’s academic achievements, along with social and emotional well being. Schools are hearing about these great results and are deciding to get a dog in their school , this is fantastic, more children are […]

A day in the life of Pip

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?

“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

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 […]