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Healing Paws®

animal-assisted therapy provider

 

"a special kind of listening"

Contact Us:

cwdudzik@healingpaws.com

(425)488-3061

WELCOME

Christi Dudzik brings 20+ years of experience to her visiting animal classes, visiting and therapy animal hospital programming, and work with individuals experiencing dog fear.

 

Classes are for volunteers wishing to visit in medical and/or educational settings, and for professionals wishing to incorporate their animals into their work.

 

Visiting and therapy animal hospital programming is for medical facilities wishing to create a solid visiting animal program that includes best practices, infection control, risk management, and ongoing support.

 

When working with individuals experiencing dog fear, the focus is on decreasing anxiety and increasing the overall feeling of safety when in the company of dogs. 

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Christi Dudzik, Healing Paws president, with registered therapy dog, Paddy (yellow Lab), registered therapy dog, Ruby (Papillon on lap), and Cozy (Papillon being held), who continues to have no desire to be a therapy dog.

For the latest on Healing Paws in the News,

go to the News & Articles link.

Training DVD     * NEW *

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Developing and Nurturing the Therapy Team Relationship




Visit our Secure Store page for a detailed description of this DVD and purchasing information.

Watch the trailer of the DVD:


Training Schedule    Upcoming Classes and Workshops


**Now offering Thursday evening or Saturday morning classes**


RELATIONSHIP BUILDING/THERAPY ANIMAL SKILLS CLASS


Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

September 24

October 8, 15, 29,

November 12, 19

-OR-

Saturday, 9:30 – 11:00 am

September 26

Oct. 10, 17, 31

Nov. 14, 21

Please choose only Thursday or Saturday

Space is limited, please register early to secure a spot. 

Here's a snippet of what you will learn in the Combination Class:


Visit our SERVICES & TRAINING page for a detailed description of classes, workshops, and evaluations including registration information.

 

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Our Services & Training Offerings

Therapy Services

Services are provided to health care facilities and/or to individuals. Animal-Assisted therapy is conducted by a master-level, licensed counselor within the boundaries of their professional degree.  The counselor works with their registered therapy animal, focusing on the client’s specific needs.   

 

 

Consultation Services

Healing Paws Inc. assists facilities in starting and maintaining therapy animal programs, customized to meet their needs. We also consult with established facility programs to maintain program integrity. 

 

 

Training / Workshops

Classes focus on training volunteers and professionals to become therapy teams with their animals.  Additional workshops are offered for professionals wishing to incorporate their registered therapy animal into their practice.

 

 

Continuing Education in Animal Assisted Activities/Therapy

Healing Paws will share the importance of training, and the benefits of Animal-Assisted Activites/Therapy at local and national health care and/or education conferences.

 

 

 

Visit our SERVICES & TRAINING page to explore our Services and Training offerings.