Christi Dudzik brings 20+ years of experience to her therapy animal classes, therapy animal hospital programming, and to working 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.
Therapy animal hospital programming is for medical facilities wishing to create a solid visiting 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.
Christi Dudzik, Healing Paws president, with retired Pet Partner Teddy (yellow lab on left),
Pet Partner Ruby (Papillon in middle front),
Pet Partner Paddy (yellow lab on right), and Cozy (Papillon being held), who has no desire to be a Pet Partner
Therapy Animal Skills/Relationship Building Classes
Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Visit the Training/Workshops page for class dates and a description of the classes.
1-Day Pet Partners® Handler, only, Workshops presented by Healing Paws®, Inc.
Saturdays, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Visit the Training/Workshops page for workshop dates and a description of the workshop.
Pet Partners® Team Evaluations
Visit the Training/Workshops page for evaluation dates and requirements.
Visit our SERVICES & TRAINING page for a detailed description of classes and our workshops, including registration information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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