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I’m looking for volunteers.

Is this you?

Are you a dog owner who struggles with the relationship you have with your dog? Maybe you’ve had a bad experience with your dog which you still feel affected by? Perhaps you have tried dog training and feel that you just don’t ‘get it’? Or maybe you are just unhappy about the relationship you have with your dog and you want to do something about it.

If any of this describes your situation I would love to hear from you. I am looking for 5 volunteer clients over the next 6 months for help in my research project collecting evidence-based data for my counselling service for dog owners, Anubis Therapy.

What's it about?

This project is specifically looking at the therapy in face-to-face counselling sessions, with you and your dog present in the room. The sessions will be videoed to record the behaviour of your dog during the session. I am collecting evidence of how our dogs’ behaviours change and how they can be affected by the conversation and feelings that come up. An example of a session is given by Suzy Walker, who wrote about her session with her dog Oscar, in Psychologies Magazine.  Early work in this area is also described in an earlier blog of mine here

What's involved?

I am offering you up to 6 sessions at the Hounds Connect therapy room in Drymen. All sessions are confidential. The recordings will be used for analysis purposes only. Any information subsequently used will be anonymised.

Volunteer places are available on a first-come basis. The sessions are free.  The frequency and timing of appointments will be scheduled to meet your needs.

How to get in touch

If you are curious about what your dog can teach you and are interested in being part of the research for a ground-breaking therapy, please give me a ring on 07796 338584 or 01360 660474. I look forward to working with you.

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