- San Diego County, CA, USA
Our canine-assisted swimming program is designed to accelerate trust, reduce fears and build confidence through our highly trained and credentialed service dogs and therapy dogs. We focus on underlying roadblocks that often manifest as anxiety, dis-trust, combative behavior, non-compliance, and unresponsiveness. Our dogs provide an expeditious conduit that breaks through barriers much faster than their human counter-parts. The non-verbal interaction between dog and child quickly fosters unconditional love, trust and courage only a dog can provide.
As such, our pups have a positive influence and calming effect on the children they interact with. Kids are more motivated to cooperate and participate if they have a furry friend they trust.
The outcomes of our program have resulted in kids who quickly transfer the trust they garnered from the dog, to the instructor, allowing regular classes to continue with a newfound self-assurance.
Our non-profit, Puppy Prodigies has been providing canine-assisted programs since 2006. We are a grassroots organization that prides itself on our pioneering efforts and innovative programs.