School Programs

Happy Children

Early Years

EMPATHY 

Trust, Respect and Consent

In this engaging session, children are exposed to what a happy and nurturing relationship looks like with another sentient being.

Laura includes her dog in the program, and demonstrates parallels between how we build trust and respect with other people as well as other species.

Through engaging activities, stories and up-close encounters with Laura's dog, children consolidate their understanding on what it means to consent, how to say no, and how to accept the word no. Children also observe what respect looks like as well as trust through how Laura utilises her principles to teach her dogs a range of impressive tricks. 

Laura has experience in children's education, being a primary school teacher and wildlife conservation educator at Zoos Victoria. A renowned author, broadcaster and behaviourist, Laura utilises her experience and approach to bring out excellent inter and intra personal skills in all children.

$400 first session - max participants 25

Each hour additional is 50% off

i.e. 2 x one hour sessions = $600

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Happy Girls

Middle Years

EMPATHY 

Trust, Respect and Consent

Interpersonal relationships between children can become increasingly complex. In addition, their perception of the world and how others exist starts to evolve and they begin to see their roles and responsibilities clearer. 

As the brain develops further, children of this age range begin to consider the viewpoints of others independently from their own, and open themselves up to consider other perspectives. 

In this engaging session, children will be exposed to a range of scenarios and challenges that encourage them to think critically. The importance of trust and respect is a core aspect of this program, with the value of empathy threaded throughout. 

Through use of Laura's dogs, this all comes to light, as she demonstrates how building caring relationships with others, through  trust and respect, can bring out not just the best in others but in ourselves as well. Children begin to understand what it means to consent, how to say no, and how to accept the word no. 

 

For pre teen children, this is an essential formative educational experience and something that is invaluable at home, on the playground, in the classroom and online. 

Laura has experience in children's education, being a primary school science teacher and wildlife conservation educator at Zoos Victoria. Laura brings her dogs with her and uses parallels of how we communicate with dogs with how we communicate with those in our community who have a smaller voice, if one at all. 

$400 first session -  max participants 25

Each hour additional is 50% off

i.e. 2 x one hour sessions = $600

Studying on the Grass

VCE Psych

This session puts behaviour studies into practice.

 

With qualifications in psychology from Yale and Monash University, Laura applies her education in this field to building understandings in the human-animal bond, and how animals and people learn. Topics such as;

Behaviourism

Reinforcement/punishment

Antecedent stimuli

Consequences - operant and classical conditioning 

Shaping and capturing behaviours 

- Tailored to your requirements 

These sessions are engaging and fun. Laura uses practical methods to consolidate key concepts and language. Her dogs are always a part of the sessions and love learning new tricks from the students.  

 

$500 first session -  Max participants 20

Each hour additional is $200

i.e. 2 x one hour sessions = $700