Paws for Hope

How Does The Mental Therapy Program with the Dogs Work?

Participants are clients of Renewed Hope Counseling and either purchase a yorkie-poo puppy from the program or bring their own dog to participate in a unique therapy program for up to a year depending on need. Visits are goal directed, have a treatment plan, and involve caring for and training the dog.
Specific Issues Addressed Within Treatment Program:

  • Identifying Needs
  • How to Get Needs Met
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Scheduling and Self-control
  • Stress Management
  • Power and Control
  • Boundaries
  • Problem Solving
  • Finding Balance
  • Dealing with boredom
  • Play and Leisure
  • Parenting Skills
  • Obedience
  • Basic Life Skills