APART COURSE 15 - NELSON ARK

Animals People and Rehabilitative Training (APART) - The APART Programme is unique in that it combines the powerful combination of dog training and the Healing Species Violence Education/Character Education Programme
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Hand targeting.

Hand targeting.

The Nelson ARK  - Compassion in Action!

The Nelson ARK - Compassion in Action!

Jet learning to go through a hoop during the APART Course.

Jet learning to go through a hoop during the APART Course.

Charlie 'hand targeting' during the 15th APART course.

Charlie 'hand targeting' during the 15th APART course.

Meg on the plank.

Meg on the plank.

Through the hoop.

Through the hoop.

Jeffrey on the mat during the APART Course.

Jeffrey on the mat during the APART Course.

Rex working with a student on 'doorway training' during the 15th APART Course held by the Nelson ARK, May 2014.

Rex working with a student on 'doorway training' during the 15th APART Course held by the Nelson ARK, May 2014.

Little Mia during a training session on the 15th APART Course, May, 2014.

Little Mia during a training session on the 15th APART Course, May, 2014.

Doorway training.

Doorway training.


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Jet learning to 'wait for food' during the Nelson ARK's 15th APART course, May 2014.

Jet learning to 'wait for food' during the Nelson ARK's 15th APART course, May 2014.

Meg during a training session with a student on the APART course.

Meg during a training session with a student on the APART course.

Charlie taking part in the 15th APART course.

Charlie taking part in the 15th APART course.

Charlie 'leave it'.

Charlie 'leave it'.

Upon course completion, the dogs and students participate in a graduation day and receive their certificates...

Upon course completion, the dogs and students participate in a graduation day and receive their certificates...

Jet working with a student 'on the mat'. Good dog Jet.

Jet working with a student 'on the mat'. Good dog Jet.

... It [dog training] also offers young people the opportunity to learn co-operative and considerate ways of dealing with problems which may arise during the training, which in turn provides alternative coping strategies in their own life. The programme gives youth an opportunity to participate in positive, rewarding experiences where respect for themselves, other people and animals is reinforced.

... It [dog training] also offers young people the opportunity to learn co-operative and considerate ways of dealing with problems which may arise during the training, which in turn provides alternative coping strategies in their own life. The programme gives youth an opportunity to participate in positive, rewarding experiences where respect for themselves, other people and animals is reinforced.

Programme: The course runs for 2 hours a morning (9:15 to 11:15 am) 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

Programme: The course runs for 2 hours a morning (9:15 to 11:15 am) 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

The Nelson ARK is a Charitable Trust founded in 2002 by Susan Murray-Rifici and Karen Howieson. The Trust Board currently consists of eight members comprising representatives from the fields of education, law, business, health, animal welfare and veterinary science, as well as the perspective of youth and older persons.  Photo: Susan and Karen with their ARK dogs.

The Nelson ARK is a Charitable Trust founded in 2002 by Susan Murray-Rifici and Karen Howieson. The Trust Board currently consists of eight members comprising representatives from the fields of education, law, business, health, animal welfare and veterinary science, as well as the perspective of youth and older persons. Photo: Susan and Karen with their ARK dogs.

Educational Philosophy: We believe that bringing young people together with animals is an ideal way to help them understand compassion, empathy and respect for animals, themselves and others.

Educational Philosophy: We believe that bringing young people together with animals is an ideal way to help them understand compassion, empathy and respect for animals, themselves and others.

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