This training confirmed to me once again the importance and seriousness of this sector. The fact that all those professionals came together from different countries, all focusing on improving quality assurance guidelines of dog assisted interventions sharing their knowledge and expertise in different areas was really useful.
The program was balanced and covered all the aspects (in my opinion), of what it takes to prepare a human-dog team.
It is not a training to expect only cuddles and compliments to our dogs. The dogs are looked to as suitable working dogs within the social and health sector, therefore participants will hear what needs to be heard so that they can improve their performance, or, keep doing the good job.
It was not a walk in the park, but surely very useful, and with high standards, which is what this sector needs more and more.