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Animal-Assisted Interventions &

Restorative Pet Care &

Dog Training for 

Individuals, Families, Organizations & Schools

 Are you:

- A recovery specialist or mental/behavioral health practitioner, looking for creative ways to sustain client participation in treatment, and increase treatment efficacy?

- A teacher, individual, or family seeking fun and unique educational activities that expand positive behavioral outcomes in both learners and pets at home?

- An individual looking to maximize health & wellness through the bond and lifestyle you share with your pet(s)?

- An organization in search of loving therapy animals to interact with your patients, residents, students or clients for an inevitable serotonin boost?

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Animal-Assisted Therapy & Recovery 

We complement your organization or school's therapy (or teletherapy) offerings through innovative animal integration into behavioral, cognitive, physical and occupational activities and/or treatment plans, IOPs, and general wellness groups, for adults, adolescents, children & families. We come equipped with our own curricula, but are also happy to work with your staff, therapists or educators to create customized programming that meets the specific needs of your students, patients or clients

 

H2H *Therapy & Recovery Programs Incorporate: 

- Trauma-informed PTSD & substance abuse recovery

- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques

- Social & Emotional Learning  competencies 

- Play & other experiential therapy practices 

- Physical and occupational therapy practices

Suitable and adaptable for individuals of all ages and ability levels

*Serving Bakersfield, CA in-person; we work alongside licensed therapists at your facility, but are not licensed therapists ourselves.

Animal-Assisted Education

We offer innovative educational experiences for children, teens and adults. Whether students are working with their pets at home while learning remotely - or working with H2H's education-assistance dogs in person - our fun, engaging courses bring people and animals together for the betterment of all. Designed to empower learners through the lens of dog handling & training, our courses teach life, leadership, and social-emotional skills like communication, empathy for self and others, boundary-setting, follow-through, impulse control, patience, and the value of positive reinforcement. 

 

H2H Education Programs Include:

- PLEDG: Positivity, Leadership & Empathy in Dog Guardianship 

- Frisky Fitness: Physical activity & gameplay w/ dogs

- Pawsitive Coping Skills - Anxiety management w/ help from pets

- Life Skills Through Dog Handling 

 

Suitable for youth ages 8-17; and adults with emotional or developmental challenges

 

*Serving Bakersfield, CA in-person 

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Restorative Pet Care & Dog Training

We work with pet dogs and their families, and also service and therapy dog teams, to empower healthy interdependence, address disruptive behavior, and set all members of the "family pack", or human-canine working team, up for success by way of functional and harmonious human-animal relationships. Restorative Pet Care is designed for people and their pets to participate in together, and educates pet owners on best practices for dog handling and behavior management that also have therapeutic implications for the handler. We offer personalized, one-on-one training on Zoom or in-person, and also offer therapy dog evaluations and preparedness courses for those who hope to become involved in our animal-assisted efforts across Kern county.

 

*Serving Bakersfield, CA in-person 

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Comfort Visits with Therapy Dogs

Our professionally-trained therapy animal teams are available for visits to special needs classrooms, community events, birthday parties, funeral services, day centers for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, company meetings for a morale-boost or incentive/reward, and anywhere else we may be of service. During these visits, our handlers are happy to answer questions and do training demonstrations, while participants enjoy petting and loving on the dogs! All H2H therapy dogs have been thoroughly vetted and extensively guided to be consummate professionals in their field. IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR DOG MIGHT MAKE A GREAT THERAPY DOG AND YOU'RE INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US, LET US KNOW VIA THE CONTACT FORM!

*Serving Bakersfield, CA in-person 

What a Few of Our Clients Have Said

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 My symptom   improvement   during group was   the direct result of   the cat and dog. 

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 Even via Zoom the   benefit of the animals   is incredible. I can   hardly explain it; it's   just so substantial, 

 and so important. 

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(Adolescent group member)

 The dog and cat   kept trying over   and over. They   show me that, no   matter how many   times it takes, to   just keep trying   and eventually it   will happen for   you. 

Gelato & Terri's Recommendation!  

My name is Gelato. I am a yellow Labrador retriever. Liz started training me when I was a little over 7 months old. My hooman mom needs help with various mobility tasks, such as picking up and carrying items. I love the way Liz approaches each training session. She has a lot of patience. I really like it when there are times when I’m confused at what I’m supposed to do...Liz doesn’t get mad, she quickly approaches it with an alternative method of how to show me. This is because she understands that not all dogs are alike, so not all dogs learn the same way. She also helps my hooman to show her a better way for us to do our homework. My hooman spends a lot of training time with me and she’s also learned a lot from Liz as well.  I love to work, and I love to learn because I want to help my hooman. Even though I recognize over 50 commands, I have a lot more to learn from Liz, so I always look forward to her visits. To say the least, we are very pleased with Liz’s dog training services!

 

~Gelato and Terri (my hooman)

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Liz Kover

Bakersfield, CA & VIRTUALLY: EVERYWHERE

lizkoverh2h@gmail.com  |  Tel: 720-329-8101

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