Canine Healing Services

Life with Dogs

Master trainer, George Leonard (Winnipeg Foundation photo)

This is an 8-session introduction to the world of dogs and how to care for them.

Session topics

For example, in the first session you can expect to learn about the history of dogs, about Indigenous culture and the Wolf clan, about dogs with jobs, and different breeds of dogs.

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In other sessions you’ll learn about:
• dog selection
• caring for your dog
• grooming
• how to choose food for dogs
• travelling with your dog

Leadership

Leadership will be provided by master trainer George Leonard (Mehgan Search and Rescue).

Start dates

Sessions begin in September and January.

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Program details

It will operate in an open group format, allowing individuals to attend sessions they might have missed the first time, in the second running of the program.

Program Criteria

Participants must be men that are 18 years of age and older and who have been involved with the criminal justice system in some way.

More information

Contact the Program Coordinator:
Phone: 204-775-1514 ext. 107
Email: kjohnston@johnhoward.mb.ca

Individual Pet Therapy

We offer individuals the opportunity to participate in Pet Therapy, with St. John Ambulance’s therapy dog program.

Participants in this program attend a 30-minute pet therapy session, every second Friday. They spend time with the dog, along with their handler and the Canine Healing Services Coordinator.

Program Criteria

• Men (18+) who have been involved with the criminal justice system

• Able to attend 30-minute sessions, every other Friday (to be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 11a.m.)

• Must be referred

For more information

Contact the Program Coordinator:
Phone: 204-775-1514 ext. 107
Email: kjohnston@johnhoward.mb.ca