Dogs 4 Independence

Current Staff

 

PACE

  • Claudette
  • Melissa
  • Stephen
  • Kashmir

Program Founder and Director

Wyatt

About me

I developed this program with the idea to make Therapy Dogs affordable and available to anyone that can benefit and by giving people the skills to train their own Therapy dog in a guided and supported program.

Claudette Schweiger (Pictured with Thor)

email:
phone: 02 6968 6267

Public Relations and Human Resources - Volunteer

Therapy Dog About Melissa
Photo at 7 months  
email:
phone: 0404 249 738

Web site Developer / Administrator - Volunteer

Therapy Dog

About Stephen

Photo at 8 weeks  

Contact

Treasurer - Volunteer

Therapy Dog

About Kashmir

Photo at 8 weeks  

Contact

 


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Positions Urgently Needed Filling

 

  • Vacant

Volunteer Position Vacant - Office Administrator

Wyatt

Urgently needing someone to fill the role of Office Administrator.

Please contact our human resource manger Melissa if you would like to discuss this position.

Photo Zoey with Marshmallow at 10 weeks  
  • Managing calls and emails.
  • Newsletter publishing.
 

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Puppy Handlers


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  • Joelle
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Puppy Minder - Volunteer

Therapy Dog

Joelle is our very first volunteer.

She is helping puppies with socialising with other dogs and people.
She also takes them for walks to give them the exercise they need.

Photo Sunday at 8 weeks  

Joelle is currently working with Sunday

Volunteer Position Vacant - Varied roles

Carlos

Are you looking to volunteer or looking to gain work experience though volunteering?

Would you like to volunteer and feel you could contribute in a different way?

Please contact Melissa to discuss any ideas you may have.

Photo: Uncle Orpheus with one of Mahogany's pups
  • Puppy Walkers, raisers and trainers
  • Local area coordinator
  • Local area resident trainer
  • Other

Volunteer Position Vacant - Puppy Minders

Labrador Puppies

Would you like to support puppies but can only do weekends or can not keep a puppy where you live?

Maybe you would like just simply like to play with puppies in which case you may wish to help give litters very important socializing with people.

Photo Shani's 2015 litter
Please contact Melissa to discuss volunteering for this position.

Volunteer Position Vacant - Puppy Walkers

Labrador Puppies

Would you like to support by helping to give puppies exercise during the training stage before placement?

Photo Jr at 4 months - Teamed with William
Please contact Melissa to discuss volunteering for this position.

Volunteer Position Vacant - Puppy Raisers

Labrador Puppies

Would you like to support by raising Therapy/Companion Dogs like Svenson and maybe even provide/assist basic training before the puppy is placed with either their Handler or a puppy trainer for further training that may be required?

Photo Svenson at 7 weeks - Teamed with Jon
Please contact Melissa to discuss volunteering for this position.

Volunteer Position Vacant - Puppy Trainers

Labrador Puppies

Would you like to support by providing basic training to Therapy/Companion Dogs like Svenson before the puppy is placed with their Handler?

Would you like to support by providing more advanced or client specific training?

No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and follow direction

Photo Svenson at 7 weeks - Teamed with Jon
Please contact Melissa to discuss volunteering for this position.

 

 

Dogs 4 Independence
I am pleased to announce that
Comitas Therapy Dogs will now be known as Dogs 4 Independence.
The new website is currently in development and the Comitas Therapy Dogs content will be moving to the new site
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Therapy Dog Program
Our Therapy Dog Programs will also be moving to Dogs 4 Independence and will soon only be available via Dogs 4 Independence website.

Comitas Labradors
We will still continue to breed quality pets and Therapy Dogs and any puppies that do not go to Dogs 4 Independence will be available as usual via the Comitas Labradors website.

Please be patient as separation takes place.

Claudette (Comitas Labradors)


Comitas Therapy Dog

Zoey reading Marshmallow a bedtime story.

Chocolate Labrador

Thor in training at Hanwood Public School