Kids Around Dogs – Overcoming their fear

Do you have a child or know of a child that has a fear of dogs?  We can help…

Technically called cynophobia which comes from the Greek words that mean “dog” (cyno) and “fear” (phobia); a person who has cynophobia experiences a fear of dogs that is considered both irrational and persistent.  The fear is very real – it is more than just feeling of being uncomfortable with barking dogs, or just being around dogs.  Instead, this fear may interfere with daily life and trigger a number of symptoms, like trouble breathing or dizziness.  It is estimated that phobias like cynophobia, affect some 7 to 9 percent of the population. 

Hanne is certified to implement the Protocol to Overcome the Fear of Dogs in Kids.

What does this mean? 

This new certification means Hanne is qualified to work professionally with children who are scared of dogs and need help to conquer their cynophobia, using cognitive behavioural training.  The programme is aimed specifically for children, working alongside their parents and comprises of a 10 week progressive programme.  See below for more. 

This certification supports the years of work Hanne has undertaken working with families and their dogs to help set them up for success, studies in the pre- and post-partum owner-dog relationship, as well presenting to numerous primary and secondary school children about safety around dogs and how to keep pets happy & healthy in support of the Blue Cross.

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