What we do!

We are a new service to raise awareness of the benefits of having a therapy and support animal operating within your workplace, not only for your employees but for your customers as well.

Therapy Services

Research has demonstrated that the stress hormone, cortisol, can be reduced by up to 45% just by petting a therapy animal.  Petting an animal for as little as one minute has been shown to stimulate the production of oxytocin, the hormone associated with bonding, trust, cooperation and love

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Meet the team

Our dogs have gone through an extensive training program and are continually evaluated to ensure compliance with legislation, policies and procedures in place for emotional assistance animals here in Queensland.

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Training Services

Our dogs have gone through an extensive training program and are continually evaluated to ensure compliance with legislation, policies and procedures in place for emotional assistance animals here in Queensland. We offer our services at reasonable rates and we are fully insured.

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Hello,
I’m Zac

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Animal-assisted therapy boasts many proven benefits, including:

  • Improved fine motor skills, strength and balance
  • Increased self-esteem/self-worth and reduced anxiety/depression
  • Reducing experience of loneliness and isolation
  • Reduced risk of a heart attack or stroke
  • Improved interpersonal and communication skills
  • Improved sense of purpose and motivation

How we like to work

Nikki will visit your workplace prior to deployment to undertake a detailed risk assessment to ensure a successful and safe deployment. Further risk assessments will be conducted annually or as directed by regulatory changes or if the scope of work required changes significantly.

Nikki’s unique experience in police dog operations and training and working with explosive detection dogs in Africa has given her unparalleled ability to conduct continuous risk assessments on the ground, minimising risk and ensuring a pleasant experience for all that come into contact with Therapy & Support Animals Australia.

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About Therapy & Support Animals Australia

The purpose of Therapy & Support Animals Australia is to provide a calm and comforting environment in situations where people can be sensitive and anxious. Focussing on a therapy animal in these situations has been proven to significantly reduce fear and anxiety. Research into Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has shown that petting an animal for as little as a minute stimulates the production of oxytocin (Odendaal and Meintjes, 2003), the hormone that is associated with bonding, trust, cooperation and even love. Petting a therapy animal also releases endorphins making people feel better, diminishing feelings of pain, depression and loneliness.

About Us

Interacting with a therapy animal releases endorphins making people feel better, diminishing feelings of pain, depression and loneliness. Having a therapy and support dog visit your workplace can help create conditions conducive to a more productivity and give your clients a stress-free environment..

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