Meet Peaches the Therapy Dog from Toowoomba

peaches is a therapy dog at therapy pro and wears a bandana to show she is working

September is Therapy Dog Awareness Month. We’d like you to meet Peaches, a therapy dog who works with her dog mum and Therapy Pro speech and language pathologist, Sophie.

Peaches and Sophie work as team to provide Animal Assisted Therapy. This means together they help people achieve their individual goals.

Sessions with Peaches are active and can involve games like hide and seek that work on giving and follow directions or learning about social communication and body language. Sometimes Peaches can attend outings and help her pals practice written or spoken stories and conversations about their adventures together.

Peaches takes on many roles in her sessions. She’s a non-judgmental practice buddy. You can make mistakes time and time again and still rely on her unconditional love. She’s your number fan and cheer squad and helps to motivate you to participate in therapy and look forward to your next session together. She’s a role model and can support you to build listening and play skills.

Animal Assisted Therapy with Peaches is offered with Sophie, a certified practicing speech and language pathologist based in Toowoomba.

While Peaches is able to offer support to animal lovers in their sessions with Sophie, Sophie, of course, is still available to see clients without Peaches to develop communication skills.

To find out more about Peaches and if Animal Assisted Therapy may be suitable for you or a family member in Toowoomba, contact the Customer Service team or call 1300 004 414.

a therapy dog and their dog mum sit together they make a great working team

Peaches, a therapy dog, and her dog mum and Therapy Pro speech and language pathologist, Sophie.

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