“I’m Grant, and my dream is to see a wellbeing dog in every school”
I worked as a primary school teacher for over 15 years. I am passionate about working with people and have always loved what dogs offer us. I am really excited about combining two of my passions and have dedicated my life to learning and experiencing as much as I can so that I can see my dream become a reality.
I first began my teaching career with a Bachelor in Education, and furthered my learning with a Master Degree in Applied Learning, as well as a Master Degree in Wellbeing. I spend my working life traveling Australia and taking really diverse and unique communities through the Dogs Connect Program.
Dogs help us shift how trauma manifests in our bodies!
We are becoming one of the first education programs in the world to be accredited by the Polyvagal Institute in The United States. This recognises our leadership in trauma informed practice. We also have a dedicated research team from a leading university who assist us in critical reflection which is constantly improving our practice.
As with all new programs there's alway some risk. We see what works best, and what does not work so that we support with the latest in best practice. As a result of such broad experience, I have become Australia’s leading expert in wellbeing dogs and support communities Australia wide.