“Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive, is the warmth and
affection we give. It is by giving warmth and affection, by having a genuine sense of
concern for others, in other words through compassion, that we gain the conditions for
genuine happiness….” The Dalai Lama
We wanted to tell you a little about those people who decided to turn the warmth and affection
they received from animals in their lives, and particularly from dogs, into the ability to give
warmth and affection, love and professional care, by means of those very dogs , thereby
achieving the true satisfaction of a professional life that combines fulfillment, and complete
Esther, 49 years old
After more than a few years at my job, I felt “stuck” in one place… I advanced, I studied, I
earned very well. Something was missing. After much deliberation I decided I wanted a change –
I looked for what I loved to do most without calculations or fears, and what I got to was
therapeutic dog training. Today I successfully combine my work with a huge contribution to
people, and particularly children, with my incredible love of dogs.
I got to this field through my love of dogs and therapy, and because of my wish to combine work
with a feeling of fulfillment and giving. Taking the course for therapeutic riding at TRCI gave
me the tools to do so, and then my eyes were opened to the variety and immense possibilities that
can be found in therapeutic dog training.
I have been closely connected to dogs from childhood, and I always found happiness, joy and
unconditional love with them. However, even I didn’t believe how much dogs could help both
adults and children. The therapeutic dog training course at TRCI, taught me how to use dogs for
the benefit of the people facing them. I got amazing tools which I use in various kinds of therapy.
Aside from making a living – enormous satisfaction and the will to extend a hand to my patients
(and indirectly to their families) is what does it.