Kathleen Thompson, inspiring Warrigal Employee

I have always loved animals and I’ve always been a dog trainer. My first dog training experience was when I was about eight. My neighbour would pay me $5.00 to do a trick with my dog and that would be my pocket money. Later on, I used to do seminars to help other people control their dogs. People can enjoy their dogs and become part of the family more if they can control them better.

I found that I took to Aged Care like a duck to water, it was lovely. The key is compassion. There are a lot of things you deal with that not many people can handle. You’re not just a person, you’re an advocate for the family, good listener and you are there if they need someone to bounce ideas or express their feelings about adjusting to the needs of their loved ones. I really enjoy doing Dog Therapy in aged care as well, I see how much it really helps the residents.

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2 Pine Street, Albion Park Rail, NSW 2527
PO Box 435 Albion Park, NSW 2527
Email: warrigal@warrigal.com.au
Fax: 4257 4232

Toll free: 1800 WARRIGAL

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