Alby the therapy dog Alby Support Dog

Canterbury has a long history of providing high-quality counselling and therapy services to students and the wider community.

We are proud to announce that Animal Assisted Therapy will commence at the College from Term 3. Animal Assisted Therapy has a strong research base, with sound efficacy within child and adolescent populations.

As part of the program, the newest member of the Canterbury community, 12 week old golden retriever and therapy dog Alby, will be introduced to the College this term. Alby is undergoing formal training and will visit a few days a week to acclimatise to bells, the campus and students.