As of March 17, 2020, SunDog Therapy will be temporarily closed for in-person appointments. We currently offer virtual occupational therapy and dog training sessions.

We will send out an update when in-person sessions can resume. We are taking precautions so everyone can stay home as much as possible in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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SunDog Therapy strives to promote health, wellbeing, and participation in meaningful activities for children and adults of all abilities through occupational therapy, animal assisted therapy, recreational classes, and dog training. 

Occupational therapy (OT) improves a person’s ability to participate in everyday life and reach their fullest potential. We provide OT for children and adults to overcome physical, cognitive, and psychosocial challenges through skill development, task adaptations, and environmental modifications. Our mission is to empower individuals to better engage in activities of daily living, work, rest, and leisure. We provide services throughout Orange County and Los Angeles, California.

What We Do:

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Along with traditional OT services, we often incorporate specially trained dogs into OT intervention through the skilled implementation of animal assisted therapy (AAT). Our clients work towards their therapeutic goals while training dogs using positive reinforcement methods, learning how to care for dogs, and playing games together. This can be a meaningful, motivating, and engaging method of therapy. 

  • Our OT sessions take place in a friendly indoor/outdoor setting or in the natural environment (client’s chosen location such as the home, workplace, school, park, etc.). This makes our interventions more person-centered and purposeful. People are more likely to develop and improve their skills if practicing in typical day-to-day settings.
  • For those who love dogs but don’t have therapy needs, we also offer dog training and recreational classes for anyone who wants to learn more about dogs and develop positive relationships with them. We are passionate about spreading positive human-animal interactions through recreational classes for kids and teens to learn how to communicate with, care for, and train dogs. We also work with dog parents to train their puppies and dogs to have good manners, life skills, and social skills using positive reinforcement, relationship-based, and force-free methods. We help prepare dogs to become therapy dogs (volunteer and professional) and some service dog work.

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SunDog Therapy provides occupational therapy, animal assisted therapy, recreational classes, and dog training for individuals in the Southern California communities of: Orange, Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, San Pedro, Los Angeles, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, and surrounding areas.