Adult Animal facilitated therapy (AFT) can be utilized to facilitate improvements in the five functional domains; physical health, emotional health, psychosocial health, cognitive function and communication skills. Our therapy dogs are trained to an advanced level of obedience and retrieving. They use their specialized skills along with a trainer and therapist to help patients achieve various rehabilitation goals.
A dog’s natural desire to give love and acceptance, as well as its drive to please, can help encourage patients to work harder in therapy. Patients concentrate on how they can interact with the dog and have fun.