Canistherapy (from Latin canis - dog + Greek θεραπεία - treatment) - a kind of animal therapy - a method of treatment and rehabilitation, using specially selected and trained dogs.
Canistherapy is used in medical and social rehabilitation.
Canistherapy can be used as a psychotherapeutic technique that promotes the development of mental and emotional abilities, improvement of motor functions and motor skills, as well as to enhance the effectiveness of personal development in the correction, rehabilitation and social adaptation of children with non-standard developmental features.
The main reason why a dog has such a beneficial effect is that its distinctive feature is devotion. Often only dog can fill the vacuum of communication that exists in a person's life. The animal performs the function of psychological substitution, making up for the absence of a loved one. In addition, the dog is always happy to communicate with a man.
It does not care what kind of appearance he has and how much money has, she is delighted with the fact of his existence and the opportunity to be close to him. This distinguishes the dog from the attitude of people who always appreciate each other. Her craving for a man is independent of the latter's political and religious convictions, from changes in his social position, and sometimes even from the attitude toward herself. And because to the dog there are both adults and children who lack unconditional love, striving for a free expression of emotions. Dog's pity is not perceived by man as something humiliating, it only sees what you want to see - empathy. In addition, dogs are used in therapy more often than other animals, since they are easily trained by verbal commands and willingly obey them.
We with our toy fox terriers are engaged in canistherapy and we are a members of the Charity Public Organization "Dogs for Life".
We deal with children and adults in need of rehabilitation: physical, psychological, social.
Our toy fox terriers have successfully passed the initial testing, are admitted to work with patients and have the following conclusions:
"A dog is not aggressive towards a person, it is manageable, willingly goes to contact, easily learns new skills."
One of our toy fox terriers, Virginia Iz Imperii Toy, has successfully passed a complex test for the "Assistant Dog," which includes elements from the obedience course, as well as behaviors such as lack of cowardice, aggression, distrustfulness, poise, benevolence.
We with our dogs participate in performances, we visit children's homes, mugs, schools, social houses, homes for the disabled and the elderly.
If you have a desire to join our team, we will always be glad to see you in our ranks!
Photos from the departure to the boarding house for the elderly:
Photos from a speech in front of children from the orphanage:
Certificates on the passage of primary testing to work as a therapist: