It is a therapeutic alternative , in which the dogs play a crucial role throughout the process , through a tie narrow between patient and pet .
To carry it out, you must have a clear objective of the intervention and it is essential that the animal is in optimal physical and behavioral health .
It is designed so that patients, through the company of the dog, can improve their quality of life . The success stories have made this therapy is becoming more popular .
Since children up to senior citizens with cerebral palsy, depression, Alzheimer's, dementia, terminal illnesses, autism, motor disability, learning problems, among others.
The dog does not live with the patient, but is taken to the place where the latter is, to carry out the therapy. It implies the participation of the specialist doctor, the dog guide, the patient and the dog .
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves body movements and coordination
- Raise the level of attention
- Encourages socialization
- Improved communication between patient and therapist
- Stop violent behavior
- Motivate the patient
- Increases the patient's disposition toward treatment
- Strengthens self-esteem and control of emotions
Undoubtedly, a therapeutic option that is worth experiencing.
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