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Tender look, warmth and attachment without requirement any “royalty”, these are all attributes that every keeper knows well. Naturally, unless there is dog kept in kennel, assigned just for patrol and deterrence possible enemies. But the fact, that dog as a best friend of person is able to be also therapeutic for ill and handicapped people and this method has its own name “CANISTHERAPY", is not so notorious.

Tender look, warmth and attachment without requirement any “royalty”, these are all attributes that every keeper knows well. Naturally, unless there is dog kept in kennel, assigned just for patrol and deterrence possible enemies. But the fact, that dog as a best friend of person is able to be also therapeutic for ill and handicapped people and this method has its own name “CANISTHERAPY", is not so notorious.

Canistherapy uses positive impact of dog on health, on physical, mental and social comfort of people. It is used as helpful mental - therapeutic method, in case when other methods cannot be use or when are ineffective. Dog helps to solve mental, social - integral and emotional problems, it is able to motivate people during the rehabilitation, and it evolves motive abilities by natural way. Canistherapy may be elemental or instructed. Elemental canistherapy means standard presence of dog in hominess, and has positive influence on lonely people the most, difficult children (e.g. over active, aggressive,), on people who live in stressful conditions and    are influence by heartsickness. Instructed canistherapy means, that a specialist with dog visits sick people, or procures the dog for patient and control their relation at the beginning. Properly selected animal is able to makes therapeutics easier, mainly, when it is hard to realize some therapeutical methods because of inadequate motivation of patient. Even in some cases presence of animal is for some people the only motivation to live. For example for people in geriatrics, for people who suffered some hard life impact e.g.. There were shown good results of canistherapy on patients with baby cerebral palsy, mentally affected people, autistic people, but also on children and adults in hospitals generally. Even for children with logagnosia is fantastic calm listener, who never criticizes. Child can traverse with finger on dog’s hair, can also talk to it, child can relax.

The dog, which may do canistherapy, must be quiet, not be able to easy put out of countenance. The dog must be self-confident enough, fearless, calm and mainly negligent. It is good when the dog is able to do some fun, which may set patient laughing and loosen.  Naturally, well health state of dog is the first assumption to do this activity.

You can hear about good results of canistherapy on specific patient on the website: http://www.canisterapia.sk/

 
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