AAA – Animal Assisted Activity is an intervention which provides opportunities for motivational, educational, recreational and/or therapeutic benefits with which the quality of life can be enhanced. AAA is conducted by specially trained professionals and/or volunteers and their dogs, which meet the specific criteria.
Key characteristics: the goals are not precisely defined, progress documentation is not obligatory, the content of the visit is spontaneous, and it can be a one-time visit.
It may be group or individual in nature.
The activities include:
- therapy pair (handler and dog)
- the user
Where is it implemented?
The activity is carried out in institutions with which the institution PET signed the agreement on cooperation or on one-time presentations at the institutions.
How long does it last?
From 15 min to maximum 60 min, with obligatory breaks in between for the dog.