Obedience Test

There is a testing fee of $25 per pet, payable by cash or cheque prior to the test. If your pet does not pass the obedience test, you can re-take the test within 6 months at no charge. Tests are scheduled in 15 minute time slots and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.…

Links

The Natural Connection, Online ressource of all things AAT and other nature-based therapeutic approaches, focus on Canadian content. Dreamcatcher Nature-Assisted Therapy Association, Ardrossan AB – Individual and group therapy sessions involving animals and nature, vocational training focused on farm and ranch work, bush crafts, gardening and animal care. Healing Hooves, Cremona, AB – Animal-assisted therapy,…

For Therapists

The partnership of an animal in therapy work can be extremely rewarding for your clients, and also for yourself! Click on the links below to see some sample goals and strategies that you can use in your work. Are you a Chimo AAT affiliated therapist interested in an additional therapy animal for your facility?

Books

Paws-on-Purpose Paws on Pupose: Implementing and Animal-Assisted Therapy program for children and youth, including those with FASD and developmental disabilities This manual is an innovative resource for those interested in learning more about Animal-Assisted Therapy. It includes information on how to implement new AAT programs, information for therapists on inventive ways to use animals to…

AAT Success Stories

Animal-Assisted Therapy is a positive experience for both the volunteers and the children. We saw increased motivation in several of our clients to work on their articulation goals. The volunteers seem to really enjoy coming and it provides an opportunity for the children to develop their social communication skills by learning how to appropriately greet…

AAT Manuals

This publication is intended to inform of what is necessary to implement a successful AAT program. This manual was published in 2008. Improving Mental Health through Animal Assisted Therapy ($25 + S&H) This was our first manual published in 2003. It details some research in the field of AAT and contains the qualitative information and…

Lyme Disease in Alberta

You’ve likely heard some talk about Lyme disease in the news recently. The Alberta government issued a news release on July 19, letting us know that 5 ticks have tested positive for Lyme so far this year. They were in both the Calgary and the Edmonton area, and the ticks were found on dogs and…