Four-legged doctors

• Four-legged doctors

Organizations around the world continue to study the therapeutic potential of trained and friendly dogs. People with intellectual disabilities or mental health problems to communicate with dogs, and it's called Canistherapy.

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It is very dog ​​goodness in its pure form, the desire to be close to the person and in every way to show him their admiration, affection and loyalty. This quality is used for the so-called doctors Canistherapy when dealing with distressed people, especially autism. (Photo by Ian Forsyth):

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In a word, these loving shaggy creation on all fours to help their young patients to make their lives and the lives of their loved ones is easier to instill in them a new quality, which they stripped disease. (Photo by Ian Forsyth):

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Autistic frequent manifestations of unprovoked aggression, and Canis therapy helps reduce their hyperactivity and disruptive behavior. (Photo by Susana Vera):

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Children who are involved with dogs, gradually carry a positive attitude towards them on their environment, on the world as a whole, become more sociable, easier to go to the contact.

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Dog training. Imitation of a panic attack. (Photo by Jeff Roberson):

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There are programs for the blind and visually impaired children for their overall development, increase interest in the knowledge of the outside world, socialization, improve emotional state. (Photo by Sue Ogrocki):

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Dogs possess some qualities that are similar to human: emotion, the ability to express their feelings actions, sounds, facial expressions, reactions to human communication initiatives. In addition, they are easily trained to verbal commands and willingly submit to it. This allows you to use them effectively in the rehabilitation of patients with special needs, dysmotility and motor activity. (Photo by Giuseppe Cacace):

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A huge role in Canistherapy also plays a tactile interaction with the dog therapist. For this work, the dogs were taken with a certain type of mentality, stable nervous system and the desire to communicate. All dogs must undergo special training and testing before they be allowed to work. (Photo: Esteban Felix):

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The positive therapeutic properties when dealing with human pets have been known since the days of Hippocrates, as evidenced by the preserved documents, works of art and archaeological excavation data. In ancient Greece and Egypt, about 3 thousand. Years ago, dogs were found ability to cope with a variety of human ailments. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton):

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After the Second World War, Red Cross doctors noticed that in hospitals, where the dogs were allowed to remain, the wounded tried to spend more time with them. It was noted that in such institutions healing process is much faster. In this regard, in the hospital of the Air Force in New York, began to make extensive use of this method. (Photo by Carrie Antlfinger):

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However, the concept of "therapy involving animals" was first formulated by an American expert in the field of child psychiatry Boris Levinson in 1960. During receptions home, he noticed that the presence of the sessions own dog causes pediatric patients positive reactions. Since a method of treatment comprising contact with animals, particularly dogs, it is widespread in the West. This trend has been widely developed and distributed not only abroad but also in Russia. (Photo by Rick Wilking):

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Hospital in Colorado. (Photo by Rick Wilking):

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There is a distinction between activities involving dogs and therapy involving dogs. Activities involving dogs divided into passive and active. When the passive activity of patients are not in direct contact with dogs. In this case, the therapeutic effect is achieved by observing the animals in cages, natural parks - patients can receive tangible health benefits just by their presence. (Photo by Dolores Ochoa):

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When the vigorous activity while interacting with dogs therapeutic effect is achieved at the expense of animals engaging in cooperative games with patients, tactile interaction, motor development in their care (brushing, feeding), as well as socialization through interaction with dogs therapists and their conductors. (Photo by Dolores Ochoa):

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dogs are suitable for any Canistherapy breeds and mongrels. Dog therapist - not a breed, and training standards. (Photo by Nacho Doce):

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