Case study 2
Building trust via pre-therapy, the dog is non-judgemental and forgiving, allowing the relationship to move on smoothly despite verbal and/or physical outbursts. The children are seeing the dog trust the adult implicitly and are, in consequence, trusting the adult that makes the dog/handler partnership.
Case study 3
Some children have shown no tenderness towards their parent, but with time, we are observing acts of great tenderness towards the dogs which are then transferring to the parent. One little boy in particular is now giving cuddle time to his mother and is starting to express emotions and communicate with words.
Case study 4
The dogs help install healthy eating routines by staying on the chair and actively showing respectful interest in the meal. Children are showing markable progress with sitting and actually eating at the table rather than grazing on sweets they can't share with dogs.