Human Welfare Guidelines
Animal Welfare Guidelines
Animal Wellbeing AAI and AAA should only be performed with the assistance of animals that are in good health, both physically and emotionally and that enjoy this type of activity. Professionals are held accountable for the well-being of the animals they are working with. In all AAA/AAI professionals need to consider the safety and welfare of all participants. Professionals must understand that the participating animal, independent of the species, is not simply a tool, but a living being. Below are descriptions of best practices for animals involved in AAI and AAA, including assistance and service dogs.
Standards of Practice for Animal Assisted Interventions
An Animal Assisted intervention assumes the participation of four equally valued parties:
These standards are arranged in three parts covering:
Link to: Health and Welfare of Dogs
Wellness Care Farm