From Mad in Sweden. Dog assisted psychotherapy is mostly used within the psychodynamic theory. It’s especially useful in treatment with children and adolescents, where dogs seems to pass “under the radar” of children’s logical defense. Read more about the scientific overview by professor emeritus in psychology, Olof Rydén.
Don’t be mistaken, the dog is the therapy.
Maybe we could call it “therapy assisted dogs!”
But I guess that would assume the therapist was assisting in some way, which could be an optimistic assumption.