Animal Assisted Therapy Activities

To Motivate and Inspire


Quotes When I began learning AAT, I searched in vain for a book like this -- a very practical guide to activities geared to achieving specific goals and skills. The approach is not rigid. Instead it encourages you to think about each activity and further develop it as you apply it in each situation. Most importantly, though, it positively reinforces the idea that AAT should be an enjoyable learning experience for everyone concerned. The book gently reminds us that we need to learn from each other and need to allow our dogs to naturally interact with each participant to achieve their own unique individual success. Quotes
Gail Cohen
AAT Volunteer

Quotes Thanks so much for writing this book! I have shared some it with the volunteers in our small nonprofit (Coach Dog, Inc.) and they have loved it. The reference of skills and goals that activities focus on has been so helpful in getting volunteers to understand the significance of their work. Check us out at if you'd like. Quotes
Joy Willison

Quotes "I had ordered 25 copies for our local therapy dog group! Great Book!!!!! Lots of good ideas!!! Thanks for a wonderful, helpful book!! Quotes
Sally Petty
Waggin Hearts Therapy Dogs

Quotes Animal Assisted Therapy Activities to Motivate and Inspire is an excellent resource for pet therapy teams, educators, and therapists. Professionals will benefit from the clearly outlined instructions with educational and clinical application suggestions from Nancy Lind, a pioneer in the area of Pet Therapy. The goal-directed cross-referenced charts in the appendix provide practitioners with the perfect framework for matching a participant?s goals to a specific pet-activated task. This book eliminates the need to reinvent activities for each setting, and challenges professionals to improvise. Core activities, combined with the special attributes of the pet and human team members, create the perfect context for participants with physical, social and educational challenges to enhance skills and experience success. Quotes
Dulcey Lima
OTR/L, Orthotic Interventions