AAI Training And Wellness Centre
Our Therapy Animals
All of the animals have been carefully raised and are trained to take part in animal-assisted activities, education and therapy throughout our AAI community programs.
Animal caretakers, veterinarian and team of volunteers ensure our animals welfare. including preparing food, cleaning their habitat and providing enrichment programs.
The Assistance Dog Team
The Animal Assisted Intervention Centre is home to our Assistance Intervention Dogs, assistance dogs specifically trained to help individuals and groups in Animal Assisted Intervention clinical programs.
Activities, Education and Therapy.
The Animal Assisted Intervention Centre
is home to our Therapy Animals,
allows many of our animal Family to enjoy free-range natural habitats.
Chickens as therapy animals can bring a sense of peace to your life. Sure, we love the eggs, the pest control, the droppings in our compost, but there is another benefit to keeping chickens and that is the peace they can bring to ones life. The soothing sense of calm, a reminder to slow down and smell the roses. Take a moment to just watch your birds scratch about the yard. Chicken keeping is just good for the soul.
Guinea pigs are herd animals and require the company of their own kind to effectively communicate and express themselves.
Having two guinea pigs or more enrich guinea pigs life and also provide us with the chance to observe all the wonderful sounds and different behaviours guinea pigs can only express with another cavy.
Miniature horses are generally bred to be friendly and to interact well with people.
Our Miniature horses are trained for animal assisted intervention programs, assistance, carting, equine agility and other competitive horse show type events.
As well as visiting seniors centres and hospitals, we also conduct increasing public awareness of what excellent companions pet rabbits can be.
Scaley is the new cuddly
When people think of intervention or emotional support animals, they tend to think cuddly is better.
Dogs, cats, ferrets, pigs, birds, and horses have certainly earned their place in the therapy world.
However, a pet shouldn’t be overlooked just because it isn’t traditionally adorable and cuddly.
Green Tree Frogs
Studies have proven that watching fish reduces stress and anxiety levels and improves mental health
Green Tree frogs can make great pets, sometimes living for over fifteen years
Turtles make beautiful, fascinating, and enjoyable pets.
Turtles are special creatures that require special handling and a degree of commitment.
Animals provide us with a sense of calm and comfort,
and developing a bond with an animal can promote self-worth and self-regulation