The institutional dog can contribute to a better quality of life for the residents of retirement homes, residential care centers, etc. He can be deployed during occupational therapy, physiotherapy sessions, offer comfort and support during cuddle sessions, motivate certain residents to go for a walk, talk …
However, our institutional dogs may not stay within the institution 24/7. A requirement is that the dog is ‘adopted’ by one of the staff, so that he can also enjoy a normal family life.
The instructors of Scale Dogs are responsible for training the staff members who perform activities with the dog.