There have been a couple of instances with kiddos in the clinic where for whatever reason, the kiddos were done listening to me and participating in a task. I think that working with the dogs allows the clients an opportunity to take a step back from the therapist/client relationship and respond to the dogs instead. Whether this decreases what can appear as a power struggle or provides novelty with the situation for the client, I’m not sure. – Kim List, Occupational Therapist

*Be sure to check the Toilet Puller Story out located on the Dustin’s Paw Stories page.

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