Military Fitness Training Pet Therapy

Yogi and Cindy Bear’s are Newfoundland Dogs and fully trained AAA Animal Assist Activity / Therapy dogs, along with trained in Water Rescue.

Yogi and Cindy’s daily activities provides an alternative type of therapy to medications, which comes under the realm of Animal Assisted Intervention.

Our Community Dog programme Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) techniques. This is the term given to interventions where a specially-trained dog and professional handler work together, in conjunction with a human services professional (eg therapist, social care practitioner, teacher or healthcare provider), to promote improvements in the physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning of a person.

These interventions are designed to meet particular goals to support that individual’s needs. Goals can be very varied and may include helping with:

  • Working with companies and staff dealing with pressure work to prevent falling into Mental Ill Health.
  • Building self esteem.
  • Overcoming anxiety and building confidence.
  • Accessing the community.
  • Social interaction with others.
  • Responsibility.
  • Physical mobility, eg fine and gross motor skills.
  • Changing patterns of behaviour.

Yogi and Cindy have found positive outcomes and overall improved well-being in those with medical conditions, behavioural issues, depression, and anxiety and stress. Providing therapeutic visits to hospitals, care homes, schools, special care facilities and a variety of other venues.

Military Fitness Pet Therapy, we work with both adults and children across a wide range of client groups, including autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, rehabilitation needs, mental health conditions, social isolation, and dementia, we also specialise in water rescue.

As we continue to develop our Community Dog programme, we can bring our services and knowledge to a greater number of people who can be helped in small one to one session or feel the benefits of working in small groups.

Yogi is a calm dog with a friendly manner that is not too boisterous, but he can relate to people in different ways. He loves people and is very sociable, loves a cuddle and enjoys putting a smile on a person’s face.

Cindy is an energetic, confident and clever dog.  Cindy is able to understand commands very easily, making her training adventurous and fun.

Yogi and Cindy’s hobbies include Water Rescue training with Aberdeen Surf Life Saving Club. Meeting up with their Newfoundland buddies at the Scottish Newfoundland Club.

Military Fitness Training also specialise in Dog Training, along with Dog Grooming.

If you would like to book a visit from our dogs or book a dog training lesson, please get in touch.

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