Christine Olsen, ethologist and researcher at ICofA
As the AAI field expands, more clients are offered some kind of intervention with animals, which means more and more animals are exposed to close contact with unfamiliar people. But do we actually know how the animal feels about this, what the animal is telling us? How can we make sure that AAI can be a mutual benefit for both client and animal?
One important factor in animal welfare is the need to screen the animal for its suitability to work in AAI.