Dog Assisted Intervention

AAI combines the professional skills of the handler in the field of social work, healthcare or education with broad knowledge and understanding of AAI as a working method and the species-specific behavioral needs of the animal used in the method.

In AAI the dog is used as a functional method following the ethical guidelines of the association.

Our principals

  • to connect people interested in Animal Assisted Intervention work
  • offer education and support for AAI work
  • raise awareness of professional and goal-oriented AAI work in which the dog works with the professional


The Finnish Association for Dog Assisted Intervention is a member of the Care Dog Division of the Finnish Kennel Club as well as Green Care Finland ry.