Amsterdam was the location for our latest filming project – highlighting fascinating new work on human animal interaction.
We were commissioned to film at a major symposium organised by IAHAIO – the International Association of Human- Animal Interaction Organisations. The event, held at the Friendship Sports Centre in Amsterdam, a complex totally devoted to providing sporting facilities and training for people with disabilities, involved individuals and organisations from as far apart as the USA and Australia.
The use of animals, such as horses and dogs, to interact with young, elderly and people and children facing a variety of mental and physical challenges, is gradually becoming more popular around the world, however little is known about the stress and fatigue levels among the animals themselves.
We highlighted the work of Dutch researcher, Tynke de Winkel, who has embarked on an PhD project aiming to establish a scientifically backed model looking at there subject, which can be used by professionals in the future.
See an interview with Tynke that we have just published by clicking here.
We will also be editing videos highlighting a group of professional dog trainers from Scandinavia and Nordic countries in addition to a second PhD project measuring the benefits for Downs Syndrome children who regularly interact with animals.