Animal supported therapy
with Dandie Dinmont Terrier

New - only in German

Bachelor's thesis written by
Christine Schmidts


"Empirische Arbeit zur Wirkung von tiergestützter Therapie auf die Patienten der Entgiftungsstation Mariatal"
Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten Fakultät Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege

At the centre for psychiatric diseases “The Weissenau” in Ravensburg exists a second therapy dog since March 2006. Nessy “works” at the ward “Mariatal” for illegal drug extraction.


We wanted to give people with addiction diseases the possibility to share joy and sorrow with a cosy, cuddly and discreet partner on four paws.


Nessy is accepted and loved from all patients. For more information, please visit their homepage at


Therapy-Dog at Work


Therapy-House entry








At work










Therapy dog Bonzo & Nessy








after work