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  1. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy for Children: Our Entwined Future

    01 Dec 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

      This is the last column in a series of ten written for Purdue’s excellent site, and I confess to being a bit emotional to be so close to finally completing this series. It has...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2014/12/new-directions-in-canine-therapy-for-children-our-entwined-future

  2. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Developing Canine Bonds with Children with Autism

    22 Jul 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    This column focuses on the still unfolding fate of four golden pups delivered by North Star Molly this time last year. Three of these pups are now working in our program with their carefully chosen...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2014/07/new-directions-in-canine-assisted-therapy-developing-canine-bonds-with-children-with-autism

  3. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Recycling at its Finest

    24 Jun 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    My last column on failure is deliberately followed by this one, which highlights North Star dogs whose initial failure ended up just a bump on the road toward a better temperamental fit with a...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2014/06/new-directions-in-canine-assisted-therapy-recycling-at-its-finest

  4. Healing with the Human-Animal Bond: An Interview with Kate Nicoll

    21 Apr 2014 | Posted by Angel Tobey

    With over 20 years of clinical experience, Kate Nicoll is more than familiar working with individuals coping with trauma, grief, or illness. Nicoll, founder of Soul Friends: Animal-Assisted...

    http://habricentral.org/members/2186/blog/2014/04/healing-with-the-human-animal-bond-an-interview-with-kate-nicoll

  5. Promoting Health and Wellness with the Human-Animal Bond: An Interview with Dr. Sven-G Hultman

    03 Mar 2014 | Posted by Angel Tobey

    Hailing all the way from Sweden, Dr. Sven-G Hultman was kind enough to grant me an interview about his work with the human-animal bond and his organization, the Swedish Caredog School. How it...

    http://habricentral.org/members/2186/blog/2014/03/promoting-health-and-wellness-with-the-human-animal-bond-an-interview-with-dr-sven-g-hultman

  6. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy for Children who Face Social, Emotional and Educational Challenges

    20 Dec 2013 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    ''North Star Luka and Isabel'' Every assistance or therapy dog placement we create at North Star is a carefully developed relationship between a child and a specifically bred and socialized North...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2013/12/new-directions-in-canine-assisted-therapy-for-children-who-face-social-emotional-and-educational

  7. Recognizing the Human-Animal Bond: Meet Ms. Darlene Blackman

    30 Sep 2013 | Posted by Megan Kendall

    The human-animal bond influenced and changed Ms. Darlene Blackman’s career path in the most unexpected and rewarding ways. She always wanted to work with animals, even from a young age and pursued...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1754/blog/2013/09/recognizing-the-human-animal-bond-meet-ms-darlene-blackman

  8. Raising Our North Stars: Kumari's Puppies from Six to Eight Months

    03 Jul 2013 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    North Star's Rex and Amy Kumari’s litter is now eight months old, with four of these well bred and carefully raised golden retriever pups in the midst of being shaped to work with children on...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2013/07/raising-our-north-stars-kumaris-puppies-from-six-to-eight-months

  9. Raising Our North Stars: Kumari's Puppies from Four to Six Months

    21 Mar 2013 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    'Jack and North Star's Nardi' Kumari’s puppies are now six months old! This tender age typically marks the beginning of adolescence with dogs, a time when commands formerly obeyed with...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2013/03/raising-our-north-stars-kumaris-pups-from-four-to-six-months

  10. Raising Our North Stars: Kumari's Puppies from Two to Four Months

    18 Feb 2013 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    Kumari’s puppies are now four months old, and from this lovely litter of seven golden retriever puppies, three females have been selected to be kept back for North Star’s evolving...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2013/02/raising-our-north-stars-kumaris-puppies-from-two-to-four-months

  11. Motivation and Animal Therapy: Meet Eileen Bona and her work at Dreamcatcher

    14 Feb 2013 | Posted by Megan Kendall

    The idea behind Dreamcatcher began as a simple wish to provide a means of communication for people struggling with brain impairments and mental health issues to express themselves effectively....

    http://habricentral.org/members/1754/blog/2013/02/motivation-and-animal-therapy-meet-eileen-bona-and-her-work-at-dreamcatcher

  12. Raising Our North Stars: Kumari's Puppies from Birth to Two Months

    27 Nov 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross North Star Kumari delivered seven healthy puppies on October 4th, 2012. Four of these puppies will be serving children on the autism spectrum as autism assistance dogs; the...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2012/11/raising-our-north-stars

  13. Myth #4: There are no Scientific Studies to Support Autism Assistance Dog Placements

    04 Oct 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross The years tell us much of what the days never know. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 'Aaron and North Star's Bingo meeting for the very first time.' Anecdotally speaking, we have...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2012/10/myth--4-there-are-no-scientific-studies-to-support-autism-assistance-dog-placements

  14. Myth #2: Training is the Key to Success with Autism Assistance Dogs for Children

    10 Aug 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross I get by with a little help from my friends. ~ John Lennon ''David and North Star's Lego'' One of the biggest misunderstandings about the emerging field...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2012/08/myth-2-training-is-the-key-to-success-with-autism-assistance-dogs-for-children