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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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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