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  1. Service Dogs and How They Help Human Beings

    Contributor(s):: Anna Ercoli Schnitzer

    Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service...

  2. Southeastern Guide Dogs

    Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Employing the latest in canine development and behavior research, the national organization trains dogs of the highest pedigree for people who are blind and for veterans.All of...

  3. The Semiotic Grounds of Animal Assistance: Sign Use of Guide Dogs and Their Visually Impaired Handlers

    Contributor(s):: Riin Magnus

    Materiaalne linnakeskkond ja selles kehtivad käitumisreeglid sisaldavad kindlaid ootusi märgisüsteemide suhtes, mille abil keskkonda kasutada. Juhtkoera ja nägemispuudega inimese märgisüsteemide kombinatsioon eeldab olemasolevate ootustega kohanemist, aga loob ka...

  4. Guide dogs: medical tool on four pawsBlindenfuhrhunde: Medizinisches Hilfsmittel auf vier Pfoten

    Contributor(s):: Hacker, S.

    This article discusses the training and suitability of guide dogs for blind people in Germany.

  5. Behavioural consequences of visual deprivation occurring at hatch or in the early life of chickens

    Contributor(s):: Hocking, P. M., Haldane, K. A., Davidson, E. M., Sandoe, P., Kristensen, H. H.

    The development of behaviour in a line of chickens that are born sighted ( rdd) but turn blind after hatching was compared with a line that is blind at hatch ( beg) and with sighted White Leghorn controls (WL) to test the hypothesis that birds that become blind later in their life will show...

  6. Learning to see with the heart: Patricia Tirrell at TEDxLizardCreek

    Contributor(s):: Patricia Tirrell

    It is special that two different species, humans and dogs, are able to live together in harmony. In order for the relationship between species to work there are rules that need to be followed – much the same as when we visit another culture. Working with animals I have learned about the...

  7. The effects of pet presence and counselor blindness on the efficacy of a counseling session

    Contributor(s):: Joellen Mcadams

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of pet presence and counselor blindness on the efficacy of a counseling session;Counselor effectiveness was assessed by using three Counselor Rating Scales, the Confidence for Counseling Outcomes Expectancy Scale, the Continuation of...

  8. Positive experiences with dogs: An important addition to the curriculum for blind and visually impaired children

    Contributor(s):: Young, J. Lynne

  9. How does a dog attack on a guide dog affect the wellbeing of a guide dog owner?

    Contributor(s):: Marquès-Brocksopp, Lorna

  10. Mobility of a guide dog team in Singapore: A case study

    Contributor(s):: Bohan, Danial Bin, James, Chan Tuck Wah

  11. Companion animals for the blind

    Contributor(s):: Bassing, Jennifer, Arkow, Phil

  12. Come, let me guide you : a life shared with a guide dog

    Contributor(s):: Krieger, Susan

  13. Physical Impairments and Service Dogs

    There are several kinds of vision impairments. The World Health Organization defines four levels of visual function: normal vision, moderate visual impairment, severe visual impairment, and...

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  14. Is it reasonable to forbid the use of guide dogs for the blind as predictors of epileptic seizures? A case report.

    Contributor(s):: , Pallos, Andrea, Komondi, Piroska, Topál, József

  15. The economic costs and benefits of dog guides for the blind

    Contributor(s):: Wirth, K. E., Rein, D. B.

  16. The experience of owning a guide dog

    Contributor(s):: Wiggett-Barnard, C., Steel, H.

    PURPOSE: This study explored the dynamics of guide dog ownership in a South African sample. Six participants (five male and one female) from diverse socio-economic backgrounds were interviewed in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The study was performed to provide a clearer...

  17. Occu-Paws: Trusts and Bonds

    Contributor(s):: Jim Yablonski

  18. Walking Alone: Aiding the War and Civilian Blind in the Inter-war Period

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, Julie, Pemberton, Neil

  19. The effect of breed on age-related changes in behavior and disease prevalence in cognitively normal older community dogs, Canis lupus familiaris

    Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGreevy, P. D., Sachdev, P. S., Valenzuela, M. J.

    Variation in breed longevity in the dog has led to the inference that large dogs age at a faster rate than small dogs, possibly because of an increased oxidative load. Potential differences in behavioral aging (the rate of age-related decline in cognito-behavioral performance) across breeds...

  20. Seeing Eye Dogs Australia

    Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) is a national organisation that established its first school for training dog guides in Victoria, on the 10th April 1960.SEDA merged with Vision Australia on the 1st July 2008. We are a full member of the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), fulfilling the...