When You Meet a Dog Guide
Contributor(s):: Ulrey, Pauline
Visually Impaired People in Iran: Cultural and Environmental Effects on Orientation and Mobility Services
Contributor(s):: Taheri-Araghi, M.
The Role of a Mobility Instructor in a Dog Guide School
Contributor(s):: Orcutt, Stephen G.
Evaluation of Potential Dog Guide Users: The Role of the Orientation and Mobility Instructor
Contributor(s):: Milligan, Kristen
Some Thoughts about Acquiring and Learning to Use a Dog Guide
Contributor(s):: Lambert, Robert M.
Complementary Travel Aids for Blind Persons: The Sonicguide Used with a Dog Guide
Contributor(s):: Jocobson, William
A Comparison of the Guide Dog Movements of England and the United States
Contributor(s):: Eames, E., Eames, T.
Preventing skeletal and neurological problems in guide dogs for the blind and other working dogs
Contributor(s):: Evans, K. M., Lewis, T. W.
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Founded in 1981, Mira is a non-profit organization that offers free guide dogs and service dogs to people living with visual impairments and physical disabilities and to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Application of Survival Analysis and Multistate Modeling to Understand Animal Behavior: Examples from Guide Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Lucy Asher, Naomi D. Harvey, Martin Green, Gary C. W. England
Epidemiology is the study of patterns of health-related states or events in populations. Statistical models developed for epidemiology could be usefully applied to behavioral states or events. The aim of this study is to present the application of epidemiological statistics to understand animal...
Examining the relationship between puppy raisers and guide dogs in training
| Contributor(s):: Jamie Lynne Fratkin
Dogs play a unique role in the lives of humans. Many people form positive relationships with dogs but some do not. In working dogs, the relationship that dogs form with humans is particularly important due to the trust people need to put in their dogs. The aim of this dissertation was examine the...
The Semiotic Grounds of Animal Assistance: Sign Use of Guide Dogs and Their Visually Impaired Handlers
| Contributor(s):: Riin Magnus
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The diary of a guide dog: Ioanna Maria Gertsou at TEDxLesvos
| Contributor(s):: Ioanna Maria Gertsou
Maine is John's dog who has a loss of vision. In the voice of John, Maine spoke of her special skills, based on her love for her "boss", all the unexpected encounters on Greek roads, on public transport, on dealing with fellow humans and strange situations , As she lends her vision,...
The role of assistance dogs in society
| Contributor(s):: Hilary M. Audrestch, Chantelle T. Whelan, David Grice, Lucy Asher, Gary C.W. England, Sarah L. Freeman
Assistance dogs are specially trained to undertake a variety of tasks to help individuals with disabilities. This review gives an overview of the different types of assistance dogs in the UK, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility assistance dogs, service dogs and dual purpose dogs. The...
Understanding why guide dogs fail to meet their predicted qualification outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Daisy Jones
Guide dogs provide life changing mobility support and companionship for thousands of blind and partially sighted people. A proportion of dogs undertaking training to be guides will not enter work due to health or temperamental reasons. This work was designed to investigate the issues associated...
Test-retest reliability and predictive validity of a juvenile guide dog behavior test
| Contributor(s):: Naomi D. Harvey, Peter J. Craigon, Rebecca Sommerville, Caroline McMillan, Martin J. Green, Gary C.W. England, Lucy Asher
The ability to measure stable and consistent behavioral traits in dogs would facilitate selection and assessment of working dogs, such as guide dogs. Ideally, these measures should predict suitability for the working role from a young age. This study assessed test-retest reliability of a juvenile...
Understanding Guide Dog Team Interactions: Design Opportunities to Support Work and Play
| Contributor(s):: Sabrina Hauser, Ron Wakkary, Carman Neustaedter
The visually impaired have been a longstanding and wellrecognized user group addressed in the field of Human- Computer Interaction (HCI). Recently, the study of sighted dog owners and their pets has gained interest in HCI. Despite this, there is a noticeable gap in the field with regards to...
Blind Vets Warn Against VA Funding Guide Dogs, by Bryant Jordan, Military.com; March 5, 2013
The Blind Veterans Association is warning lawmakers against passing legislation to have the Department of Veterans Affairs cover costs of getting guide dogs for blind vets.
Olfactory discrimination and generalization of ammonium nitrate and structurally related odorants in Labrador retrievers
| Contributor(s):: Lazarowski, L., Foster, M. L., Gruen, M. E., Sherman, B. L., Fish, R. E., Milgram, N. W., Dorman, D. C.
A critical aspect of canine explosive detection involves the animal's ability respond to novel, untrained odors based on prior experience with training odors. In the current study, adult Labrador retrievers ( N=15) were initially trained to discriminate between a rewarded odor (vanillin) and an...