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Not Your Average Dog: A valuable resource for those who recommend others get service dogs, or desire to train one for themselves or a loved one
26 Apr 2019 |
Posted by Myrna Milani
You might think that this is a strange topic for someone whose integrated animal health, behavior and bond practice is dominated by animals with serious behavioral problems. You also might consider...
An Owner-Independent Investigation of Diabetes Alert Dog Performance
| Contributor(s):: Clara Wilson, Steve Morant, Sarah Kane, Claire Pesterfield, Claire Guest, Nicola J. Rooney
Objective: To quantify Diabetes Alert Dog (DAD) performance by using owner-independent measures. Research Design and Methods: Eight owners of accredited DADs used a FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System (FGMS). Concurrent Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage was...
Intentional Integration of Service and Therapy Dogs in an Occupational Therapy Program Curriculum
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Rehovsky, Brittni Danner
This scholarly project involves the intentional integration of Buddy, the service/therapy dog of the University of North Dakota’s Occupational Therapy graduate program. This project contains researched evidence regarding the variety of benefits involved with the implementation of animal...
Incorporating Household Pets and Service Animals: Local Government Emergency Preparedness in New Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Jesse Austin Sievers
Public Law 109-308, the Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006 (PETS Act), requires states and local governments seeking federal assistance to have emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals prior to a...
Understanding the Value of Dog Facilitated Psychotherapy, What Theory Emerges?
| Contributor(s):: Annemarie Una Harmon O'Brien
Animal Assisted Therapy is a field that is growing substantially with animals purported to be a panacea from everything from autism to prisoner reform. In many countries they are incorporated into psychotherapy process. The researcher wanted to explore if this is a valid form of practice, the...
Social Acknowledgments for Children with Disabilities: Effects of Service Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Mader, Bonnie
Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Veterans with Combat-related PTSD
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| Contributor(s):: Nichole Nelson
The purpose of this paper was to determine whether animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. While the intent was to discover the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy, articles which discussed only the use of psychiatric service dogs...
A survey of the impact of owning a service dog on quality of life for individuals with physical and hearing disability: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Turner, A., MacMichael, J., Mills, D. S.
The effect of a service dog on salivary cortisol awakening response in a military population with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
| Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bryce, C. I., Granger, D. A., O'Haire, M. E.
Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead for human-animal interaction
| Contributor(s):: Friedman, E., Krause-Parello, C. A.
The role of therapy and service animals in the lives of persons with disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H.
Mothering matters: Maternal style predicts puppies' future performance
| Contributor(s):: Lazarowski, L., Katz, J. S.
Introduction: The contribution of animals to human welfare
| Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.
A Systematic Review of the Reliability and Validity of Behavioural Tests Used to Assess Behavioural Characteristics Important in Working Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Karen Brady, Nina Cracknell, Helen Zulch, Daniel Simon Mills
Background: Working dogs are selected based on predictions from tests that they will be able to perform specific tasks in often challenging environments. However, withdrawal from service in working dogs is still a big problem, bringing into question the reliability of the selection tests...
Supporting Real Assistance Animals: Veterinarians can help clients with assistance animals and discourage fraud
| Contributor(s):: Katie Burns
Supporting real assistance animals
| Contributor(s):: Aubrey Fine
Service, Comfort, or Emotional Support? The Evolution of Disability Law and Campus Housing
| Contributor(s):: Mark Bauman, Denise L. Davidson, Michael C. Sachs, Tegan Kotarski
Service and Emotional Support Animals on Campus: The Relevance and Controversy
| Contributor(s):: Melinda Phillips
Investigation of the Behavioral Characteristics of Dogs Purpose-Bred and Prepared to Perform Vapor Wake® Detection of Person-Borne Explosives
| Contributor(s):: Lucia Lazarowski, Pamela Sue Haney, Jeanne Brock, Terry Fischer, Bart Rogers, Craig Angle, Jeffrey S. Katz, L. Paul Waggoner
Specialized detector dogs are increasingly being utilized for the detection of modern threats. The Vapor Wake®(VW) dog was developed to create a dog phenotype ideally suited for detecting hand-carried and body-worn explosives. VW dogs (VWDs) are trained to sample and alert to target...