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  1. Doug the Pug Finds His Niche as a Therapy Dog: An Interview with Cate Archer

    02 Feb 2016 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Doug the Pug, the therapy dog, is a little dog who makes a big impact.  With his gentle demeanor and loving nature, Doug can often be found bringing smiles to the faces of children, cuddling...

    http://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2016/02/doug-the-pug-finds-his-niche-as-a-therapy-dog-an-interview-with-cate-archer

  2. Comfort Only a Canine Companion Can Provide: An Interview with Stephanie Perkins

    04 Aug 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Testifying in court is often nerve-wracking and distressing for people.  However, when a child victim is asked to testify about a sexual abuse case, a whole new level of anxiety is present....

    http://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/08/comfort-only-a-canine-companion-can-provide-an-interview-with-stephanie-perkins

  3. A Mirror to the Mind: An Interview with Cynthia Sweeley

    02 Jul 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Cynthia Sweeley of Wildfire Ranch Spiritual Retreat believes that we are currently experiencing the worst epidemic of depression ever seen by mankind.  Socialization no longer has a premium...

    http://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/07/a-mirror-to-the-mind-an-interview-with-cynthia-sweeley

  4. More than Just Dogs and Horses, Unique Animals Have a Place in the Animal Therapy World: An Interview with Lori Gregory

    05 Jun 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    When most people think of a therapy animal, the first thing that comes to mind is a furry dog with gentle brown eyes, resting his head on the knee of a young children’s hospital patient....

    http://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/06/more-than-just-dogs-and-horses-unique-animals-have-a-place-in-the-animal-therapy-world-an

  5. Pet Therapy Takes Flight: An Interview with Heidi Huebner

    04 May 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Between flight delays and cancellations, lost luggage, and jet lag, traveling by airplane can be quite stressful.  Airports tend to be filled with nonstop commotion and many anxious people,...

    http://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/05/pet-therapy-takes-flight-an-interview-with-heidi-huebner

  6. The Dentist with the Dog: An Interview with Paul Weiss, DDS

    13 Feb 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    As a pediatric dentist, Paul Weiss, DDS is very aware of the importance of oral health and visiting a dentist from a young age, but he also understands the dental phobia or fear that can overcome a...

    http://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/02/the-dentist-with-the-dog-an-interview-with-paul-weiss-dds

  7. Bringing a Smile to Faces in the Most Unlikely of Places: An Interview with Randy Grimes

    16 Jan 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Anyone who has ever attended a funeral or set foot inside a funeral home is aware of the grief that overcomes people after the loss of a loved one.  But, imagine walking into a funeral home,...

    http://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/01/bringing-a-smile-to-faces-in-the-most-unlikely-of-places-an-interview-with-randy-grimes

  8. Pete's Pet Posse Brings Smiles and Therapy to Campus Family: An Interview with Lara Sypniewski, DVM, DABVP, CVA, CCRP

    15 Dec 2014 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    A large college campus may be one of the most diverse locations on the planet.  Hundreds of different academic and career goals, hometowns, ethnic makeups, areas of research, and deadlines...

    http://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2014/12/petes-pet-posse-brings-smiles-and-therapy-to-campus-family-an-interview-with-lara-sypniewski

  9. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Tales from Four Labradoodles, Part 2

    16 Aug 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    North Star Blue The two labradoodle sisters I wrote about in my last column, Luna and Cocoa, have two lively brothers, Harry and Blue, which we are also placing with North Star children. I picked...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2014/08/new-directions-in-canine-assistance-dog-partnerships-with-children-tales-from-labradoodle

  10. 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

  11. Myth #5: Autism Assistance Dog Placements have Nothing to do with John Q Public

    08 Oct 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross 'North Star's Hero with his boy Joel at Disneyland.' We should take a moment here to first review the various therapeutic roles that a dog can play in a child with autism’s...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1661/blog/2012/10/myth-5---autism-assistance-dog-placements-have-nothing-to-do-with-john-q-public

  12. Building Unified Therapy Dog Standards and Practices

    01 Aug 2012 | Posted by Ross E Blythe

    This article is a follow up to Therapy Dogs in the Legal System (article here). Scott Baggett attended the Florida Victim Advocacy Conference to meet with other therapy dog program leaders and...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1433/blog/2012/08/building-unified-therapy-dog-standards-and-practices

  13. A Lovebird as a Therapy Animal

    16 Jul 2012 | Posted by Ross E Blythe

    Joanie Shugar has an unusual therapy animal with her when she visits assisted living facilities. He is a bright, vocal, and colorful companion who likes to sing along with the piano and go for...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1433/blog/2012/07/a-lovebird-as-a-therapy-animal

  14. Therapy Dogs in the Legal System

    06 Jul 2012 | Posted by Ross E Blythe

    Everyone has had something happen in their life that they did not want to talk about. For some children who are victims of sexual abuse, they have an opportunity to testify, but in doing so...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1433/blog/2012/07/therapy-dogs-in-the-legal-system

  15. Profile: Therapy Dogs in Action

    02 Jul 2012 | Posted by Ross E Blythe

    Karen Moessner is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Fort Wayne, IN. She has two beautiful shelties, Dinah and Allie. Both her dogs are trained therapy dogs and certified by Three...

    http://habricentral.org/members/1433/blog/2012/07/profile-therapy-dogs-in-action