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Paws and Think, Inc.
Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs. Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection. We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...
Some Thoughts about Acquiring and Learning to Use a Dog Guide
Contributor(s):: Lambert, Robert M.
Support for Children with a Visual Impairment in Northern Ireland: The Role of the Rehabilitation Worker
Contributor(s):: Gray, Colette
Stakeholder Perceptions of the Need for Research on Elements of Service Dog Partnerships in the Workplace
Contributor(s):: Glenn, Margaret K.
A Comparison of the Guide Dog Movements of England and the United States
Contributor(s):: Eames, E., Eames, T.
Social Learning in Horses—Fact or Fiction?
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| Contributor(s):: Maria V. Rørvang, Janne W. Christensen, Jan Ladewig, Andrew McLean
Prima facie, the acquisition of novel behaviors in animals through observation of conspecifics seems straightforward. There are, however, various mechanisms through which the behavior of animals can be altered from observing others. These mechanisms range from simple hard-wired contagious...
Sustained attention to the owner is enhanced in dogs trained for animal assisted interventions
| Contributor(s):: Mongillo, P., Pitteri, E., Marinelli, L.
Helping Pet Owners Change Pet Behaviors: An Overview of the Science
| Contributor(s):: Strickler, B. G.
Behavior Differences Between Search-and-Rescue and Pet Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Hare, Kathleen M. Kelsey, James A. Serpell, Cynthia M. Otto
Behavioral traits such as trainability, fearlessness, and energy are required for dogs to succeed as search-and-rescue (SAR) dogs. Certification by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ensures that dogs and handlers have extensive training and have demonstrated specific skills in the...
Qualified "in shelter" dogs' evaluation and training to promote successful dog-human relationships
| Contributor(s):: Marilena Sticco, Roberto Trentini, Pia Lucidi
The phenomenon of dogs’ relinquishment in Italy has become a social evil, although many laws exist to regulate animal protection and lately, the act of abandonment has become criminalised (law n.189/2004, enforced by law n.201/2010). Adop tion fro m shelters seems t o be the only way to...
Search and Rescue Dogs
| Contributor(s):: J. J. Ensminger
Give Us Paws
Give Us Paws is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Houston, Texas. We provide subsidized and free, in-home training of eligible candidates' dogs as service animals. We focus on veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury...
A Different Approach to Horse Handling, Based on the Jeffery Method
| Contributor(s):: Judith K Blackshaw, Des Kirk, Sharon E Cregier
A method of horse training is discussed which is based on an old technique known in Australia as the "Jeffery method." It makes use of several behavioral principles, including understanding of horse behavior, reinforcement for desired behavior, and use of flight distance principles.
Animal Welfare: A Contemporary Understanding Demands a Contemporary Approach to Behavior and Training
| Contributor(s):: E. Anne McBride, David J. Montgomery
Contemporary understanding of One Welfare highlights the intrinsic link between animal and human welfare and ethics, regarding physical and psychological well-being as equally important. These principles apply to all animals we keep, regardless of why we keep them. One factor influencing...
Washington 4-H dog obedience project (phase 1)
| Contributor(s):: James E. Havens, Lynn Lucas Jones
A well-trained, obedient dog is a source of pride and satisfaction. A good dog is more likely to find acceptance by neighbors in the community. A disobedient, uncontrolled dog can be a worry and a concern. He can be a liability to his owner as we 11 as a nuisance to the neighbors.Training in...
Training your dog for family living
This project is designed to teach you to train your dog for family living. A dog that has many bad habits, such as getting on furniture, jumping on people, growling, biting, and roaming throughout the neighborhood, is not fun for a family and may cause embarrassment to you and your friends. A...
How We Train Dolphins?
| Contributor(s):: Meg Sawada
Through the internship program at Dolphin Quest Oahu (DQO), not only I have learned how to train dolphins but also I have learned the importance caring for animals with respect. Respecting marine mammal and protecting their environment can lead to marine conservation. At Dolphin Quest, we educate...
The Ethics of Animal Training
| Contributor(s):: Anthony Milligan
Animal training sits toward the uncomfortably overt end of human dominance. It can involve familiar kinds of harms, but, as commentators such as Vicki Hearne and Donna Haraway have pointed out, it can also enhance animal contentment, capabilities and autonomy. However, unlike socialization, it is...
Horsebreakers, Tamers, and Trainers: An Historical, Psychological, and Social Review
| Contributor(s):: Sharon E. Cregier
To my knowledge, there has been no organized synthesis describing the historical development of horse handling, management, lore, and training. This discussion offers, in capsule form, some of the historical, psychological, and social considerations which might be taken into account when...