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  1. Bridle Paths

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    Bridle Paths is a nonprofit organization that offers strength, support, and healing to individuals and families through safe, effective, and high-quality equine-assisted activities and therapies. We provide therapeutic horseback riding instruction, equine-assisted learning, and equine-assisted...

  2. The effect of therapy dogs on children in a learning environment

    | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Ann Sheckler, Roberta DiHoff (adviser)

    Having a dog in school can seem exciting for many students, but can these furry companions actually help students attain higher levels of academic success? The benefits of therapy dogs in an educational setting can be seen in many research studies. Dogs in the classroom can be used to calm...

  3. Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies

    | Contributor(s):: Kathryn Rebekah Struik

    The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...

  4. Mitä on alpakkaterapia : toimintaterapeutin näkökulma

    | Contributor(s):: Tiia Hagman

    Opinnäytetyön aiheena on selventää tapaustutkimuksen avulla, mitä alpakkaterapia käytännössä on. Valmis työ luovutetaan alpakoita kasvattavan Lumotarhan käyttöön. Tutkimus suoritettiin haastattelemalla toimintaterapeutti Joyce...

  5. Without stress at the veterinarian: make the visit in the veterinary practice cat-friendlyOhne Stress sum Tierarzt: Den Besuch in der Tierarztpraxis katzenfreundlich gestalten

    | Contributor(s):: Melchers, V.

    This article describes how to reduce stress in cats presented at animal hospitals for routine and medical procedures.

  6. Comparação entre bem-estar psicológico do tutor e problemas comportamentais no seu animal de companhia

    | Contributor(s):: Joana Lara da Encarnação Antunes de Almeida

    O Homem tem vindo a relacionar-se com cães e gatos há, pelo menos, 9 mil anos, sendo o vínculo homem-animal já bastante conhecido. Acredita-se mesmo que a relação entre homens e cães/gatos é uma das relações...

  7. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools

    | Contributor(s):: Courtney Zents

    Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...

  8. Síndrome de ansiedade de separação em cães

    | Contributor(s):: Giulia Bampi

    Atualmente é crescente o número de animais de companhia acometidos pela síndorme de ansiedade de separação (SAS), condição relacionada a distúrbios no vínculo humano-animal que levam a uma hipervinculação...

  9. Its a Dog's Life: Contemplating the Human-Animal Relationship through Dog Adoption Narratives

    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Silvestrini

    Dog adoption is a popular way for people to find pets in the United States. With dog adoption comes dog adoption narratives, ideologically about the dog, told by humans for humans. Dog adoption narratives, a genre of personal experience narrative, enact a series of formalized conventions that...

  10. The Effect of Dog-Assisted Intervention on Student Well-Being, Mood, and Anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Dasha Grajfoner, Emma Harte, Lauren M. Potter, Nicola McGuigan

    This novel, exploratory study investigated the effect of a short, 20 min, dog-assisted intervention on student well-being, mood, and anxiety. One hundred and thirty-two university students were allocated to either an experimental condition or one of two control conditions. Each participant...

  11. Scatter Joy Acres

    Scatter Joy Acres Offers:an opportunity for retreat and reflection for individuals, families and small groups.a place for planning, building and teamwork. Our natural setting allows groups to focus on goals and objectives without distractions.Individuals and groups a place to remove themselves...

  12. The Management of Horses during Fireworks in New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: Gabriella Gronqvist, Chris Rogers, Erica Gee

    Within popular press there has been much coverage of the negative effects associated with firework and horses. The effect of fireworks has been documented in companion animals, yet no studies have investigated the negative effects, or otherwise, of fireworks on horses. This study aims to document...

  13. A companion animal in a simulated work setting : the roles of task difficulty and pet ownership on stress reduction

    | Contributor(s):: Anna Hall Stewart

    The benefits of human-animal interactions have been explored in the literature,  documenting positive physiological and psychological outcomes for humans. This  experiment sought to extend research in this area by studying three variables that have  never been examined together...

  14. Dogs2DogTags

    We create an opportunity to save shelter dogs, train them, and place them with deserving service members who have been diagnosed with post-combat stress and anxiety. There is no out of pocket cost for the veteran to receive a trained dog, and they gain a constant companion to help them cope with...

  15. Gateway HorseWorks

    Gateway HorseWorks, a 501(c)(3) public charity, offers transformative Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Services to children, adults, and families in a healing, farm-based environment.Since 2011, Executive Director Kristen de Marco has been providing EAGALA Model ® Equine Assisted Growth &...

  16. The fearful, anxious, & worried pet

    | Contributor(s):: Deporter, T.

  17. The Human Intruder Test: An Anxiety Assessment in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca Mulatta)

    | Contributor(s):: Emily J. Peterson

    The human intruder test (HIT) is a noninvasive tool widely used for assessing anxiety in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). This thesis explores the HIT procedure and applies it to a population of monkeys with a self-injurious behavioral pathology. Individual variation on this test can be used to...

  18. The "pet effect": physiological calming in the presence of canines

    | Contributor(s):: Wheeler, E. A., Faulkner, M. E.

    The "pet effect," whereby interaction with a companion animal reduces the physiological indices of stress, varies with respect to fear of animals, companion animal guardianship, type of companion animal, or types of stress. In this study, a non-clinical sample of 223 undergraduates underwent the...

  19. Study of the Effect of Dogs on College Students' Mood and Anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Mariah J. Picard

    The purpose of the present study was to determine whether first-year college students’ interaction with a dog would have a positive effect on their mood and anxiety. A sample of 35 first-year college students, aged 18-19 years, was partially randomly assigned to a condition for five minutes...

  20. The pet-human bond: how pets benefit from people and how you can promote this relationship by incorporating behavior into general practice

    | Contributor(s):: Sherman, B.