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  1. Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: Ragen T. S. McGowan, Cynthia Bolte, Hallie R. Barnett, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, François Martin

    It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...

  2. Trinity Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    Trinity Farm is a nonprofit organization that offers a combination of therapeutic, recreational and agricultural programs in an inclusive environment. Trinity Farm's mission is to make a difference in the lives of people with and without special needs using the the therapeutic nature of...

  3. Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding

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  4. The Riding Centre

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  5. Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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    Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) equine therapy center located in southeastern Ohio. We have been in operation since 2008 and gained our Premier Accredited Center Member certification from PATH International in 2013. We offer several programs in a safe...

  6. SoléAna Stables

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    SoléAna Stables is a premier therapeutic riding facility serving families in the Greater Houston area. SoléAna Stables is affiliated with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH-Intl).   PATH Intl. is the credentialing organization for...

  7. Assessment of Recent Cases of Animal Hoarding in Germany: The Challenge for Animal Shelters and Public Authorities

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie Arnold, Henriette Mackensen, Evelyn Ofensberger, Brigitte Rusche

    Animal hoarding is a severe problem in the field of human-animal interaction. The goal of this study was to assess the current situation of animal hoarding in Germany. Reports of animal hoarding cases were collected from animal shelters and public media between January 2012 and December 2015;...

  8. Paws From The Heart

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    We are a compassionate and supportive 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing qualified and specialty trained pet therapy dog teams into local communities to deliver various outreach programs while  promoting  health, happiness and healing to those in need.  We...

  9. Training Technologies. Science, Humans and Dogs in the Age of Positive Dog Training

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    | Contributor(s):: Ane Møller Gabrielsen

    The practices of dog training influence the lives of numerous dogs and dog owners, but have not received much academic attention in terms of empirical studies. Both humans and dogs are shaped through these practices, but as the conditions are partly determined by already established networks,...

  10. Serenity Farm Equestrian Center

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    Serenity Farm Equestrian Center began in August of 2001, by founder Debra DeHoff, to offer equine therapy to community members in Wood County and those surrounding counties that are within a one hour radius. Over the years of community support and involvement, the farm has expanded several...

  11. Riders Unlimited, Incorporated

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    Riders Unlimited, Inc. was founded in 1996 by Carol B. Brown with a pilot program in December and January (1997) at Transformations in Marblehead, Ohio. The first full season of classes began in April of 1997. In 2002, a second location was added by Rebekah Recker at Sidell & Company...

  12. Pegasus Farm

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    The mission of Pegasus Farm is to maximize the potential of persons with disabilities to become independent, well-rounded, self-confident individuals by providing equine activities along with recreational, social, and vocational support. Pegasus Farm serves over 500 individuals with...

  13. Natural Freedom Wellness Center

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    The original homestead of Jeffers Farms is the home of Natural Freedom. The farm was initiated by Robert's great grandfather, Dr. Wade E. Jeffers, in the early 1900's. In 1987 Robert and Pam purchased the homestead from the family moving into the performance and leisure world of horses...

  14. JAF's Therapy in Motion

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    JAF's Therapy in Motion's mission is to give all riders respect and recognition, and to assist in achieving and fulfilling the needs of challenged children and teens that are obtainable through the interaction of the horse, while creating a rewarding experience for all.

  15. The Processing of Human Emotional Faces by Pet and Lab Dogs: Evidence for Lateralization and Experience Effects

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    | Contributor(s):: Anjuli L.A. Barber, Dania Randi, Corsin A. Müller, Ludwig Huber

    From all non-human animals dogs are very likely the best decoders of human behavior. In addition to a high sensitivity to human attentive status and to ostensive cues, they are able to distinguish between individual human faces and even between human facial expressions. However, so far little...

  16. Hope Farm Granville

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    Hope Farm Granville is a non-profit organization providing therapeutic riding resources to children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities.  The result is an improved quality of life through enhanced physical, verbal, social and auditory skills gained through partnership...

  17. Here's Hope Horse Farm

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    Here's Hope Horse Farm, a therapeutic riding facility for those with special needs, was incorporated February 23, 2004.  In the barn setting, equine facilitated activities and riding provide powerful tools for building self awareness, self esteem, and self responsibility. ...

  18. Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Hannah F. Wright, Daniel S. Mills

    There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...

  19. The Truth about Humans: The Decision to Adopt Dogs & Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Leann Stadtlander

    Millions of dogs and cats are adopted from animal shelters every year, however, little is known about why specific animals are adopted. This study examines the qualitative comments given by adopters of cats and dogs for selecting specific animals. Differences between the species and insights...

  20. The association between owning domestic dogs as pets and the productivity amongst college students

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Gerace

    In the class Research Methods in Healthcare, we explored an introduction to the different kinds of research that are commonly used in healthcare and the benefits and uses of each kind. Always having a love for dogs, I wondered whether or not they would have any association with the level of...