||The Feb. 5 seminar will be presented by Linda Weiskopf from Canine Companions for Independence.The differences between service/assistance animals and therapy animals will be discussed in the seminars. Service/assistance animals have full-time careers and are specifically trained to help one person, while therapy animals and their owners volunteer as teams visiting hospitals, healthcare and educational institutions to provide therapeutic assistance to many different clients.
Weiskopf’s lecture topic is, “Assistance Dogs — They Are Not All Seeing Eye Dogs.” She is a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence and is currently raising her eighth puppy for the organization. She will bring Canine Companions puppies to her lecture and will discuss how assistance dogs have helped residents become more independent.
Thursday 05 February, 2015, 8:10 pm - 9:10 pm MST
||Utah State University's Merrill-Cazier Library Room 154
- Human-animal bond
- Service animals
- therapy animals