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  1. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Companions in Coping with Stress: How Men Are Impacted by Human–Animal Interaction Through Calling on a Memory of Play

    Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  2. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Animal Companions in Coping with Stress

    Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  3. Eläinavusteinen sanataide : ammattilaisten käsityksiä koira-avusteisen sanataidetyöskentelyn merkityksestä kehitysvammaisten nuorten sosiaalisessa hyvinvoinnissa

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Pro gradu -tutkielmassa selvitetään eläinavusteisen sanataiteen merkitystä kehitysvammaisten nuorten sosiaalisessa hyvinvoinnissa. Tutkimusaineisto koostuu kolmen ammattilaisen haastattelusta ja Kerrotaan Koiralle -työpajan toiminnan havainnoinneistani. Tutkimuksen...

  4. Takoda Service Dogs

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The Takoda Service Dogs mission is to breed, raise and professionally train service dogs to be provided at no cost to disabled military veterans and first responders with PTSD and other disabilities; to educate the public on the need for professionally trained service dogs, the laws that apply...

  5. Insights about the Epidemiology of Dog Bites in a Canadian City Using a Dog Aggression Scale and Administrative Data

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Dog bites are a public health concern that also implicates animal welfare, with negative outcomes such as rehoming or euthanasia for the animals responsible. Previous research has shown that the severity of dog-bite injuries reflects multiple factors, including the degree of inhibition...

  6. The Compliance of Current Small Animal CPR Practice With RECOVER Guidelines: An Internet-Based Survey

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    In 2012 the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) published evidence-based treatment recommendations for dogs and cats with cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA), to optimize the clinical practice of small animal CPR and positively impact outcomes. Six years after the release of...

  7. Top Dogg K9 Foundation (TDK9)

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    TDK9 is meeting the critical needs of disabled veteran families and local communities. Our mission is to reduce the number of military families that are impacted by suicide due to mental illness each year. TDK9 Foundation stands on the principle that Veterans Deserve Outstanding Generosity and...

  8. Koulukoira luokkahuoneessa : toimintatutkimus koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan hyödyntämisestä 1. luokan opetuksessa

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Tämä on laadullinen toimintatutkimus koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan vaikutuksista yleisopetuksen luokassa. Tutkimuksen yhtenä tavoitteena on lisätä tietoa koulukoirien ja koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan hyödyistä. Tutkimus toteutettiin pirkanmaalaisessa koulussa...

  9. Biomedical Scent Detection Dogs: Would They Pass as a Health Technology?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Biomedical scent detection dogs identify the scent profiles of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes or pathogenic micro-organisms.  What the field of biomedical scent detection has been lacking, however, is the assessment of the method from the point of view of a health technology. All...

  10. Dogs in the criminal justice system: Consideration of facility and therapy dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    It is known that the criminal justice process is most often perceived as a negative experience by victims, witnesses, as well as defendants. Whilst measures have been put into place across the globe to improve their experiences, there is still much more which needs to be done, especially as the...

  11. Humanimal Bond

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  12. Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...

  13. More Than "Just" Walking: An Observational Study of Dog-Related Physical Activities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Dog ownership has been shown to correlate with physical activity (PA). However, knowledge about the intensities of dog-related PA (drPA) is still lacking. To investigate the duration and intensity of drPA in consideration of PA guidelines, an observational study of dog owners (DO) was...

  14. Diamonds in the Ruff of Virginia, Inc.

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The mission of Diamonds in the Ruff of Virginia, Inc. (DITR) is to bring dogs in need together with the people that need them most. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that gives shelter dogs opportunities to become invaluable life partners to individuals and families impacted by...

  15. Welfare Assessment in Shelter Dogs by Using Physiological and Immunological Parameters

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    This study aimed to evaluate the state of welfare of a group of dogs during the first month after entering the shelter by using different stress parameters. Blood and fecal samples were collected from a group of 71 dogs at the time of admission to the shelter. In 46 of these dogs, sampling was...

  16. A Lesson in Humility: Traveling with Beau

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    In Part 4 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the drive across North Dakota was their worst day when Beau became ill. It proved to be the turning point in the experience of traveling with a dog and offered a dose of humility and common sense not...

  17. The Texas of Canada: Traveling with Beau

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    In Part 6 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross Alberta into British Columbia at the eastern terminus of the ALCAN, or Alaska-Canada Highway.    

  18. The Canadian Prairie: Traveling with Beau

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    In Part 5 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, views of the Canadian prairie are described from the U.S. border through Saskatchewan.

  19. Le chien : un loup domestiqué pour communiquer avec l'homme : l'agressivité du chien

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Il est établi, sur la base des recherches en archéozoologie et en génétique moléculaire, que le loup serait le principal ancêtre du chien et que la domestication se serait produite il y a 14000 ou 15000 ans, soit 5000 ans avant la domestication d'une...

  20. Traveling Dog Named Beau

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The life of Beau, a favorite dog of the Smith family, is chronicled during his years of travelling, including to an epic journey to Alaska. Remembering those moments provides some of the greatest blessings through that special relationship called the human-animal bond.