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  1. Workhorse: The Horsemanship of Business | Alexandra Moran | TEDxValparaisoUniversity

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    "Workhorse: The Horsemanship of Business" explores the power of equine assisted learning, or EAL. EAL is a method to weave the world of horses and their herds into the corporate and personal landscape, and to explore traits, techniques, and skills that humans and horses share. Through...

  2. The Other End of the Leash: An Experimental Test to Analyze How Owners Interact with Their Pet Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    It has been suggested that the way in which owners interact with their dogs can largely vary and influence the dog-owner bond, but very few objective studies, so far, have addressed how the owner interacts with the dog. The goal of the present study was to record dog owners' interaction...

  3. Pet Partners of North Florida

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    Pet Partner's mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. Pet Partners of North Florida is a Community Partner, an all volunteer non-profit charitable organization. We are a diverse group from all walks of life, where our teams are approved to include 9...

  4. Equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Objective: The purpose of this dissertation is to systematically map, and then advance, the state of scientific and theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Method: This dissertation is composed of two...

  5. Healing By Horseback

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    'Healing By Horseback' provides speech, physical and occupational therapy services to individuals with disabilities in Northwest Arkansas.

  6. Who's a Good Handler? Important Skills and Personality Profiles of Wildlife Detection Dog Handlers

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Wildlife detection dog teams are employed internationally for environmental surveys, and their success often depends on the dog handler. Minimal research is available on the skills that dog handlers believe are important, and no research has been published on the personality profiles of...

  7. Share Reading Dogs Program

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Share Reading Dogs Program aims to motivate and encourage students with difficulty reading. Share (Special Human-Animal Relationships in Education) involves a dog and its handler working with students in need of extra help with their reading class.

  8. Story Dogs

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    The mission of Story Dogs is to make reading fun for children, so they become confident lifelong readers. 

  9. The effects of the Spanish COVID-19 lockdown on people, their pets and the human-animal bond

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  10. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

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  11. Defining the PTSD Service Dog Intervention: Perceived Importance, Usage, and Symptom Specificity of Psychiatric Service Dogs for Military Veterans

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  12. Scent dog identification of samples from COVID-19 patients – a pilot study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Background: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, early, ideally real-time, identification of SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals is pivotal in interrupting infection chains. Volatile organic compounds produced during respiratory infections can cause specific scent imprints, which can be...

  13. Colorado Therapy Horses

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Colorado Therapy Horses is a 501(c)(3) non-riding equine assisted therapy program, located in Greeley, Colorado. Started in 2003, CTH utilizes 17 4-legged therapists focused on human clients. Working with the horse on the ground focuses on clients obtaining personal power while working with the...

  14. Battle of the Sexes in Best of Breed: Sex Influences Dogs' Success in the Show Ring

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Much of the research on pedigree dog breeding has been directed towards understanding the implications of reduced genetic diversity and the prevalence of inherited disorders. An example is the potential role of the popular sire effect in perpetuating genetic defects. If male dogs are more...

  15. One Health: Fostering Hope for Older Adults and Homeless Companion Animals

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    The One Health model proposes that human and nonhuman animal health be addressed in tandem, considering the well-being of both, and even including the environment. However, in practice One Health initiatives usually focus on animals as disease carriers. This paper is innovative because it...

  16. "She's Me": An Exploration of Pet Ownership from the Perspective of People Who Are Homeless

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    For many people who experience homelessness, having a pet is an important part of their lives. Although the benefit and meaning of pet ownership has been well recognized in the literature, few studies have explored its meaning from the perspectives of individuals who are homeless. This...

  17. Hellhounds and Helpful Ghost Dogs: Conflicting Perceptions of "Man's Best Friend" Encoded in Supernatural Narrative

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Black dogs are a type of spectral entity that, according to legend, have been haunting the British Isles for centuries. While the legends have many regional variations, the common feature remains a large black dog, often with eyes “large as saucers” or sometimes, flaming, who...

  18. Dogs Are Expensive: Cost-Benefit Perspectives on Canid Ownership at Housepit 54, Bridge River, British Columbia

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    The presence of dogs in the Housepit 54 (HP 54) faunal assemblage of the Bridge River site (EeRl4) raises questions regarding their roles within Canadian Plateau prehistory, specifically their contributions to networked household economies. Ethnohistoric sources often cite dogs as “jacks...

  19. Circle of Change

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Under the supervision of professional dog trainers, veterans from all wars suffering the effects of PTSD & traumatic brain injuries learn dog handling skills.  Participants meet once a week to interact with each other and train dogs.  

  20. Prevailing Clusters of Canine Behavioural Traits in Historical US Demand for Dog Breeds (1926–2005)

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Drawing on American Kennel Club (AKC) puppy registration numbers for approximately 82 varieties of pedigree dogs between 1926 and 2005, the current article analyses behavioural reports on 32,005 dogs of these varieties reported through the Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research...