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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. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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.  

  14. 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...

  15. Can dogs teach us to be more human? | Shirin Merchant | TEDxDharavi

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Shirin Merchant is a canine evangelist. Founder of Canines Can Care, Shirin is dedicated towards canine training & counselling. She advocates the role of dogs in our society and talks about her experiences with dogs which will change your view of the man’s best friend. Shirin Merchant...

  16. Clever Canines Therapy & Obedience Club

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Clever  Canines Therapy & Obedience Club was established by two individuals  who enjoy spending time with their canine counterparts and are  dedicated to helping others through dog assisted therapy visits and  positive reinforcement dog obedience training which fosters...

  17. Spirit Hippotherapy

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    SPIRIT Hippotherapy providing Specialist Physiotherapy in Rehabilitation. Based in Liverpool providing a service throughout the North West.

  18. Effects of Hippotherapy on Coordination of Speech in a Person with Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Hippotherapy occurs when physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speechlanguage pathologists use the movement of a horse as a treatment strategy. Previous research has documented improvements in gross motor function such as walking, reaching, standing, balance, and trunk control...

  19. National Crisis Response Canines

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    NATIONAL Crisis Response Canines provides canine teams that are trained to gently, safely break through the barriers of isolation caused by crisis, allowing individuals to re-connect to their families, friends, school mates, church fellowship and other cherished social supports. In the...

  20. How veterans and dogs can save each other | David Shade | TEDxRoseTree

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    David Shade discovered how powerful the relationship between humans and dogs can be and asks a very simple question that may help veterans returning to civilan life. He came back from Afghanistan in 2007, having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, earning a Purple Heart for...