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Are Companion Animals the Secret to Good Health?
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| Posters | Contributor(s): Bradley Smith, Petra Bywood
People keep pets for companionship, recreation and protection rather than for the specific purpose of enhancing health. However, a considerable body of literature supports the idea that companion...
Service Dog Academy
The Service Dog Academy, located in Waterloo, Illinois a bedroom community just outside of St. Louis Missouri , trains your puppy and adult dog using a combination of online SKYPE sessions and...
Bakas Riding Center
Bakas Equestrian Center has been a highly successful program since 1987. It offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities. Operated by the...
Therapeutic effects of dog visits in nursing homes for the elderly
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thodberg, Karen, Sørensen, Lisbeth Uhrskov, Christensen, Janne Winther, Poulsen, Pia Haun, Houbak, Birthe, Damgaard, Vibeke, Keseler, Ingrid, Edwards, David, Videbech, Poul B.
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Thodberg, Karen, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University,...
Animal-assisted activities: Results from a survey of top-ranked pediatric oncology hospitals
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chubak, Jessica, Hawkes, Rene
Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
Chubak, Jessica, Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue,...
Operation at Ease Inc.
Our director Joni Bonilla created OAE after a call with a friend Freddy whose dog had suddenly died. Now back home after twenty years of Army infantry service, many overseas tours and a diagnosis...
Warriors' Best Friend
Since the attacks of September 11th 2001, 2.5 million troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. For the many men and women returning from multiple tours and long-sustained conflicts, Post...
HOOVES was originally started in 2009 after founder Amanda Thompson found her personal healing through horses. Starting with just one veteran, she realized that what she had discovered was...
Horses of Hope Oregon
The former Adaptive Riding Institute has been re-named Horses of Hope, to show the welcoming spirit that resonates within our stable, and our community of clients, volunteers, staff, board of...
Healing Hearts Ranch
Healing Hearts Ranch offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) as well as work with corporate work groups or individuals.
EAP is a therapy intervention using...
Healing Hearts Ranch, Inc. is nestled in the heart of America outside the city of Great Bend, KS. Our purpose is to offer the best equine therapy program available to children & families who...
Arctic Paws for Service
Arctic Paws For Service is an organization of dedicated Alaskans, whose primary activity is to provide trained service dogs to Alaskans with disabilities to promote independent living....
The role of assistance dogs in society
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hilary M. Audrestch, Chantelle T. Whelan, David Grice, Lucy Asher, Gary C.W. England, Sarah L. Freeman
Assistance dogs are specially trained to undertake a variety of tasks to help individuals with disabilities. This review gives an overview of the different types of assistance dogs in the UK,...
Apache’s Angels Foundation (AAF) is a Christian charitable non-profit organization established to promote and support the accessibility and awareness of equine-assisted therapy programs...
Understanding why guide dogs fail to meet their predicted qualification outcomes
| Theses | Contributor(s): Daisy Jones
Guide dogs provide life changing mobility support and companionship for thousands of blind and partially sighted people. A proportion of dogs undertaking training to be guides will not enter work...
Test-retest reliability and predictive validity of a juvenile guide dog behavior test
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Naomi D. Harvey, Peter J. Craigon, Rebecca Sommerville, Caroline McMillan, Martin J. Green, Gary C.W. England, Lucy Asher
The ability to measure stable and consistent behavioral traits in dogs would facilitate selection and assessment of working dogs, such as guide dogs. Ideally, these measures should predict...
Healing Paws for Warriors
Healing Paws for Warriors is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing post 9/11 combat veterans wounded from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain...
Animal assisted education: intervention in children with behavioral disorders
| Theses | Contributor(s): Angela Maria Dias de Vilhena Mascarenhas
The accomplishment of this study intends to raise the possibility and verify the feasibility of the implementation of projects / programs of Animal-Assisted Interventions / Animal-Assisted...
A Manual and Curriculum for the Use of Service Dogs to Support the Social Communication, Behavior, and Academic Development of Students with Autism and Other Disabilities
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kerry Kosmicki
The product for this project is a curriculum for using service dogs in the classroom as a catalyst for improving social communication, behavioral, and academic skills for students, with a focus...