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Understanding why guide dogs fail to meet their predicted qualification outcomes
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| 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...
Predictors of participation in an animal-assisted activity program
| Theses | Contributor(s): Stacie Lynn Davison
The purpose of this study was to assess the significance of demographic variables, depression, and pet attitude as predictors of willingness to participate in animal-assisted activity (AAA)...
Wearable alert system for mobility-assistance service dogs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Giancarlo Valentin, Larry Freil, Joelle Alcaidinho, Jay Zuerndorfer, Celeste Mason, Melody M Jackson
We present a study of a wearable alert system for mobility-assistance dogs. Our focus in this study is on assessing sensor and dog activation reliability for the purpose of understanding both...
Animal-assisted interventions: an integral piece of the collaborative treatment plan
| Theses | Contributor(s): Maureen Renee Faiola
This qualitative study was designed using a combination of research methods to explore the benefits of using animal-assisted therapy with vulnerable populations. An analysis of the literature...
The importance of our nation's military working dogs: Lisa Phillips at TEDxSanAntonio
| Videos | Contributor(s): Lisa Phillips
In this talk, Lisa educates us about the importance of our nation’s military working dogs (MWDs), and how we can honor them and support them while on active duty and in retirement.
Sniffing Out Cancer: Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte at TEDxWilmington
| Videos | Contributor(s): Pina De Rosa, Adriana LaCorte
Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even...
Integrating animals in the classroom: The attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bradley P. Smith, Ashley A. Dale
The introduction of animals into school classrooms has been posited as a beneficial intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Whilst evidence that animal-assisted...
Evaluation of animal welfare in dogs working with animal assisted interventions for elderly people with dementia
| Theses | Contributor(s): Borghild Njaerheim Barstad
Animal assisted interventions (AAI) have a beneficial effect on human health, but little research is done on the impact this kind of work has on the animals involved. The aim of this study is to...
Stirrups & Smiles
Stirrups & Smiles is an equine-assisted therapy center in Searcy, Arkansas. The organization focuses on helping children overcome developmental and physical delays through a bond with...
Adolescents' health promotion by Equine Assisted Activities
| Theses | Contributor(s): Hanna Hyvonen
The aim of this thesis was adolescents’ health promotion by supporting their empowerment. The fundamental aspect in health promotion is that it aims to empower people. Equine Assisted...
Equine Assisted Activities in Finland : The current situation from the point of view of the people working in the field
| Theses | Contributor(s): Miia Hirvonen
The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Equine Assisted Activities in Finland – The current situation from the point of view of the people working in the field. The author’s...
Riding on Angels' Wings
ROAW is a member center of Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl. (PATH Intl.) PATH Intl. is the premier professional organization which provides standards for safe and ethical...
Florida Service Dogs
Florida Service Dogs, Inc. was founded in February 1999. We are a small IRS 501c3 approved Florida non-profit corporation.
We rely solely on our qualified volunteers and your donations. We...
Effectiveness of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
| Theses | Contributor(s): Maria Beatriz Craven
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a non-traditional form of psychotherapy that addresses treatment goals with the use of horses. This small pilot study consisting of 5 veterans examines the...
Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas
Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas is the dba service program of Kerrville Elks Charities, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that trains and donates service dogs to Disabled American...