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  1. Animal Theme Parks: An Investigation of Best Practices in Selected Theme Parks

    Contributor(s):: Tatyanna Nguyen

    Animal theme parks are on the rise in the tourism industry. As a result, it is essential to examine the treatment procedures used for theme park animals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the best practices related to the use of animals in parks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom,...

  2. Using Giant African Pouched Rats (Cricetomys Gambianus) to Detect Landmines

    Contributor(s):: Alan Poling, Bart J. Weetjens, Christophe Cox, Negussie W. Beyene, Andrew Sully

    Many species have sensitive chemical-detection systems. For millennia, dogs’ exquisite sense of smell has assisted human beings in hunting and in thwarting intruders. Trained dogs have detected landmines and other explosives, illicit drugs, pipeline leaks, and melanomas (Furton & Myers,...

  3. Pit Bull Bans and the Human Factors Affecting Canine Behavior

    Contributor(s):: Jamey Medlin

    In September 1983, a horrific story dominated news headlines in Cincinnati: a local child had been mauled to death by his family dog, a pit bull.1 The attack enraged the community and drove the local government to ban pit bulls from the city. Several days after the boy's death, details about...

  4. Right Under Our Noses- Dogs are Saving the World: Megan Parker at TEDxBozeman

    Dogs have amazing olfactory abilities which we are just learning to understand. Conservation detection dogs find rare samples which are nearly impossible to collect otherwise. Working Dogs for Conservation trains dogs to find weeds in Montana, moon bears in China, cheetahs in Zambia or the Cross...

  5. Wags 4 Warriors

    The Mission of WAGS 4 WARRIORS  is to unite veterans whom upon returning home from war suffer with PTSD or TBI with an appropriate dog, and to provide all of the training, equipment and support for the dog to become the veterans service dog at NO COST to the veteran. The ultimate goal is for...

  6. South West Florida Therapy Animals

    We train and test canines to become therapy dogs to take to facilities such as hospitals, cancer treatment centers, assisted living facilities and the like. Our Therapy dogs are also involved in programs at the Ranch.We host get-togethers and meetings for all therapy animal owners to share ideas...

  7. In Dog We Trust

    We rescue death row dogs, some sick or injured, rehabilitate and get them healthy to have a new purpose in life for our wounded warriors and other individuals, our concept is unusual but has proved highly succesful! Some wounded warriors have told us how much they love adopting a rescued dog that...

  8. Paws of War

    Paws of War's mission is to train and place shelter dogs to serve and provide independence to our United States military veterans that suffer from the emotional effects of war such as PTSD. In turn each veteran can experience the therapeutic and unconditional love only a companion animal can...

  9. Lead the Way Psychology & Animal Assisted Therapy

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) means using animals to help people. It does not mean doing therapy on animals. Many professionals use animals in their work, for example in counselling, physical rehabilitation and education. There are also less structured ways to include animals in working with...

  10. What Every Person Can Learn From Dog Training: Noa Szefler at TEDxJaffa

    Contributor(s):: Noa Szefler

    Noa Szefler is experienced in dog training and hopes to share her methods with others in order to revolutionize the way we interact with animals.  Rather than punishing for bad behavior, she suggests rewarding for good behavior.  By looking for the positives in animals' behavior,...

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  12. Jun 20 2015

    COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers Conference 2015

    The CAPBT Annual Conference will be June 20, 2015 and is open to all. The day will include presentations by Professor Ray Coppinger on the topics of "What if Anything is a Dog?" and "What Makes a...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/299

  13. Semper K9

    Semper K9, a 501(c)3 public charity, was founded by OEF/OIF combat veteran Marine Corps Dog Trainer & Kennel Master Christopher Baity and his wife Amanda Causey Baity. Christopher has a passion to help his fellow service members and to provide Assistance Dogs to wounded, critically-ill and...

  14. Safe Humane Chicago

    Partnering veterans with shelter dogs in Safe Humane’s Court Case Dog™ Program, VALOR uses the human-animal bond to help veterans achieve emotional healing. Veterans gain a sense of efficacy as they socialize and train these animals who have survived abuse and neglect. Current...

  15. Institute for Canine Therapeutic Programs

    The Institute for Canine Therapeutic Programs is an organization providing a wide variety of canine assisted therapy programs to the community. The beginning of The Institute for Canine Therapeutic Programs was the result of its founder having personally benefited from a strong personal and...

  16. Sherri's Project: Wounded Warrior Pack

    Sherri's Project: Wounded Warrior Pack is a nonprofit 501c(3) (PENDING) group founded by Veterans for Veterans. Our mission is to assist combat wounded, injured, or disabled Veterans of our Armed Forces who would benefit from the use of personally trained Service Dog. We also provide no cost...

  17. Apr 25 2015

    Phoenix Pet Expo

    At the two day event, there will be tons of exhibitors, fabulous prize giveaways, a mega-adoption event, discounted vaccinations, free nail trims, live entertainment, obedience demonstrations, book...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/294

  18. Apr 18 2015

    International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants 2015 Animal Behavior Conference

    In this rare opportunity for an intimate and in-depth look at high-level work with behavior and training, our speakers include:Ken Ramirez, who will give two longer talks:Introducing Highly...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/254

  19. 4-H'ers and Guide Dogs: Preparing for Adulthood

    Though hundreds of 4 -H'ers in other states have raised guide dog pups, Stacy Keesler and Kim Kallsen of Cottonwood are among the first 15 Arizona 4 -H'ers to try it. Youngsters in six Phoenix families recently said difficult goodbyes to dogs they had lived with since June 1980. Earlier...

  20. Service Dog Project, Inc.

    The Service Dog Project (SDP) provides a better quality of life for the mobility impaired.  SDP has donated over 70 Great Danes as service dogs to individuals who have severe balance and mobility limitations.  These dogs provide a valuable service and have enhanced the quality of life...