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  1. Mutual rehabilitation: inmates and shelter dogs socializing each other: Jen Deane at TEDxFSCJ

    Contributor(s):: Jen Deane

    Jen Deane took a leap of faith in leaving the financial world to run a dog rescue. But she didn’t stop there. Recognizing that pit bulls and prisoners are often the first to be written off, Deane created a program enabling local inmates to train dogs and prepare them for adoption. In her...

  2. Effects of a standardized obedience program on approachability and problem behaviors in dogs from rescue shelters

    Contributor(s):: Lauren Denise Hays

    Improved adoptability is a common goal among rescue shelters. Dogs are more likely to be adopted if they are friendly, mannerly, and approachable. The possibility of improving rescue shelter dogs' behavior through an obedience program has not been examined. We developed an approachability...

  3. Management and rehabilitation of inter-dog aggression in animal shelters

    Contributor(s):: Jane S. Orihel

    Identification and treatment of inter-dog aggression is important so that animal shelters can re-home animals safely and reduce long-term confinement and euthanasia rates. This thesis describes 1) a survey study which identified current management of aggressive dogs in shelters and explored the...

  4. Retrieving Freedom, Inc

    Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to training service dogs to help people. Our three primary focuses are training dogs to serve the needs of veterans, children with autism and individuals living with diabetes. We breed and train chosen dogs that exhibit...

  5. Jun 11 2016

    2016 National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference

    ​For the third straight year, renowned TV dog behaviour expert Victoria Stilwell has enlisted the help of the world’s top canine behaviour experts, specialists and educators to create the...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/441

  6. Feb 20 2016

    Southern California Pet Expo

    The Annual SoCal Pet Expo is expected to be bigger and better than ever! This year's event will include tons of exhibitors, giveaways, adoption events, vaccinations, free nail trims, agility...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/395

  7. Examining the meaning of training animals: a photovoice study with at-risk youth

    Contributor(s):: Rachel L. Williams

    The purpose of this study was to discover the benefits of engaging in rescue animal training for at-risk youth, though the photovoice method. The data was collected through the responses of youth participating in Teacher’s Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together in...

  8. Brig inmates train dogs

  9. Piaffe into politics: Power and identity in horsemanship training

    Contributor(s):: Fuentes, Michelle Rene

  10. Puppies for Parole

    Puppies for Parole is a unique program made possible through our partnerships with animal shelters and animal advocate groups statewide. Selected offenders have the opportunity to become trainers to rescue dogs in the program. Offenders work with the dogs teaching them basic obedience skills and...

  11. Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD)

    ECAD’s mission of providing highly skilled Service Dogs to increase mobility and independence for people living with disabilities manifests itself in a variety of programs and services. Each one designed to meet the needs of a specific population: Veterans, at-risk youth, persons living...

  12. A Real Win-Win: Saving Dogs and Saving Veterans: An Interview with Susan Hinkle

    12 Nov 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    “I find it fascinating how a dog can change a person’s life,” said Susan Hinkle, Founder and Program Director of Missouri Patriot Paws. Missouri Patriot Paws Founder and Program...

    https://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/11/saving-dogs-and-saving-veterans-an-interview-with-susan-hinkle

  13. K-9 Care Crew: Kids + Dogs + Seniors = Love: Kim Wood at TEDxMuskegon

    Contributor(s):: Kim Wood

    The K-9 Care Crew is a group of high school student volunteers from Western Michigan Christian High School. Our students train and work with dogs that are temperament tested and chosen as especially suited for pet therapy. The dogs we work with come in all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages. Many of...

  14. Perceived effects of dog-training programmes in correctional settings

    Contributor(s):: Cooke, Barbara J., Farrington, David P.

  15. Registrations of Assistance Dogs in California for Identification Tags: 1999-2012

    Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, Mariko Y., Lopez, Mayllynne T., States of, America

  16. Animals Serving the Handicapped

    Contributor(s):: Joyce M. Hagebock, George W. Beran

    Mankind for centuries has been hiding or ignoring the less than perfect examples of its own species. Society has recently recognized this problem by undertaking goals to mainstream into daily life those people with special needs. This is evident by the appropriation of tax monies and public funds...

  17. Where to Put Your Choker

    Contributor(s):: Roger A. Mugford

    The choke chain has come to be regarded as an indispensable aid to training dogs, but even the most time-hallowed practices deserve an occasional critical review. The author has recently completed an investigation into the uses and abuses of choke chains, and failed to find any benefit from using...

  18. The Man Who Listens to Behavior: Folk Wisdom and Behavior Analysis from a Real Horse Whisperer

    Contributor(s):: James Dougan, Valeri Farmer-dougan

    The popular novel and movie The Horse Whisperer are based on the work of several real-life horse whisperers, the most famous of whom is Monty Roberts. Over the last 50 years, Roberts has developed a technique for training horses that is both more effective and less aversive than traditional...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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,...