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  1. HANDI'CHIENS

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    HANDI'CHIENS educates and gives free assistance dogs to people with disabilities.

  2. Empathy in dogs: With a little help from a friend – a mixed blessing

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    | Contributor(s):: Sabrina Karl, Ludwig Huber

    Kujala (2017) presents an extensive overview of existing research on canine emotions in comparison to those of other non-human animals and humans. This commentary provides some additional research results on the intensively debated field of empathy in dogs. We focus on recent advances in...

  3. Cognitive characteristics of 8- to 10-week-old assistance dog puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Gruen, M. E., Gnanadesikan, G. E., Horschler, D. J., Levy, K. M., Kennedy, B. S., Hare, B. A., MacLean, E. L.

  4. To live with a wagging tailed assistant - Service and hearing dog ownership from the perspective of Swedish owners

    | Contributor(s):: Lundqvist, M., Levin, LÅ, Alwin, J., Nedlund, A. C.

  5. Seizure-alerting behavior in dogs owned by people experiencing seizures

    | Contributor(s):: Martos Martinez-Caja, A., De Herdt, V., Boon, P., Brandl, U., Cock, H., Parra, J., Perucca, E., Thadani, V., Moons, C. P. H.

  6. Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Erik Davis Fausak

    Successful search strategies are based on good background knowledge and a focused clinical research question. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of research involving assistance animals means there is no one universal database to answer all research questions. The topic of assistance animals...

  7. The Impact of Owning a Guide Dog on Owners’ Quality of Life: A Longitudinal Study

    | Contributor(s):: McIver, Sara, Hall, Sophie, Mills, Daniel S.

    Individuals with visual impairments often report low quality of life (QOL), increased depression, and reduced functionality. Trained assistance dogs have been shown to help improve QOL and daily functioning of individuals affected by chronic conditions, but these studies have been largely...

  8. Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Receiving a Hearing Dog on Mental Well-Being and Health in People With Hearing Loss: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Stuttard, L., Hewitt, C., Fairhurst, C., Weatherly, H., Walker, S., Longo, F., Maddison, J., Boyle, P., Beresford, B.

    BACKGROUND: People with hearing loss, particularly those who lose their hearing in adulthood, are at an increased risk of social isolation, mental health difficulties, unemployment, loss of independence, risk of accidents, and impaired quality of life. In the United Kingdom, a single third-sector...

  9. Corrigendum: Editorial: Working Dogs: Form and Function

    | Contributor(s):: Otto, C. M., Cobb, M. L., Wilsson, E.

  10. Assistance Dogs for Persons with Hearing Impairment: A Review

    | Contributor(s):: Martellucci, S., Belvisi, V., Ralli, M., Stadio, A. D., Musacchio, A., Greco, A., Gallo, A., Vincentiis, M., Attanasio, G.

  11. Predictive Models of Assistance Dog Training Outcomes Using the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire and a Standardized Temperament Evaluation

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    | Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Levy, K. M., Kennedy, B. S., Duffy, D. L., Serpell, J. A., MacLean, E. L.

    Assistance dogs can greatly improve the lives of people with disabilities. However, a large proportion of dogs bred and trained for this purpose are deemed unable to successfully fulfill the behavioral demands of this role. Often, this determination is not finalized until weeks or even months...

  12. Paving the Path Toward Retirement for Assistance Animals: Transitioning Lives

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    | Contributor(s):: Ng, Z., Fine, A.

  13. Mobility and medical service dogs: a qualitative analysis of expectations and experiences

    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bibbo, J., Verdon, S., O'Haire, M. E.

  14. Enhancing Success of Veterinary Visits for Clients With Disabilities and an Assistance Dog or Companion Animal: A Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Grigg, E. K., Hart, L. A.

  15. Dogs For Better Lives

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    Award-winning Dogs for Better Lives is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Central Point, Oregon. Formerly known as Dogs for the Deaf, we have been providing Assistance Dogs to people across the United States since 1977. Dogs for Better Lives’ mission is to professionally train...

  16. Editorial: Working Dogs: Form and Function

    | Contributor(s):: Otto, C. M., Cobb, M. L., Wilsson, E.

    201963512297-1769 (Print)2297-176910.3389/fvets.2019.00351engDepartment of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States.Penn Vet Working Dog Center, Philadelphia, PA, United States.Working Dog Alliance, Melbourne, VIC,...

  17. Anxiety Symptoms and Sleep Disturbance in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Impact of Receiving and Training a Service Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane

  18. KOIRA-AVUSTEISUUS ARTIKKELEIDEN NÄKÖKULMASTA : Kuinka koira-avusteisuudesta kirjoitetaan sosiaali- ja terveysalan ammattilehdissä

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenni Kääpä

    Tämän opinnäytetyön aiheena on koira-avusteisuus sosiaali- ja terveysalan mahdollisuutena. Näkökulma aiheeseen on, kuinka koira-avusteisuudesta kirjoitetaan erilaisissa asiantuntija-artikkeleissa. Teoriaosuudessa tutkitaan käsitteitä koira-avusteisuus ja...

  19. Pain, fatigue, function and participation among long-term manual wheelchair users partnered with a mobility service dog

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Gagnon, D. H., Dumont, F.

  20. Geographic Availability of Assistance Dogs: Dogs Placed in 2013-2014 by ADI- or IGDF-Accredited or Candidate Facilities in the United States and Canada, and Non-accredited U.S. Facilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Walther, S., Yamamoto, M., Thigpen, A. P., Willits, N. H., Hart, L. A.