"Freedom from themselves" gendered mechanisms of control, power, and resistance in prison dog training programs
Contributor(s):: Andrea Button
During the past twenty-five years, the number of prison programs in which inmates train dogs has increased rapidly. A lack of systematic studies to address the effects of these programs on staff and inmates has led to limited, anecdotal accounts of the impact of these programs on correctional...
"Not just a dog": an attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs
| Contributor(s):: Kwong, Marilyn Joanne, Kim Bartholomew
I explored individuals’ relationships with an assistance dog and their experiences of loss from an attachment-theory perspective. I used a hybrid process of inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants. These analyses revealed genuine...
"This Dog Means Life": Making Interspecies Relations at an Assistance Dog Agency
| Contributor(s):: Edminster, Avigdor
"Thriving Through Relationships" as a useful adjunct to existing theoretical frameworks used in human-companion dog interaction literature
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Gravrok, Dan Bendrups, Tiffani Howell, Pauleen C. Bennett
The relationship formed between a human and a dog can be transformative. Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) research aims to understand why these relationships are so important. Within this field, human-dog relationships have been explained through various theoretical constructs, of which the...
A case study of incarcerated males participating in a canine training program
| Contributor(s):: Nikki S. Currie, Fred O. Bradley (adviser)
The number of animal training programs in correctional facilities has increased in the past 25 years. Anecdotal accounts have informally assessed the efficacy of prison training programs; however, only limited systemic studies have been conducted (Britton & Button, 2005; Furst, 2006). Preliminary...
A New Leash on Life, Inc
A New Leash on Life, Inc. is an Oklahoma-based organization that changes people’s lives by utilizing the special abilities of Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs. Our Service Dog and Therapy Dog training programs help Oklahomans with a variety of special needs to live more independently, develop...
A Pilot Study on the Contamination of Assistance Dogs' Paws and Their Users' Shoe Soles in Relation to Admittance to Hospitals and (In)Visible Disability
| Contributor(s):: Vos, S. J., Wijnker, J. J., Overgaauw, P. A. M.
Animal-assisted therapy using dogs: The benefits to children
| Contributor(s):: Corrine E. Oian
Animal-assisted therapy, including dogs, has gained widespread support and has been implemented in many areas throughout the past few decades. Animal-assisted therapy was first recorded in England in 1792, where mentally ill patients were given small animals for which to care. Since then dogs...
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
The impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on our combat veterans and their families is extensive. Symptoms of anxiety and the effects of sleep disturbance have a negative impact on daily functioning (Wright et al., 2011). The presence of a dog has demonstrated a reduction in anxiety...
Assistance dog placement in the pediatric population: benefits, risks, and recommendations for future application
| Contributor(s):: Davis, B. W., Nattrass, K., O'Brien, S., Patronek, G., MacCollin, M.
Assistance animals have long been recognized for their value in enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities by increasing the physical independence, confidence, and social lives of their handlers. Recently, this concept has been applied to the growing population of children with physical...
Assistance Dogs Australia
Assistance Dogs Australia provides freedom and independence to people with physical disabilities.We are a national charity that trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to perform everyday tasks for people with disabilities. Assistance Dogs increase independence, reduce reliance on human caregivers...
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.
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii is an accredited, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides people with physical disabilities specially trained dogs to help them live more independent lives.
Assistance Dogs: Historic Patterns and Roles of Dogs Placed by ADI or IGDF Accredited Facilities and by Non-Accredited U.S. Facilities
| Contributor(s):: Sandra Walther, Mariko Yamamoto, Abigail Paige Thigpen, Anaissa Garcia, Neil H. Willits, Lynette A. Hart
Dogs’ roles to support people with disabilities are increasing. Existing U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to the use of dogs for people with disabilities are only minimally enforced. Pushback legislation against some aspects of uses of assistance dogs currently is being passed or...
Assisted Interventions with Animals (IWA)
IWA, Assisted Interventions with AnimalsIWA , Assisted Interventions with Animals, presents itself in the field of Assisted Interventions for Animals and arises from the need to respond to all parents, families and friends of children, young people or adults who require special care in their...
Associazione Italiana Utilizzo Cani d'Assistenza
AIUCA is a non-profit association, founded in Milan in 1990 by the will of M.me Hélène Reynier and Marcello Galimberti who is the current President.Currently the headquarters of Aiuca is in Sasso Marconi (BO) Emilia Romagna. Aiuca is also represented in other regions where he worked...
Attachment Style Is Related to Quality of Life for Assistance Dog Owners
| Contributor(s):: White, N., Mills, D., Hall, S.
Attachment styles have been shown to affect quality of life. Growing interest in the value of companion animals highlights that owning a dog can also affect quality of life, yet little research has explored the role of the attachment bond in affecting the relationship between dog ownership and...
Benefits of assistance dogs: a review
| Contributor(s):: Sachs-Ericsson, N., Hansen, N. K., Fitzgerald, S.
C.H.A.M.P Assistance Dogs
C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc. is a nonprofit organization which places skilled service dogs with people who have disabilities. We also provide our community with a disability awareness education program, therapy dog teams, and a reading program utilizing dogs.C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc....
Can Do Canines
Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. We envision a future in which every person who needs and wants an assistance dog can have one.