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.
Concurrent and Predictive Criterion Validity of a Puppy Behaviour Questionnaire for Predicting Training Outcome in Juvenile Guide Dogs
Contributor(s):: Hunt, R. L., England, G. C. W., Asher, L., Whiteside, H., Harvey, N. D.
"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...
Dog cognitive development: a longitudinal study across the first 2 years of life
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.
The impact of service dogs on children, youth and their families: A systematic review
Contributor(s):: Lindsay, S., Thiyagarajah, K.
To live with a wagging tailed assistant – service and hearing dog ownership from the perspective of swedish owners
Contributor(s):: Lundqvist, Martina, Levin, Lars‐Åke, Alwin, Jenny, Nedlund, Ann‐Charlotte
HANDI'CHIENS educates and gives free assistance dogs to people with disabilities.
Empathy in dogs: With a little help from a friend – a mixed blessing
| 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...
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.
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.
Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective
| 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...
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...
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...
Corrigendum: Editorial: Working Dogs: Form and Function
| Contributor(s):: Otto, C. M., Cobb, M. L., Wilsson, E.
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.
Predictive Models of Assistance Dog Training Outcomes Using the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire and a Standardized Temperament Evaluation
| 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...
Paving the Path Toward Retirement for Assistance Animals: Transitioning Lives
| Contributor(s):: Ng, Z., Fine, A.
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.
Enhancing Success of Veterinary Visits for Clients With Disabilities and an Assistance Dog or Companion Animal: A Review
| Contributor(s):: Grigg, E. K., Hart, L. A.
Dogs For Better Lives
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...