Canine-assisted therapy: An emerging therapeutic practice
Contributor(s):: Kenneth M. Jastrow III
Close relationships link all living things in the environment, but the forces that connect people and animals are especially strong and enduring. These forces of connection are being utilized for the advancement of human happiness and well-being in a therapeutic manner. This therapy is called...
Why context matters: defining service animals under federal law
Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss
This Article analyzes the differing definitions of service animals under federal law as interpreted by three separate agencies. The regulations and case law interpreting the issue under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act illustrate the need...
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...
Benefits of assistance dogs: a review
Contributor(s):: Sachs-Ericsson, N., Hansen, N. K., Fitzgerald, S.
VA Updates Rules for Providing Disabled Veterans with Service Animals
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently amended its regulations to expand benefits regarding the acquisition and use of service dogs for veterans suffering from disabilities. This Federal...
Genetic aspects of performance in working dogs.
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| Contributor(s):: Elaine Ostrander, A. Ruvinsky, Heather J. Huson
For thousands of years, the dog has proven itself an invaluable asset to man by serving as hunter, protector, transportation, aide and loyal companion. Dog domestication and breed development have paralleled the changing culture of man. Archaeological evidence has identified the earliest dog...
Welfare considerations in therapy and assistance animals
| Contributor(s):: Serpell, James A., Coppinger, Raymond, Fine, Aubrey H.
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...