The role of assistance dogs in society
Contributor(s):: Hilary M. Audrestch, Chantelle T. Whelan, David Grice, Lucy Asher, Gary C.W. England, Sarah L. Freeman
Assistance dogs are specially trained to undertake a variety of tasks to help individuals with disabilities. This review gives an overview of the different types of assistance dogs in the UK, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility assistance dogs, service dogs and dual purpose dogs. The...
Wearable alert system for mobility-assistance service dogs
Contributor(s):: Giancarlo Valentin, Larry Freil, Joelle Alcaidinho, Jay Zuerndorfer, Celeste Mason, Melody M Jackson
We present a study of a wearable alert system for mobility-assistance dogs. Our focus in this study is on assessing sensor and dog activation reliability for the purpose of understanding both system and dog training challenges. We improve on the results from previous work in each of four...
Paws, noses and people: a history of dogs for the disabled and the development of assistance dogs in the UK
Contributor(s):: Lane, Dick
Japanese Service Dog Resource Center
NPO Japan auxiliary dog Information Center, with the aim of understanding and dissemination in society of auxiliary dog activities, with the aim to promote the social participation and social return of persons with disabilities, the position of neutrality as a third-party institution we are...
Here at the PawZone we are actively involved in all forms of dog activities including therapy work, search and rescue, obedience training, carting and just plain enjoying our dogs.We hold private and group classes for pet owners, but are most passionate about training dogs through the Missouri...
We are a team of enthusiasts who want to change concepts and ideas to fulfill . We did not invent animal assisted therapy and are not even the first to use it in Romania ( and certainly not the only ) . We just want to make as popular so that more people come to enjoy its benefits . DOG...
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...
Increasing arousal enhances inhibitory control in calm but not excitable dogs
Contributor(s):: Bray, Emily E., MacLean, Evan L., Hare, Brian A.
Recruiting psychosocial health effects of animals for families and communities: Transition to practice
Contributor(s):: Hart, Lynette A., Yamamoto, Mariko, Fine, Aubrey H.
Is that your guide dog or your guard dog? Assistance dogs, personal safety and crime prevention revisited
Contributor(s):: Wohlfort, Alexa K.
Investigating the relationship between assistance dogs and their owners with physical disabilities: Complex affection or simple attachment?
Contributor(s):: Stewart, Dawn
This study explores the bond between persons with physical or perceptual disabilities an~d their Assistance Dogs. It was hypothesized that these relationships would be different from relationships between pet dogs and owners, and that the bonds may resemble attachment relationships. The project...
Regulation physiologique et perception de stress chez des parents d'enfants diagnostiques d'un trouble du spectre de l'autisme: La contribution de la presence d'un chien d'assistance et des representations associees a l'attachement
Contributor(s):: Fecteau, Stephanie
Paws with a cause story: Joe Dulin at TEDxGrandRapidsLibrary
Contributor(s):: Joe Dulin
Director of Advancement for Paws With A Cause demonstrates with the aid of a client and his dog how Assistance Dogs help people with disabilities to become self-sufficient.
Public Health Implications of Animals in Retail Food Outlets
Contributor(s):: Dyjack, David T. DrPH C. I. H., Ho, Jessica R. D., Lynes, Rachel M. P. H., Bliss, Jesse C. M. P. H.
Service Animals: Serve us animals: Serve us, animals
Contributor(s):: Malamud, Randy
Service dogs in the province of Quebec: Sociodemographic profile of users and the dogs’ impact on functional ability
Contributor(s):: Vincent, Claude, Gagnon, Dany, Routhier, François, Leblond, Jean, Boucher, Pascale, Blanchet, Marie, Martin-Lemoyne, Valérie
The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients
There are approximately 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more with some other form of dementia. New advancements are being made every year in the medical field to treat these conditions medically, but there are also studies behind a new form of...
Semper K9, a 501(c)3 public charity, was founded by OEF/OIF combat veteran Marine Corps Dog Trainer & Kennel Master Christopher Baity and his wife Amanda Causey Baity. Christopher has a passion to help his fellow service members and to provide Assistance Dogs to wounded, critically-ill and...
“Not just a dog”: An attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs
Contributor(s):: Kwong, Marilyn, Bartholomew, Kim
We explored individuals' relationships with an assistance dog from an attachment-theory perspective. We used both inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants who had lost an assistance dog to retirement or death. Analyses revealed attachment...