The Use of Trazodone Hydrochloride to Reduce Stress in Dogs During the Transition Period into a Municipal Animal Shelter: Impact on Incidence of Illness, Length of Stay, and Outcome
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer L. Abrams
A large municipal animal shelter in NYC gave dogs low doses of trazodone hydrochloride at the time of intake to evaluate its efficacy in reducing transitional stress. Statistically significant decreases in illness rate and length of stay and increase in adoption rate were observed in the dogs...
Canines for Disabled Kids
| Contributor(s):: Erin Jerrett, Margarita Mnatsakanyan, Colleen Reynolds, Yin Wang
Canines for Disabled Kids have been working on behalf of children and their families to educate communities and promote service dog partnerships for almost twenty years. Their advocacy with local legislatures, business owners, and community leaders highlighted the difficulties encountered when...
The Effects of Reward-Based Training on the Behavioral Assessment of the Domestic Dog
| Contributor(s):: Shelby Vandergraff
Contrary to popular belief, pet overpopulation is caused more by owners failing to keep their dog than with accidental or intentional breeding (Moulton et al., 1991). Factors related to relinquishment have been researched, and concluded that behavioral problems are the most reoccurring reasons...
Stabilitet i atferd og emosjoner hos hund fra 3 måneder og frem til 15 måneders alder
| Contributor(s):: Charlotte S. Mikkelsen, Anne Marit Rød, Katrine H. Støkken
Del 1: Hunden blir ofte sett på som menneskets beste venn. For å få en bedre forståelse av hundens atferd, har vi sett nærmere på: hundens domestisering, hva atferd er, samt atferdsutvikling og atferdsproblemer. Domestiseringen er en viktig del av hundens...
Alternative Therapies for People with Special Needs: An Emphasis on Animal-Assisted Therapies
| Contributor(s):: Emily Hamilton
This paper contains research examining the effectiveness of alternative therapies - play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, horticulture therapy, and animal-assisted therapies – in helping various special needs populations. The focus of this research was on animal-assisted therapies...
Dogs and blood pressure in non-dog owners
| Contributor(s):: Natasha Adamson
Several studies have shown that the presence of a dog can reduce blood pressure during a stressful situation. A study done in 2001 demonstrated that for blood pressure to be reduced during a stressor the subjects must be dog owners. The purpose of this experiment was to determine if four, one...
Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations Using Human-Aminal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth
| Contributor(s):: Sly, Jai Oni
Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Schmell, Sophie S.
Counselor Experiences with Clients Who Bring Emotional Support Animals to Sessions
| Contributor(s):: Reynolds, Jennifer
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.®) & Literacy: Using Animal Assisted Education with English Learners in the Elementary School Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Kelly, Tara Jayne
Into the Breach: Toward an Interspecies Politics
| Contributor(s):: Dubeau, Mathieu
The Impact of an Animal-Assisted Intervention Using Certified Therapy Dogs on Psychological and Physiological Measures of Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Student Test Anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Walker, Cristen
Animals in Ancient Greek Warfare: A Study of the Elephant, Camel, and Dog
| Contributor(s):: Rice, Jenna Rae
When Therapy Dogs Visit College Students, Is It Therapy?
| Contributor(s):: Fleming, Colleen M.
HOPE is a 4-Legged Word: How Service Dogs Can Help Veterans Suffering from Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Holly Katherine Robinson
As the rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to increase among our veterans returning from the War on Terror, the need for alternative treatment options is becoming more critical. One such alternative is the use of psychiatric service dogs specially trained to assist those...
Dog Therapy Day at NWCCC
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Lang
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provides great beneficial opportunities for individuals within the prison population. Many research studies display the effectiveness of AAT programs in prison settings through their results. The results showed improved moods, decreased stress levels, and increased...
The Impact of Animals with Struggling Readers
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Heyer
The purpose of this thesis was to evaluate the impact that dogs have with students that struggle with reading. Several programs have been implemented where students spend time reading books to dogs. During these reading sessions, students tend to be more relaxed and confident with their...
The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Nursing Student Anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Della Anderson
College students have high levels of stress, anxiety, and loneliness (Stewart , Dispenza, Parker, Chang, & Cunnien, 2014). College campus counselors strive to combat this stress and meet student needs through creative solutions (Stewart et al., 2014). Nursing student stress has a major...
Therapy Dogs in Couple and Family Therapy - A Therapist's Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Hequembourg Policay
The purpose of this study was to contribute an increased understanding of therapists' experiences working with therapy dogs in couple and family therapy. This qualitative study sought to describe the overall experience of therapists who work with therapy dogs in couple and family therapy,...
Kouluviihtyvyys koiraluokissa - fenomenologinen tapaustutkimus koiraluokkakokemuksista
| Contributor(s):: Katariina Karvinen
Tämä on kvalitatiivinen tapaustutkimus Suomen perusopetuksen koiraluokista. Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli tarkastella koiraluokkatoimintaa kouluviihtyvyyden näkökulmasta sekä lisätä tietoa ja ymmärrystä koiraluokista yleensä. Lähestyn aihetta...