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  1. Facilitators and barriers to the use of service dogs: an exploratory study using the Theoretical Domains Framework

    Contributor(s):: Lamontagne, M. E., Djossa Adoun, M., Blanchette, A. K., Champagne, C., Johnson, M. P., Vincent, C., Routhier, F.

  2. The experience of acquiring an assistance dog: examination of the transition process for first-time handlers

    Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Bendrups, D., Howell, T., Bennett, P.

  3. Beyond the Benefits of Assistance Dogs: Exploring Challenges Experienced by First-Time Handlers

    Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Bendrups, D., Howell, T., Bennett, P.

  4. Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Fausak, E. D.

  5. An Owner-Independent Investigation of Diabetes Alert Dog Performance

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    | Contributor(s):: Clara Wilson, Steve Morant, Sarah Kane, Claire Pesterfield, Claire Guest, Nicola J. Rooney

    Objective: To quantify Diabetes Alert Dog (DAD) performance by using owner-independent measures. Research Design and Methods: Eight owners of accredited DADs used a FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System (FGMS). Concurrent Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage was...

  6. Social Acknowledgments for Children with Disabilities: Effects of Service Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Mader, Bonnie

  7. A survey of the impact of owning a service dog on quality of life for individuals with physical and hearing disability: a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Turner, A., MacMichael, J., Mills, D. S.

  8. The effect of a service dog on salivary cortisol awakening response in a military population with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bryce, C. I., Granger, D. A., O'Haire, M. E.

  9. Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead for human-animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Friedman, E., Krause-Parello, C. A.

  10. The role of therapy and service animals in the lives of persons with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H.

  11. Mothering matters: Maternal style predicts puppies' future performance

    | Contributor(s):: Lazarowski, L., Katz, J. S.

  12. Introduction: The contribution of animals to human welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

  13. A Systematic Review of the Reliability and Validity of Behavioural Tests Used to Assess Behavioural Characteristics Important in Working Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Brady, Nina Cracknell, Helen Zulch, Daniel Simon Mills

    Background: Working dogs are selected based on predictions from tests that they will be able to perform specific tasks in often challenging environments. However, withdrawal from service in working dogs is still a big problem, bringing into question the reliability of the selection tests...

  14. Supporting Real Assistance Animals: Veterinarians can help clients with assistance animals and discourage fraud

    | Contributor(s):: Katie Burns

  15. Supporting real assistance animals

    | Contributor(s):: Aubrey Fine

  16. Service, Comfort, or Emotional Support? The Evolution of Disability Law and Campus Housing

    | Contributor(s):: Mark Bauman, Denise L. Davidson, Michael C. Sachs, Tegan Kotarski

  17. Service and Emotional Support Animals on Campus: The Relevance and Controversy

    | Contributor(s):: Melinda Phillips

  18. Investigation of the Behavioral Characteristics of Dogs Purpose-Bred and Prepared to Perform Vapor Wake® Detection of Person-Borne Explosives

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    | Contributor(s):: Lucia Lazarowski, Pamela Sue Haney, Jeanne Brock, Terry Fischer, Bart Rogers, Craig Angle, Jeffrey S. Katz, L. Paul Waggoner

    Specialized detector dogs are increasingly being utilized for the detection of modern threats. The Vapor Wake®(VW) dog was developed to create a dog phenotype ideally suited for detecting hand-carried and body-worn explosives. VW dogs (VWDs) are trained to sample and alert to target...

  19. A Proof of Concept: Are Detection Dogs a Useful Tool to Verify Potential Biomarkers for Lung Cancer?

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    | Contributor(s):: Carola Fischer-Tenhagen, Dorothea Johnen, Irene Nehls, Roland Becker

    Early and reliable diagnostic test is essential for effective therapy of lung cancer. Volatile organic compounds that are characteristic for cancer could serve as valuable biomarkers in cancer diagnosis. Both trace analytical and detection dog approaches give some evidence for the existence of...

  20. Job-Related Stress in Forensic Interviewers of Children with Use of Therapy Dogs Compared with Facility Dogs or No Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Diane Walsh, Mariko Yamamoto, Neil H Willits, Lynnette A Hart

    Sexually abused children providing essential testimony regarding crimes in forensic interviews now sometimes are provided facility dogs or therapy dogs for comfort. Facility dogs are extensively trained to work with forensic interviewers; when using therapy dogs in interviews, volunteers are...