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  1. How veterans and dogs can save each other | David Shade | TEDxRoseTree

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    David Shade discovered how powerful the relationship between humans and dogs can be and asks a very simple question that may help veterans returning to civilan life. He came back from Afghanistan in 2007, having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, earning a Purple Heart for...

  2. PTSD and service dogs: Beneath the surface | Shannon Walker | TEDxMtHood

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    Fox News radio stations seem to think Shannon Walker is the go-to expert voice representing the power of a service-dog in the life of combat veterans. No wonder. Shannon Walker is the founder and CEO of Northwest Battle Buddies, a non-profit foundation that matches expertly trained service-dogs...

  3. Sugar: the first Diabetic Alert Dog in Greece | Vasilis Borobokas & Sophia Katsatos | TEDxAUAthens

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    | Contributor(s):: Vasilis Borobokas, Sophia Katsatou

    Ο Βασίλης Μπορομπόκας γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα και σπούδασε...

  4. Perros que cambian vidas | Fernanda López Ayala & Nicolas Stupenengo | TEDxUCES

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      Fernanda López Ayala, llegó a Bocalán Argentina en 2012, entidad que se dedica al entrenamiento de perros de asistencia para personas con discapacidad motriz y niños con autismo, buscando mejorar la calidad de vida de su hermano. En el 2014 se formó en...

  5. The 411 about service dogs | Emilia Rak | TEDxUAMonticello

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    Like thousands of Americans, Emilia Rak has a service dog. She believes that the regular discrimination she and other service dog handlers face largely occurs because the public is misinformed about them. In this educational talk, she provides listeners with all the information they need to...

  6. The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo

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    Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...

  7. Service Dogs and Invisible Disabilities | Sarah Meikle | TEDxDeerfield

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    Psychiatric service dogs are misunderstood; very few people produce them and there is a desperate need for more people to do so. There are even more people that could benefit from these animals that do not realize that exist--and that they represent a treatment that can often meet needs that no...

  8. Service Dogs Are Not A Pet Project | Jocelynn Johnson | TEDxWpg

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    Service dogs are increasingly visible in society, but do you know how to behave around one?  Jocelynn Johnson, is a Geospatial Analyst for the Government of Manitoba. She is a graduate of both Red River College and the University of Manitoba (BSc), and is currently pursuing a third degree....

  9. Life lessons from a military working dog | Andrew Hanus | TEDxGeorgiaTechSalon

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    Andrew Hanus is a graduate student and Ohio native, pursuing his Masters in Public Policy and City & Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Andrew's personal goal is to bring positivity and a motivated attitude to every situation he handles. At Tech, he serves as a...

  10. One Starfish at a Time | Erika Neo | TEDxYouth@AIS

    Erika reflects on how her experiences with animals and children with special needs have impacted her outlook on the world. Erika Neo is an energetic, dedicated and hardworking individual who seeks to contribute as much as she can to any task she takes on. Starting at the age of 6 in Singapore...

  11. Why care about the mental health of therapy dogs | Everett Lowenstein | TEDxChallengeEarlyCollegeHS

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    Everett loves dogs - particularly his own dog who also works as a therapy dog. In their therapy work together, Everett became concerned about the emotional well-being of his dog due to the stress of it. In this talk, Everett not only shares findings about the stress levels of dogs - but why it...

  12. The diary of a guide dog: Ioanna Maria Gertsou at TEDxLesvos

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    Maine is John's dog who has a loss of vision. In the voice of John, Maine spoke of her special skills, based on her love for her "boss", all the unexpected encounters on Greek roads, on public transport, on dealing with fellow humans and strange situations , As she lends her vision,...

  13. Hope comes covered in fur: Donna Waugh at TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas

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    The 2013 "Hero Dog of the Year" John D. and his human, Donna, team up to advance the use of canines in human cancer detection, offering hope that comes covered in fur.Donna Waugh is President of the American Scent Dog Association. The K9 handler and scent dog trainer 2006 began using...

  14. My seizure dog: Evan Moss at TEDxSouthCapitolSt

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    Evan Moss is a 9-year-old boy with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and epilepsy. Evan is a precocious young boy who loves to make people laugh and enjoys writing. When the decision was made to get a service dog to help Evan, his sister Aria suggested using Evan's book, My Seizure Dog, as a...

  15. Can Wearable Computing for Dogs Keep Humans Safer?: Melody Moore Jackson at TEDxPeachtree

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The earliest record of dogs assisting humans with disabilities dates back to ancient Rome, in the first century A.D. Melody shows us a creative use of wearable computing that enables humans and their...

  16. Canines in Combat and Competition: Michael Davis at TEDxOStateU

    Oklahoma State University Professor Michael Davis researches animal athletes ranging from explosive detection dogs to Iditarod sled racing dogs. He talks about his findings and passion to help these incredible canines.

  17. HABRI Central Case Studies: Battle Buddies: Providing Emotional Support to Overcome PTSD

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    An Iraq War Veteran and the director of ICAN talk about how his service dog assists him not only with mobility issues but also in coping with his PTSD.

  18. HABRI Central Case Studies: Inmate Dog Training Programs: Partners in Rehabilitation

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    This HABRI Central Case Study examines the ICAN program. The Indiana Canine Assistant Network has a healing mission with two prongs, training service dogs through providing education and rehabilitation for offenders.

  19. Raising your North Star

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    | Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross (director), Daniel Gross (director)

    Raising your North Star is about how North Star dogs are socialized to become valuable search and rescue tools for children who wander, along with how these skills can be specifically shaped in an autism assistance dog in training through the avenue of play. This video also contains thoughts for...

  20. Home before dark

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    | Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross (director), Daniel Gross (director)

    Home Before Dark is a video about the assistance dog placements for children with autism that North Star Foundation put into play during their first ten years of service. Created by Executive Director Patty Dobbs Gross and her talented son Daniel, who is himself on the spectrum, this video...