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  1. 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...

  2. No service dogs allowed

    Contributor(s):: Randy Brown

    In November 2011, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran attending classes at an Iowa community college was refused access to a theater performance on campus because the instructor of the cass was concerned the veteran's service dog would disrupt the open-to-the-public event. The student-veteran was...

  3. VIDEO: The FBI's First Therapy Dog

    Forum › general-discussion › the-human-animal-bond-in-the-media

    A Pet Partners-trained service dog has become the first therapy dog for the FBI’s Office of Victim Assistance. Dolce, a German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix, was originally adopted in 2004 and...

  4. Myth #2: Training is the Key to Success with Autism Assistance Dogs for Children

    10 Aug 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross I get by with a little help from my friends. ~ John Lennon ''David and North Star's Lego'' One of the biggest misunderstandings about the emerging field...

  5. Myth #1: Autism Assistance Dog Placements for Children can be Created Safely and Effectively Using Rescue Dogs

    10 Aug 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~ Lucretius 'Marques and North Star's Boots' Rescuing a child as well as a dog can...

  6. Service Dog Training Program for Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress in Service Members

    Contributor(s):: Yount, Rick A., Olmert, M.D., Lee, Mary R.

  7. 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...

  8. Service dog training program for treatment of posttraumatic stress in service members

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    | Contributor(s):: Rick A Yount, Meg Daley Olmert, Mary R Lee

    In July 2008, social worker and certified service dog trainer Rick Yount created the first Warrior dog-trainingprogram designed to be a safe, effective, nonpharmaceutical intervention to treat the symptoms of posttraumaticstress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury in Veterans and service...

  9. Canines for combat veterans: The national education for assistance dog services

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    | Contributor(s):: Kathy Foreman, Cynthia Crosson

    National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS)/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans* has a long history of meeting the needs of the disabled. Established in 1976 as an agency to train and place dogs with the hearing impaired, NEADS evolved into one of the major canine assistance agencies...

  10. Training the combat and operational stress control dog: An innovative modality for behavioral health

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    | Contributor(s):: William Krol

    Combat and operational stress control (COSC) dogs represent a new category of military working dog. America's VetDogs, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization, trains and provides therapy dogs to work with the US Army's combat and operational stress control teams deployed to Afghanistan or...

  11. Dogs and human health/mental health: From the pleasure of their company to the benefits of their assistance

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    | Contributor(s):: Jan Shubert

    Although we tend to identify the 20th century as the time when dogs and animals in general were first used to provide assistance to people with a variety of physical and mental diagnoses, this actually is not the case. The first documented example of the therapeutic use of animals occurred in 9th...

  12. Definitions of animals used in healthcare settings

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    | Contributor(s):: James T Mills, Arthur F Yeager

    With the exception of maggot debridement and medicinal leech therapy, active and passive medical interventionsusing a live animal are defined by the human-animal bond. Encounters center on the dynamic and interactive relationship between humans and animals to provide psychological or physical...

  13. Policy initiatives for the use of canines in Army medicine

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    | Contributor(s):: Kathleen L Watkins

    There is documented evidence dating from as early as 1940 citing the use of dogs to assist Wounded Warriors in therapeutic settings. Since that time, various efforts have emerged throughout the Army promoting the use of dogs to assist Warriors to attain higher levels of independence and...

  14. The Early Years

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    | Contributor(s):: Elspeth C Ritchie, Robinette J Amaker

    In 2012, it seems that service dogs and therapy dogs are everywhere. These include dogs for both civilians and service members with combat injuries. Traditional service dog organizations are now providing dogs to children with autism and Soldiers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Service...

  15. Mar 20 2012

    No Pets Allowed: Service Animals and Postsecondary Institutions

    Description:Recent revisions to the regulations implementing Title II and III of the ADA have raised increased focus on the issue of service animals in a variety of settings. Postsecondary...

  16. Service dogs: Facilitating the abilities of children with intellectual or behavioral disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Fry-Johnson, Yvonne W., Powell, Suzanne, Winokur, Donnie Kanter

  17. Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Wasserman, Alon

  18. Safe in unsafe places: Leisure, passionate avocations, and the problematizing of everyday public life

    | Contributor(s):: Gillespie, D. L., Leffler, A., Lerner, E.

  19. Veterinarians, disabled clients, and assistance dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Eames, E., Eames, T.

  20. Hounds Helping Heroes Heal

    Any U.S. Military Veteran that has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is eligible and encouraged to apply for an ESA/Service Dog through H4 – Hounds Helping Heroes Heal. Once the application and screening process is completed, the appropriate dog will...