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  1. Does attachment security to a human handler influence the behavior of dogs who engage in animal assisted activities?

    Contributor(s):: Wanser, Shelby H., Udell, Monique A. R.

    Pet and working dogs raised with humans are known to form attachments to their caregivers and other humans with whom they have a stable relationship. Attachment style varies across dog-human dyads, with securely attached dogs exhibiting the secure base effect, an ability to find comfort in the...

  2. Go Team Therapy Dogs

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    We’re a nonprofit with hundreds of volunteer therapy dog teams nationwide and overseas. But what every dog who wears the red vest has in common is rigorous training. Every dog must pass an AKC-approved Good Canine Citizenship test and undergo a two-day training. Our organization formed...

  3. Turning the Page for Spot: Exploring the Potential of Therapy Dogs to Support Reading Motivation and Positive Reading Behaviours Among Young Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Camille Xinmei Rousseau

    Animal-assisted literacy programs are growing in popularity as research continues to reveal their benefits for promoting children’s reading skills and positive reading behaviours. Struggling readers may benefit the most from canine-assisted literacy programs as these programs may increase...

  4. Terapias realizadas con perros | Miguel de Prado | TEDxGijon

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    | Contributor(s):: Miguel de Prado

    La actuación de las unidades caninas salvan muchas vidas. Su adiestramiento les permite en comunión con su monitor, localizar personas perdidas y ayudar en rescates. Pero también actúan como ayuda en terapias de recuperación. Miguel de Prado nos cuenta su...

  5. How therapy dogs can be an intervention tool for struggling readers | Karen Burns | TEDxSaltLakeCity

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Burns

    Learning to read is arguably one of the most important skills taught in school, and it is no surprise how challenging it can be. Karen Burns knows how the reading skills gap can affect someone for their entire life. In this poignant, and sometimes funny, talk, Karen tells us how man's best...

  6. Die effek van 'n troeteldier-ondersteunde leesprogram op die leesvaardighede van graad 3-kinders in 'n Wes-Kaapse laerskool

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    | Contributor(s):: Marieanna C. Le Roux

    Leesprobleme is ʼn wêreldwye probleem, selfs in eerstewêreldlande soos Amerika. In Suid-Afrika is die geletterdheidsyfers selfs baie swakker. Die resultate van die PIRLS-studie dui daarop dat 80% van Suid-Afrikaanse kinders se leesvaardighede nie ten volle ontwikkel is wanneer hulle...

  7. Caring Canines

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    Caring Canines’ goal is to provide emotional support, comfort, encouragement and share the joy and health benefits that dogs bring to our lives. We are an extremely dedicated volunteer group that strives to improve the lives of the people we visit, our dogs, and ourselves.

  8. Koira-avusteinen toiminta muistisairaiden hoidossa hoitajien kokemana

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    | Contributor(s):: Tiina Voutilainen

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli selvittää, millaista hyötyä muistisairaiden asukkaiden hoitajat kokevat koira-avusteisesta toiminnasta olevan asukkaille ja millaista hyötyä siitä on muistisairaiden asukkaiden hoitotyössä....

  9. Physiological and behavioral effects of animal-assisted interventions for therapy dogs in pediatric oncology settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy McCullough, Molly A. Jenkins, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Mary Jo Gilmer, Janice Olson, Anjali Pawar, Leslie Holley, Shirley Sierra-Rivera, Deborah E. Linder, Danielle Pinchette, Neil J. Grossman, Cynthia Hellman, Noémie Guérin, Marguerite E. O'Haire

    Over the past two decades, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), defined as the purposeful incorporation of specially trained animals in services to improve human health, have become increasingly popular in clinical settings. However, to date, there have been few rigorously-designed studies aimed...

  10. Paws for Progress: The development and evaluation of the first prison based dog training programme in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca Jean Leonardi

    The most common type of human animal interaction (HAI) programme used in prisons involves prisoners caring for and training unwanted dogs from rescue shelters, to prepare the dogs for rehoming. Such programmes have been previously developed specifically aimed towards male young offenders, and...

  11. Kaverikoiratoiminnan merkitys ikääntyvien hyvinvoinnille

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    | Contributor(s):: Tarja Moilanen, Riikka Surkka

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä tutkittiin kaverikoiratoiminnan merkitystä ikääntyvien hyvinvoinnille. Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli lisätä tietoutta eläinten terapeuttisista vaikutuksista ihmisiin sekä sitä, miten kuntoutusalan...

  12. Tukikoira työvälineenä : ohjauskansio syrjäytymistä ennaltaehkäisevän ryhmätoiminnan tueksi

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    | Contributor(s):: Meri Apiala, Hanna Hermunen, Tiina Kohonen

    Toiminnallisen opinnäytetyömme tavoitteena oli suunnitella ja toteuttaa ohjauskansio Keski-Uudenmaan Mielenterveysseuran tukikoirakoille. Toiminnallisia menetelmiä sisältävää ohjauskansiota käytetään lasten syrjäytymistä...

  13. Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati

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    Canines For Christ is a faith based Pet Therapy group, showing Christian love through giving and acting. Our first priority is the people we help. Our primary focus is to get dogs and their handlers into the community visiting locations such as nursing homes, libraries, hospice, and many other...

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

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    | Contributor(s):: Everett Lowenstein

    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 -...

  15. Iltapäivän iloa! : Viriketuokio seniorikodin asukkaille

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    | Contributor(s):: Maaria Kestilä, Niina Pikkumäki

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä kuvataan viriketoiminnan merkitystä pitkäaikaishoidossa oleville vanhuksille ja heidän hyvinvoinnilleen. Raportti kertoo projektista, jossa toteutettiin viriketuokio seniorikeskuksen asukkaille. Tuokion avulla pyrittiin ilahduttamaan...

  16. Reins of Hope

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  17. The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Uglow, L. S.

  18. Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Germone, Monique M., Gabriels, Robin L., Guérin, Noémie A., Pan, Zhaoxing, Banks, Tiffany, O'Haire, Marguerite E.

  19. Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs

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    On December 14, 2012, we lost twenty six precious angels in our town … six beautiful adults nd twenty wondrous and special children.  The world was undeniably shaken to the core, and we in Sandy Hook and Newtown felt utterly helpless and lost in the face of such unbelievable horror...

  20. Exploring the Handler-Dog Connection within a University-Based Animal-Assisted Activity

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    | Contributor(s):: Kuzara, S., Pendry, P., Gee, N. R.