Atlas Assistance Dogs
Atlas fundamentally expands access to assistance dogs. We support people with disabilities to train and certify their own service dog using positive, ethical training methods. At Atlas, we believe anyone who would benefit from a qualified assistance dog should be able to have one.
We are an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Diego county which helps puppies achieve their full potential, thereby enriching the lives of those they assist. The mission of Puppy Prodigies is to provide unique initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support...
Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations Using Human-Aminal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth
| Contributor(s):: Sly, Jai Oni
An Examination of Shaping with an African Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata)
| Contributor(s):: Fernandez, Eduardo J., Dorey, Nicole R.
Pawsitive Teams was founded in 1997 with a desire to be a volunteer-inspired and volunteer-run organization designed to promote the use of well-trained dogs to improve the lives of San Diegans. Our volunteer service dog trainers spend two years with their canine charges prior to placement with...
Impact of Socio-Economic Status on Accessibility of Dog Training Classes
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Harris, Tamsin Durston, Jake Flatman, Denise Kelly, Michelle Moat, Rahana Mohammed, Tracey Smith, MariaWickes, Melissa Upjohn, Rachel Casey
Behaviour problems are amongst the most common reasons given for relinquishing dogs to rehoming centres. Some behaviour problems may be amenable to being tackled pre-emptively with classes educating owners on basic dog training and understanding behaviour; however, it is recognised that people...
Prison Dog-Training Programs
| Contributor(s):: Erich Yahner
An annotated bibliography of relevant materials published between 1987 and 2019.
Anti-Inflammatory State in Arabian Horses Introduced to the Endurance Training
| Contributor(s):: OlgaWitkowska-Piłaszewicz, Piotr Baska, Michał Czopowicz, Magdalena Zmigrodzka, Ewa Szarska, Jarosław Szczepaniak, Zuzanna Nowak, Anna Winnicka, Anna Cywinska
Development of an anti-inflammatory state during physical training has been postulated in both human and equine athletes, but it is not completely understood. The aim of this study was to investigate whether endurance training changes pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine profiles within a...
The Idaho K-9 Academy
The Idaho K-9 Academy is a dog training program that is a part of the Snake River Animal Shelter's mission to keep dogs out of the shelter and in their homes. The program aims to help families and their pets have a better understanding of one another! We offer obedience training--basic to...
Presence of Campylobacterjejuni and C. coli in Dogs under Training for Animal-Assisted Therapies
| Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Varriale, L., Dipineto, L., Borrelli, L., Pace, A., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.
Dog training intervention improves adaptive social communication skills in young children with autism spectrum disorder: A controlled crossover study
| Contributor(s):: Ben-Itzchak, E., Zachor, D. A.
K9s for Camo
Service dogs at no cost. Rescued shelter dogs. Trained by prisoners.
| Contributor(s):: Kayla Holland
Sniffer dogs have worked alongside law enforcement officers, military units, border patrols and search and rescue teamss since the 1980s. There are two training locations for canines. One is located in Front Royal, Virginia. The headquarters of the Customs and Border Protection Canine Training...
Paws for Life K9 Rescue
Paws For Life K9 Rescue pulls its dogs from local shelters. Often, we choose dogs in need of socialization and training which we place with our incarcerated trainers throughout California State Prisons. We do this because they can dedicate all of their time to their rehabilitation. After...
Track Surfaces Used for Ridden Workouts and Alternatives to Ridden Exercise for Thoroughbred Horses in Race Training
| Contributor(s):: Ashleigh V. Morrice-West, Peta L. Hitchens, Elizabeth A. Walmsley, R. Chris Whitton
Little is known about the types of surfaces used during training of Thoroughbred racehorses or methods of exercise used in addition to ridden track-work. Our aims were to (1) describe the types of surfaces used in the training of Thoroughbred racehorses and to (2) identify alternative...
Can dogs teach us to be more human? | Shirin Merchant | TEDxDharavi
| Contributor(s):: Shirin Merchant
Shirin Merchant is a canine evangelist. Founder of Canines Can Care, Shirin is dedicated towards canine training & counselling. She advocates the role of dogs in our society and talks about her experiences with dogs which will change your view of the man’s best friend. Shirin Merchant...
The role of ethology in round pen horse training—A review
| Contributor(s):: Henshall, Cathrynne, McGreevy, Paul D.
Horse training systems apparently based on the ‘natural’ behaviour of horses have been widely adopted in the past four decades. Round pen training (RPT) is an integral feature of many ‘natural horsemanship’ (NH) systems. RPT involves the training of the horse at liberty within an enclosed space...
Implementing positive reinforcement animal training programs at primate laboratories
| Contributor(s):: Perlman, Jaine E., Bloomsmith, Mollie A., Whittaker, Margaret A., McMillan, Jennifer L., Minier, Darren E., McCowan, Brenda
In the last decade several surveys of primate care and training programs highlight a common theme; despite scientific evidence that animal training can be effective in reducing stress, increasing efficiency and improving veterinary care, animal training is not widely incorporated into animal care...
Human-directed contra-aggression training using positive reinforcement with single and multiple trainers for indoor-housed rhesus macaques
| Contributor(s):: Minier, Darren E., Tatum, Lindsay, Gottlieb, Daniel H., Cameron, Ashley, Snarr, Jessica, Elliot, Richard, Cook, Ashleigh, Elliot, Kami, Banta, Kimberly, Heagerty, Allison, McCowan, Brenda
The objective of this study was to improve human–animal management relationships by testing the effects of positive reinforcement training (PRT) on reducing human-directed aggression in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Contra-aggression uses a combination of positive reinforcement training...
Disability assistance animals or not? Problems in policy and practice workshop: summary and scoping discussion paper
| Contributor(s):: Paul Harpur, Martie-Louise Verreynne, Nancy Pachana, Peter Billings, Brent Ritchie
The Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) defines assistance animals to include dogs or other animals that are trained to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effect of the disability and to meet standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate...