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Empathy in dogs: With a little help from a friend – a mixed blessing
| Contributor(s):: Sabrina Karl, Ludwig Huber
Kujala (2017) presents an extensive overview of existing research on canine emotions in comparison to those of other non-human animals and humans. This commentary provides some additional research results on the intensively debated field of empathy in dogs. We focus on recent advances in...
Seizure-alerting behavior in dogs owned by people experiencing seizures
| Contributor(s):: Martos Martinez-Caja, A., De Herdt, V., Boon, P., Brandl, U., Cock, H., Parra, J., Perucca, E., Thadani, V., Moons, C. P. H.
Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Erik Davis Fausak
Successful search strategies are based on good background knowledge and a focused clinical research question. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of research involving assistance animals means there is no one universal database to answer all research questions. The topic of assistance animals...
Corrigendum: Editorial: Working Dogs: Form and Function
| Contributor(s):: Otto, C. M., Cobb, M. L., Wilsson, E.
Assistance Dogs for Persons with Hearing Impairment: A Review
| Contributor(s):: Martellucci, S., Belvisi, V., Ralli, M., Stadio, A. D., Musacchio, A., Greco, A., Gallo, A., Vincentiis, M., Attanasio, G.
Dogs For Better Lives
Award-winning Dogs for Better Lives is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Central Point, Oregon. Formerly known as Dogs for the Deaf, we have been providing Assistance Dogs to people across the United States since 1977. Dogs for Better Lives’ mission is to professionally train...
Editorial: Working Dogs: Form and Function
201963512297-1769 (Print)2297-176910.3389/fvets.2019.00351engDepartment of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States.Penn Vet Working Dog Center, Philadelphia, PA, United States.Working Dog Alliance, Melbourne, VIC,...
Anxiety Symptoms and Sleep Disturbance in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Impact of Receiving and Training a Service Dog
| Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane
The impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on our combat veterans and their families is extensive. Symptoms of anxiety and the effects of sleep disturbance have a negative impact on daily functioning (Wright et al., 2011). The presence of a dog has demonstrated a reduction in anxiety...
Pain, fatigue, function and participation among long-term manual wheelchair users partnered with a mobility service dog
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Gagnon, D. H., Dumont, F.
Attachment Style Is Related to Quality of Life for Assistance Dog Owners
| Contributor(s):: White, N., Mills, D., Hall, S.
Attachment styles have been shown to affect quality of life. Growing interest in the value of companion animals highlights that owning a dog can also affect quality of life, yet little research has explored the role of the attachment bond in affecting the relationship between dog ownership and...
Assistance Dogs: Historic Patterns and Roles of Dogs Placed by ADI or IGDF Accredited Facilities and by Non-Accredited U.S. Facilities
| Contributor(s):: Sandra Walther, Mariko Yamamoto, Abigail Paige Thigpen, Anaissa Garcia, Neil H. Willits, Lynette A. Hart
Dogs’ roles to support people with disabilities are increasing. Existing U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to the use of dogs for people with disabilities are only minimally enforced. Pushback legislation against some aspects of uses of assistance dogs currently is being passed or...
Quality of Life of Service Dog Partners
| Contributor(s):: Robert Wesley Milan
Medical advances are constantly increasing survival rates of individuals experiencing traumatic accidents and infants born with disabilities. Medical advances have also significantly increased the life expectancy of individuals living with disabilities as well as the general population. Along...
Public Perceptions of Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, and Therapy Dogs
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| Contributor(s):: Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Peter Hellyer, Louana Cheung, Lori Kogan
As service dogs, emotional support dogs, and therapy dogs have become more prevalent in the USA, so too has the controversy surrounding their legitimacy. Yet, there is a lack of objective data regarding the public’s understanding of the role played by each of these types of animals, as...
"Freedom from themselves" gendered mechanisms of control, power, and resistance in prison dog training programs
| Contributor(s):: Andrea Button
During the past twenty-five years, the number of prison programs in which inmates train dogs has increased rapidly. A lack of systematic studies to address the effects of these programs on staff and inmates has led to limited, anecdotal accounts of the impact of these programs on correctional...
The role of assistance dogs in society
| Contributor(s):: Hilary M. Audrestch, Chantelle T. Whelan, David Grice, Lucy Asher, Gary C.W. England, Sarah L. Freeman
Assistance dogs are specially trained to undertake a variety of tasks to help individuals with disabilities. This review gives an overview of the different types of assistance dogs in the UK, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility assistance dogs, service dogs and dual purpose dogs. The...
Wearable alert system for mobility-assistance service dogs
| Contributor(s):: Giancarlo Valentin, Larry Freil, Joelle Alcaidinho, Jay Zuerndorfer, Celeste Mason, Melody M Jackson
We present a study of a wearable alert system for mobility-assistance dogs. Our focus in this study is on assessing sensor and dog activation reliability for the purpose of understanding both system and dog training challenges. We improve on the results from previous work in each of four...
Japanese Service Dog Resource Center
NPO Japan auxiliary dog Information Center, with the aim of understanding and dissemination in society of auxiliary dog activities, with the aim to promote the social participation and social return of persons with disabilities, the position of neutrality as a third-party institution we are...
Here at the PawZone we are actively involved in all forms of dog activities including therapy work, search and rescue, obedience training, carting and just plain enjoying our dogs.We hold private and group classes for pet owners, but are most passionate about training dogs through the Missouri...