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  1. Facilitators and Barriers to Assistance Dog Puppy Raisers' Engagement in Recommended Raising Practices

    Contributor(s):: Mai, D., Howell, T., Benton, P., Lewis, V., Evans, L., Bennett, P. C.

  2. The Effect of Play with Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Cheryl Delgado, Margaret Toukonen, Corinne Wheeler

    Introduction and Background: Stress can be impede learning and be a major cause of student attrition or failure to advance in studies at a timely pace. This is an increasing concern in academia. Some universities are working to create supportive student communities and a more home-like...

  3. Habitus and responsible dog-ownership: reconsidering the health promotion implications of 'dog-shaped' holes in people's lives

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    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Rogers, W., Riley, T.

    Responsible dog ownership has been identified as a point of intervention to promote physical activity, based upon an expectation of dog walking in public space. Nevertheless, quantitative research has found variability among owners in their dog walking. In this study, we explore the...

  4. An Examination of the Possible Benefits for Well-Being Arising from the Social Interactions that Occur while Dog Walking

    | Contributor(s):: Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.

  5. HABRI Central Case Studies: Animal-Assisted Crisis Response: Providing Comfort in Times of Need

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    | Contributor(s):: HABRI Central

    A volunteer with HOPE talks about how animals can provide comfort and support to people involved in and affected by crises and disasters. The support is provided not only to victims but to the first responders and volunteers.

  6. Helping Paws of Northwest Arkansas

    Helping Paws of Northwest Arkansas is a group of volunteers, who, together with their therapy animals, strive to make a difference in the lives of individuals through the human-animal bond. Their purpose is to support volunteer therapy teams who provide comfort and companionship by providing...

  7. Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs

    Roxy Reading is a donation dependent organization whose certified pet therapy teams promote literacy in schools and offer comfort to area youth navigating the court system.

  8. Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS)

    KPETS – Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services provides a network of dependable registered pet therapy teams whose passion is Touching Lives & Warming Hearts by providing comfort, encouragement and rehabilitation through human/animal interaction.

  9. The Possible Role of Companion-Animal Anthropomorphism and Social Support in the Physical and Psychological Health of Dog Guardians

    | Contributor(s):: Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.

  10. The gift of thunder

    | Contributor(s):: Simurro, Cie