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Articles Archive - Service Dogs

This Archive includes the best of the Service Dog articles featured on Working Dogs Cyberzine since 1996.
  • The Use of Service Dogs as an Adaptive Strategy - by Mary Michelle Camp
    This study explores the benefits and use of service dogs as well as how Occupational Therapists could better serve their clients by utilizing service dogs rather than some of the adaptive technology in many cases.

  • A Love Story- They named him "Pendulum," because he was constantly moving back and forth, back and forth through the house.
    He had more energy than it seemed possible for his canine body to contain typical for Australian shepherds, dogs bred to work all day herding sheep or cattle. They are an exuberant breed that thrives on, that needs activity. Read More...

  • Can Dogs Be Trained To Detect Epileptic Seizures? Maybe, Experts Say Deb Dalziel is a scientific researcher, and like most scientists, she tends to be pretty skeptical of theories that have not been proven conclusively. ( Read More...)

  • A Helping Paw: Guide Dogs Provide the Blind with Vision, Independence, and Love
    For years, the visually impaired have relied on guide dogs to be their eyes to the world. To many blind people, however, guide dogs are so much more than that. They are partners, companions, and dear friends they hold close to the heart. ( Read More...)

  • Assistance Dogs Internationals Public Access Test for Service Dogs defines a minimum requirement for assistance dogs. This is not the law, but a good starting point.

  • Jake the Visiting Dog teaches author Anka Andrews about the joys of sharing time and physical contact with those in need. Andrews shares her personal journey discovering how much her German Shepherd Dog gives to others when he is doing what he loves to do, and does so well.

  • Cel Hope shares evocative photos of her GSD Droll on his therapy visits at a local nursing home. The narrative is heart-warming, the photos eloquently show the outpouring of love and affection that flows between Droll the Therapy Dog and his charges.

  • Seaworthy canines are the focus at a Northwest boat show where dogs trained to assist on boats are put through their paces.

  • In Haven's Quest, Cheree Heppe relates the story of her guide dog's eventful rise from abandonment at a local shelter to working status as the author's competent and committed guide dog.

  • A lawsuit has been brought against the state of Hawaii by various plaintiffs who believe Hawaii's quarantine for dog guides violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Author Cheree Heppe discusses the recent changes in Hawaiian quarantine and the upcoming recommendations for further revisions of the state law in her investigative report, Is Hawaii Dogging Access for Blind's Guides?

  • There is a special significance to the encounter between a toddler and a therapy dog. The InterMountain Therapy Animals web site shares Nathan's story, demonstrating in word and picture how Aspen has been able to help Nathan break through his isolation and reach out and explore the world around him.

  • Service dog trainer Julie Wingate shares her love and admiration for the versatile German Shepherd dog in her informative review of the role of working service dogs, and her heartwarming story of one in particular.

  • The ADA in Brief by service dog trainer Julie Wingate provides some h elpful resources for those needing additional information about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) s afeguards accessibility for service dogs and their handlers.

  • Attorney Steve Skacevic summarizes the federal law that may protect your guide dog from a "No Pets" policy.

  • Service dog trainer Julie Wingate shares her love and admiration for the versatile German Shepherd dog in her informative review of the role of working service dogs, and her heartwarming story of one in particular.

  • There is a special significance to the encounter between a toddler and a therapy dog. The InterMountain Therapy Animals web site shares Nathan's story, demonstrating in word and picture how Aspen has been able to help Nathan break through his isolation and reach out and explore the world around him.

  • A lawsuit has been brought against the state of Hawaii by various plaintiffs who believe Hawaii's quarantine for dog guides violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Author Cheree Heppe discusses the recent changes in Hawaiian quarantine and the upcoming recommendations for further revisions of the state law in her investigative report, Is Hawaii Dogging Access for Blind's Guides?

  • In Haven's Quest, Cheree Heppe relates the story of her guide dog's eventful rise from abandonment at a local shelter to working status as the author's competent and committed guide dog.

  • The ADA in Brief by service dog trainer Julie Wingate provides some helpful resources for those needing additional information about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) safeguards accessibility for service dogs and their handlers.

  • Dogs for the Deaf.



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