ANIMAL-ASSISTED INTERVENTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM
by Merope Pavilides This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills, including sensory and social skills, to manage challenging behaviors, and improve quality of life.
Chelsea : The Story of a Signal Dog
Paul Ogden; Hard Cover; 1992
Paul Ogden, a deaf college professor, and his wife Anne, who is hard of hearing, discovered their 'ears' in Chelsea, a beautiful, gentle Belgian sheepdog. Instead of herding sheep, like her ancestors, Chelsea works as a signal dog, helping the Ogdens live as normally as possible. She 'tells' them if someone is at the door or on the phone, and wakes them when the alarm has gone off. She even reacts to the sound of strange voices and unusual noises. 0316633755
CLICKER TRAIN YOUR OWN ASSISTANCE DOG DVD/CD SET
by Barbara Handelman These DVDs empower people with disabilities to train their own dogs basic skills like targeting as well as more advanced skills such as retrieving, scent discrimination, and assisting with tasks of daily living. Clear instructions on the training of various skills are relevant to animal assisted therapy handlers as well as assistance dog handlers. The series is invaluable for people with disabilities seeking to train their pet dog or an assistance dog, and is equally important for the professional pet dog trainer who would like to more effectively work with clients with disabilities.
Follow My Leader
James B. Garfield, Robert Greiner; Paperback
After Jimmy is blinded in an accident with a firecracker, he has to relearn all the things he used to know. With the help of a determined therapist, he learns to read Braille and to use a cane. Then he's given the chance to have a guide dog. Learning to work with Leader is not easy, but Jimmy tries harder than he ever has before.
Helping Hounds: Assistance Dogs
Alison Hornsby ; Paperback; 2000
Examines exactly what is involved in training a Guide dog, Hearing dog, Dog for the Disabled, and Therapy Dog, from puppyhood right through to adulthood. Heart-warming case histories are also featured, where owners talk about their personal experiences of sharing life with an assistance dog, describing the wonderful ways in which their canine helpers have improved their lives.
Helping Paws: Service Dogs
(Cover-to-Cover Informational Books: Unsung Heroes)
Jane Duden; Paperback; 1998; Ages 9-12
Explains what a service dog does and how it is trained and introduces some Helping Paws dogs and their people.
Leader Dogs For The Blind
Margaret Gibbs ; 1982
About people who are sightless, the dogs that lead them and Leader Dogs for the Blind, the largest training school for guide dogs in the world. Contents: History, Leader dogs today, the training staff, choosing the potential guide dog, breeding and puppy programs, puppy tests, foster families, beginning dog-beginning trainer, basic training, putting it all together, ready for placement, working with a dog-thoughts from the blind who are now working with a canine companion. **Does contain some specific training processes, but certainly not a complete course!
Lend Me An Ear: Temperament, Selection And Training Of The Hearing Ear Dog
Martha Hoffman ; Paperback; 1999
Temperament, selection and training of the Hearing Ear Dog. Only thing currently available specifically on the subject. Part One: Hearing Dog Basics (What is a hearing dog? The naturals: Reactivity and its impact on temperament, How reactivity affects hearing dog potential); Part Two: Behind the Hearing Dog Temperament (Classifying dogs by function, successful hearing dog, shelter dog behavior); Part Three: Testing Potential Hearing Dogs (Temperament Testing concepts, Temperament tests for hearing dog suitability, training basics, training sound alerting.) All training methods are positive: author recommends Don't Shoot the Dog, Smart Trainers, Brilliant dogs, Good Owners, Great Dogs, and the Teamwork books.
LOOKING OUT FOR SARAH
by Glenna Lang
As we get to know Perry, a black Labrador guide dog, we learn about the ways a guide dog helps a blind person and their deeply affectionate, symbiotic partnership.
Osofsky; paperback; 1992
Buddy is the best dog a boy could have. He and his master are always together. They play ball and go for walks, and take good care of each other. Nothing can separate them. They're a team, because Buddy is a Golden Retriever service dog; his young master has muscular dystrophy. Beautifully illustrated, entertaining and informative. Ages 5 to 10 years.
Rugby & Rosie
Nan Parson Rossiter; Hardcover
Rugby, the family's beloved Labrador retriever, finds himself unhappy with the new house guest, Rosie, a puppy brought home to be trained as a guide dog, but they soon become the closest of friends, until she has to leave to do the important work for which she is trained.
SMOKE ALARM TRAINING FOR YOUR DOG
by Anders Hallgren
Simple step-by-step program and illustrative pictures show how dog owners can have a smoke alarm trained dog in just a few weeks.
TAKE A BOW...WOW/BOW WOW TAKE 2 DVD
by Virginia Broitman & Sherri Lippman
Two videos now combined into one new DVD! Both parts contain a collection of fun and functional dog tricks, many suitable for assistance dog training, and taught using clickers
Well-done and enjoyable, training techniques are based on positive reinforcement, and the video comes with a clicker. Tricks include, take a bow, play dead, ring a bell (when you need to go out), open and close doors, wave, chase your tail, and retrieve your leash, are just some of the tricks included. Endorsed by Karen Pryor.
TEAMWORK FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DVD
by Stewart Nordensson & Lydia Kelley
*Won the Dog Writer's Association of America's Award, Best CD/DVD of 2003! This DVD will show you how to teach your dog basic obedience commands, offering various techniques and methods that will work for people who are ambulatory, people who use canes, crutches, or walkers, people in manual wheelchairs and people who use power chairs.
TEAMWORK II: DOG TRAINING MANUAL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (SERVICE EXERCISES)
Stewart Nordensson & Lydia Kelley; Paperback; 1998
This second book in the series provides examples of how certain service exercises were taught by people with various disabilities. They are intended to give general ideas, stimulate your own creative processes and illustrate some of the difficulties you may encounter. Training a service dog is hard work, but should still be fun for both handler and dog, and this book will help you keep your sense of humor and your perspective!
TEAMWORK: A DOG TRAINING MANUAL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Stewart Nordensson & Lydia Kelley; Paperback; 1997
Teaches people with physical disabilities to train their dogs in basic obedience as a foundation for service dog training! Easy to read and follow with the emphasis on positive attitude, praise and food reward, explains equipment for the novice handler and makes it very clear that people with disabilities CAN train their own dogs to be better behaved friends and companions. Explores canine behavior and behavior problems, including recognizing, preventing and correcting them. **Suggestions for adapting training methods for those in wheelchairs, on crutches, etc. This great new book meets a long-standing need!! Highly recommended! 143 pages
The Guide Dog Mystery (Boxcar Children Mysteries, No 53)
Gertrude Chandler Warner, et al; Paperback
At the Greenfield Guide Dog School, Jason, the school's instructor, shows the children how he trains dogs to lead the blind. The Aldens watch as Anna, a new student, learns to use her guide dog Ginger. Strange things soon start happening at the school, and when Ginger is stolen from the kennel, the Boxcar Children are on the case.
The Trouble With Tuck
Theodore Taylor; Hardcover
Winner of the California Young Readers Medal in 1984, this is the poignant, triumphant story of a thirteen-year-old girl who trains her blind dog to trust and follow a seeing-eye companion dog.
Trained Retrieve Part I "Hold" & Part II "Fetch"
Jim and Phyllis Dobbs; Video Tapes These Tapes although produced for Hunting Dogs, Provide the information to do a reliable forced retrieve with an assistance dog.
Develop a reliable retrieve in the field using proven methods perfected by Jim and Phyllis Dobbs. Now training can be easy for you and your dog. These videos don't just look at already-trained dogs, but present dogs of a variety of temperaments at different stages of learning to give you a complete picture of the training process. They feature many training tips and handling techniques to help make training go smoothly for you and your dog. Part I, "Hold," teaches you how to gain control of the dog's mouth through his understanding of the "Hold" command. Part I includes holding birds calmly; carrying game birds, large and small, without chewing or dropping; releasing the bird promptly on command; and reinforcing "Hold" with the electronic collar. Part II, "Fetch," covers introducing the "Fetch" command; reinforcing "Fetch" with the electronic collar; teaching a quick pick-up and prompt return; delivering to hand; beginning the "Back" command; entering water on command; and solving common problems, such as nipping back at the bird after delivery
WORKING LIKE DOGS - THE SERVICE DOG GUIDE BOOK
by Marcie Davis & Melissa Bunnell The A-Z resource book for service dogs. A must read for anyone who is considering a service dog, has a service dog, is responsible for the care of a service dog, or anyone who wants to learn more about the service dog partnership.