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A DOG WHO'S ALWAYS WELCOME - ASSISTANCE AND THERAPY DOG TRAINERS TEACH YOU HOW TO SOCIALIZE AND TRAIN YOUR COMPANION DOG
by Lorie Long
This book taps into the secrets of assistance and therapy dog trainers and shows you how to use focused foundation socialization training to make sure your dog is well behaved--even in unfamiliar environments loaded with distractions and temptations. It goes beyond typical behavioral training and basic commands.
Animals as Teachers and Healers: True Stories and Reflections
Susan Chernak McElroy; paperback; 1998
When the author triumphed over cancer, she gave credit to the love of the animals in her life. In "Animals as Teachers & Healers" McElroy shares her remarkable story, along with true stories from others who have been touched by the loving energies of animals.
ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY AND ACTIVITIES: STUDY, RESOURCE GUIDE, AND BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THE USE OF COMPANION ANIMALS IN SELECTED THERAPIES, 9TH ED
by Phil Arkow
Guide to research and applied programs in animal assisted therapy and human-animal bond studies in the U.S.
ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY IN COUNSELING
by Cynthia Chandler
Explains the history and practice of Animal Assisted Therapy in the field of counseling. The author developed and directs the Center for Animal Assisted Therapy at the Univ. of North Texas.
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.
CANINES IN THE CLASSROOM
by Michelle Rivera
Raising humane children through interactions with animals. Includes lesson plans, case histories, suggestions for using animals in school settings.
{short description of image} Handbook On Animal-Assisted Therapy
Aubrey Fine, ed.; 1999
Provides a comprehensive overview of the many ways in which animals can be used to assist therapists. Coverage includes how animals can be used to help with specific patient populations (children, the disabled, AIDS patients, etc.), how they can be used in specific settings (hospitals, prisons, independent practice, etc.), and how to select appropriate animals (species, breed, and individual temperament) and design an AAT program. Contributors represent the top people in the field from hospital settings, vet hospitals, animal training centers, and therapists in practice.
{short description of image} Kids & Animals: A Healing Partnership
AxisGears; VIDEO; 1999
A remarkable 1 hour video that takes you on an emotional journey as you explore the healing bonds formed between children and animals. You will meet some amazing children who face extreme challenges in their lives. You will be moved as animals take on the role of therapist. Their personal stories will make you cry and laugh and fill you with hope. An Award Winning Documentary, Family Approved. 1999. Running time: 60 minutes.
{short description of image} Organization & Management Of A K-9 Therapy Group
Jacqueline Root; paperback; 1990
Practical guide to assist potential therapy dog owners to form local clubs and set up programs and activities for use when visiting nursing homes, schools for the mentally retarded and physically handicapped, hospitals, and other facilities. Guidelines and suggestions regarding general requirements for membership, specific health and temperament requirements for dogs, agenda for the first meeting and follow-up contacts, ideas on how to generate income for group expenses. Tips on how to use obedience training for tricks and a chapter on teaching your dog to dance, speak, count, chase his tail, and more.
PENNY'S FROM HEAVEN - STORIES OF HEALING
by Patsy Swendson
Stories of Penny, a Golden Retriever who is a certified therapy dog. Illustrated with lovely drawings by Aundrea Hernandez.
PET PARTNERS HOME COURSE MANUAL
Delta Society
Volunteer training and animal screening manual for people involved in animal assisted activities. Manual includes articles, resources, bibliography; CD shows a program in action.
{short description of image} Pet Therapy: Study & Resource Guide To The Use Of Companion Animals In Selected Therapies, 8th Ed
Phil Arkow; spiral; 1998
A guide for the use of companion animals in selected therapies, this book starts with a definition of pet therapy and its history. Application in various types of facilities are discussed, and there is an extensive section on how to organize a pet therapy program. Part II covers sources for further information, some of which are university studies, others are specific programs in action. Also included are sample pet policies from various places, a directory of Federal and State agencies, and legislation affecting pet therapy programs. A must for anyone considering working in this field or developing a program!
{short description of image} Pets In Therapy
Margaret Abdill & Denise Juppe'; paperback; 1997
Use of all sorts of pets in therapy. Setting up a program, selecting pets, in-house pets or visitors, training pets, care of in-house pets, Examples of programs that have worked, case histories, much more! A well-written and valuable book.
PLAY THERAPY WITH KIDS & CANINES: BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENTAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH
by Risë VanFleet
Dr. VanFleet goes through the entire process of obtaining a dog for therapeutic uses, and all the ways in which that dog can be beneficial to the child. Her section on canine cotherapists in nondirective and directive play therapy is especially helpful for other play therapists seeking to incorporate dogs in their sessions.- Heidi G. Kaduson, PhD, RPT-S, Director, The Play Therapy Training Institute, Inc.
STARTING A VISITING-ANIMAL GROUP
Ann Howie
Written for the volunteer who wishes to start an animal-assisted therapy program, From the volunteer's perspective, simple and straightforward - enough, but not too much detail.
THE HANDLER FACTOR
by Ann Howie
Many AAI programs focus on the evaluation of the animals, when, in comparing the handler and the animal, it is the handler who has the greatest potential to do harm.

The Handler Factor provides detailed information on specific behaviors needed in therapy dog handlers for safety and success in visiting-animal programs.

THERAPY DOGS TODAY - THEIR GIFTS, OUR OBLIGATION
Kris Butler
2004 Dog Writers Assn. of America Writing Competition Nominee! Highlights many of the new and creative ways people include dogs in clinical, educational, and crisis response settings. Offers new perspectives regarding the roles and responsibilities of handlers, trainers, and facility staff; and it re-examines the processes through which visiting dog and handler teams are validated.
THERAPY DOGS: COMPASSIONATE MODALITIES BOOK & DVD
by Kris Butler
An introduction to the important roles of dogs, handlers, staff, and trainers associated with every animal-enhanced intervention. The book provides key points from the video, also contains information relating to issues that are not addressed, or only cursorily addressed, in the DVD.
THERAPY DOGS: TRAINING YOUR DOG TO REACH OTHERS
Kathy Diamond Davis
Dogs can reach out to the elderly, disabled and children as therapy dogs. Everything you need to train your dog to work in a care-giving facility, plus a complete course outline for teaching therapy dog classes!
WANTED! ANIMAL VOLUNTEERS, REVISED 2ND EDITION
Mary Burch
Get involved in Animal Assisted Therapy with any kind of pet. Learn where you can volunteer and how to work with people of differing abilities. Inspiring case histories.
{short description of image} You Have A Visitor: Observations on Pet Visitation and Therapy
Renee Lamm Esordi, Alan M. Beck; 2000
Animal-Assisted therapy (AAT) has become an accepted form of augmenting the healing processes that occur within the walls of healthcare facilities. The same joy and comfort animals provide at home can also benefit the eager patient or resident who awaits a visit from a volunteer and their pet. Photographer Renee Lamm Esordi accompanied volunteers and their pets on visits to hospitals, nursing homes, schools, a youth camp, and special functions.


 
 
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