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Service and Therapy Dogs Books and Videos

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.
A FRIEND LIKE HENRY. THE REMARKABLE TRUE STORY OF AN AUTISTIC BOY AND THE DOG THAT UNLOCKED HIS WORLD
by Nuala Gardner
A Friend Like Henry is a mother's heartwarming account of how her little boy conquered his autism with the help of a devoted family dog, a Golden Retriever.
ALL DOGS HAVE ADHD
by Kathy Hoopman
Following the style of the award-winning All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome, charming colour photographs of dogs bring to life familiar ADHD characteristics such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse.

This delightful book combines humour with understanding to reflect the difficulties and joys of raising a child with ADHD.

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.
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.
HANDBOOK ON ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY, 2ND EDITION
by Aubrey Fine, ed.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the many ways in which animals can be used to assist therapists. Contributors represent the top people in the field from hospital settings, vet hospitals, animal training centers, and therapists in practice.
HELLO, GOODBYE, I LOVE YOU - THE STORY OF ALOHA, A GUIDE DOG FOR THE BLIND
by Pamela Mueller
Tells the love journey and relationship between the guide dog raiser, a sight-impaired person and the dog, a yellow Labrador Retriever, Aloha.
KIDS & ANIMALS: A HEALING PARTNERSHIP DVD
by Kindred Souls
A remarkable DVD that takes you on an emotional journey as you explore the healing bonds formed between children and animals. Award Winning Documentary, Family Approved.
NOSE TO NOSE
by Barry Schieber
A memoir about healing. Recovering from emergency surgery in a foreign country, Barry Schieber finds himself buying a puppy to bring back to Montana. Sensing something therapeutic about Moritz, Barry comes upon a way to share this quality with others.
PARTNERS IN INDEPENDENCE: A SUCCESS STORY OF DOGS AND THE DISABLED
by Ed & Toni Eames
Provides an unique view of blind, deaf and physically disabled persons and the remarkable dogs that make it possible them to more fully participate in the world around them.
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.
PETS IN THERAPY
by Margaret Abdill & Denise Juppe'
Setting up a pet therapy program, selecting pets, in-house pets or visitors, training pets, care of in-house pets, plus programs that have worked, case histories and more!
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.
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.
STARTING A VISITING ANIMAL GROUP
by 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.
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!
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 FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (SERVICE EXERCISES) DVD
by Stewart Nordensson & Lydia Kelley
Demonstrates how to teach a dog service exercises such as retrieving dropped objects, pulling a wheelchair, etc. to assist a person with a disability.
TEAMWORK II: DOG TRAINING MANUAL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (SERVICE EXERCISES)
by Stewart Nordensson & Lydia Kelley
Provides examples of how certain service exercises were taught by people with various disabilities. Intended to give general ideas, stimulate your own creative processes and illustrate some of the difficulties you may encounter.
TEAMWORK: A DOG TRAINING MANUAL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (REVISED ED.)
by Stewart Nordensson & Lydia Kelley
Teaches people with physical disabilities to train their dogs in basic obedience as a foundation for service dog training!
THE GOLDEN BRIDGE: A GUIDE TO ASSISTANCE DOGS FOR CHILDREN CHALLENGED BY AUTISM OR OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
by Patty Dobbs Gross
While focused on children with developmental differences, the advice that Gross shares will be immensely helpful for anyone involved in breeding, raising, and training a dog to help any child socially, emotionally or educationally.
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
by 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
by Kathy Diamond Davis
Are you looking for a new and meaningful way to work with your dog? Do you want to improve the lives of those who because of illness or disability would benefit from visits with a volunteer canine “therapist”? Then think about becoming a Therapy Dog Team. Here is information you need to select, socialize and train your dog for this important and rewarding work. Learn about certification, liability, and getting started. New 2ND Edition.
WANTED! ANIMAL VOLUNTEERS, REVISED 2ND EDITION
by 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.
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.


 
 
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