It’s a first-hand personal account of the author’s own experiences with her mother who was affected by ADRD the last six years of her life, and her father who did everything in his power to take care of his wife of over 70 years. Her therapy dog, rufus played a major role by providing her parents gentle companionship at times and at other times interacting with them in a way that encouraged more activity.
A Dog Takes a Bite Out of Alzheimer's: Connections: Animal Assisted Therapy For Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias #ad - Inspired by what rufus and her mom accomplished together, after her mom’s death the author and Rufus continued to visit the other residents at her mom’s community. This book shows how some very ordinary activities can make a difference in a life in an extraordinary way. Sometimes, funny, sometimes heartbreaking.
But for anyone who wants to improve the quality of lives of those with ADRD, this is a must read. . A dog takes a bite out of alzheimer's is a book for people whose lives have been touched by Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias ADRD.
Professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions:Blue Dog Book Second EditionCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Formally trained healthcare and human service providers are responsible for driving the process beginning with specialized evaluations, establishment of goals and measurable outcomes for patients, clients, and students. Twenty-five activities from the first edition formerly titled Blue Dog Deck were combined with new content to produce Professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions: The Blue Dog Collection.
Best practices of aat and AAE involve a mutual respect between the professional, the dog, and the participant. Written by an occupational therapist that also trains dogs, this fully illustrated book describes ideas for all ages and abilities, and is useful for many professions within the interdisciplinary team.
This is one book in a series, and introduces different activities to meet these specialized goals. Animal assisted therapy AAT and animal assisted education AAE are very different than volunteer visitations. The navigation and implementation within professional framework is a complex process that fulfills very specific predetermined criteria.
Professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions:Blue Dog Book Second Edition #ad - Activities from over a decade of workshop contents and clinical application are included. Therapists, engaging, and participants of all ages and abilities have evaluated the activities and found them to be fun, dogs with intermediate skills, educators, veterinarians, safe and purposeful. Animals have gained significant roles in society including companions, confidants and visitors.
In addition, each activity considers the canine perspective, and makes recommendations for prerequisite skill sets for the dog, prior to joining in the activity.
Animal Assisted Therapy: Techniques and Exercices for Dog Assisted Interventions.Smiles Ctac, Incorporated #ad - All these exercises have contributed to achieving, previously established objectives and, by way of play, above all, have brought a smile to the faces of many individuals who our dogs have had the pleasure of working with. This book is intended as a guide for Animal Assisted Interventions professionals.
In it, experts and technicians will find abundant ideas for creating new activities that enrich their work and help attain their therapeutic goals. Over the course of all these years, our organization CTAC has proposed and put into practice myriad exercises for the world of animal assisted interventions.
Animal Assisted Therapy: Techniques and Exercices for Dog Assisted Interventions. #ad - Each and every one of them has been documented, evaluated and employed by the various professionals with whom we’ve had the pleasure of sharing our work.
Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals New Directions in the Human-Animal BondPurdue University Press #ad - In addition, authors emphasize the potential impacts to animals who provide trauma-informed services, and discuss how we can respect their participation and implement best practices and ethical standards to ensure their well-being. Likewise, in depth, authors explore, emerging practices and methodologies for helping people and communities thrive in the face of traumatic events and their long-term impacts.
A myriad of animal species and roles, therapy, including companion, and service animals are discussed. Authors also consider how animals are included in a variety of formal and informal models of trauma recovery across the human lifespan, with special attention paid to canine- and equine-assisted interventions and psychotherapy.
Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond #ad - Contributing authors, who include international experts in the fields of trauma and human-animal connection, examine how our relationships with animals can help build resiliency and foster healing to transform trauma. This book focuses on research developments, models, and practical applications of human-animal connection and animal-assisted intervention for diverse populations who have experienced trauma.
As animals are important in cultures all over the world, cross-cultural and often overlooked animal-assisted and animal welfare applications are also highlighted throughout the text. Physiological and psychological trauma are explored across three broad and interconnected domains: 1 child maltreatment and family violence; 2 acute and post-traumatic stress, terrorism, such as the ever-increasing occurrence of natural disasters, and developmental trauma; and 3 times of crisis, including military service, war, community violence, and anticipated or actual grief and loss.
The reader is offered a comprehensive understanding of the history of research in this field, as well as the latest advancements and areas in need of further or refined investigation.
Kyra's Canine Conditioning: Peak Performance - Coordination - Flexibility - Injury Prevention - RehabilitationQuarry Books #ad - Keeping dogs fit and healthy can increase their lifespan and limit vet visits as they get older. Learn innovative ways to work with props such as hoops, balance, stamina, balls, inflatables, and ladders as your dog improves in five components of fitness: flexibility, coordination, and strength. Physical fitness is just as important for dogs as it is for people.
Give your dog a new leash on life and turn the page to fitness! Now, you can get this same knowledge in the palm of your hand, with this book. An athlete herself, safe, kyra's passion for canine fitness led her to develop the widely popular Canine Conditioning Coach workshops which instruct dog owners on correct, and enjoyable techniques for improving their dog's fitness.
Kyra's canine conditioning Workshops Kyra's world-renowned books and dog training programs reached over a million people worldwide. Puppies can improve their coordination, confidence, and mental focus while senior dogs can work on their strength and balance. It reduces the risk of sports-related injury, joint problems, and arthritis.
Kyra's Canine Conditioning: Peak Performance - Coordination - Flexibility - Injury Prevention - Rehabilitation #ad - Each level builds upon previous skills with exercises that have been vetted to be effective and safe. A guided strategy of ConditioningThis book is split into four levels of increasing difficulty. Kyra sundance's widely popular Canine Conditioning workshops are now available in the palm of your hand, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and photos.
Dogs who are conditioned and healthy tend to live happier and more playful lives.
Animal-Assisted Interventions for Emotional and Mental HealthRoutledge #ad - Cynthia Chandler and colleague Dr. Tiffany otting present interviews with pioneering experts from the U. S. U. K. India, values, israel, and Hong Kong, revealing key beliefs, and ideas that are fundamental to animal-assisted interventions. Their words will inspire and guide current and future generations of practitioners, teachers, and researchers.
Animal-Assisted Interventions for Emotional and Mental Health #ad - . Animal-assisted interventions for Emotional and Mental Health provides a unique opportunity to learn from a variety of leaders in the field. Leading scholar Dr.
Teaming With Your Therapy Dog New Directions in the Human-Animal BondPurdue University Press #ad - This book reminds all handlers who work on teaming with their dogs that they must focus on their behavior, not just the animal’s. It provides general principles of teamwork that they can apply in their own way to work with their therapy dog. As the author writes, “the book explores a way of being conscious of what you do with and to your therapy dog to support him in his work.
It describes functional principles of behavior you can learn and use immediately, independently or together as a package. Using an exciting new methodology, the author outlines several STEPs for teaming with your dog: Speak conversationally, keep your eyes on your dog, maintain close proximity to your dog, stay in touch with your dog, and most importantly be fully present.
Professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions: Gray Dog BookIndependently published #ad - Written by an occupational therapist that also trains dogs, the Gray Dog Collection is a fully illustrated book that describes nearly 50 new activities for participants of all ages and abilities. The domestication of dogs has led us across a very meaningful journey. The gray dog collection includes introductory and intermediate content such as discussions about screening people for participation, modification of activities, intervention goals, screening dogs for the job, precautions and professional responsibilities.
Over time, dogs have been recognized for their natural healing ability to perform volunteer work within healthcare and human service environments. Around the world, dogs are seen as confidants, family members, and a large part of our social network. Like other books in the series, the gray dog Collection offers practitioners and educator’s valuable considerations from the canine perspective, and makes recommendations for prerequisite training skill sets, prior to joining in the activity.
Professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions: Gray Dog Book #ad - The series of books titled professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions is meant to initiate a learning experience for those who include dogs in healthcare, human services, and education. Readers are taken through activities step by step to identify the therapeutic value, supplies needed, precautions, modification ideas, and dog welfare, well-being and training.
Therapists, and participants of all ages and abilities have evaluated the activities and found them to be fun, dogs with intermediate skills, educators, engaging, veterinarians, safe and purposeful. Activities from over a decade of workshop contents and clinical application are included. In recent times, the human-animal bond is recognized as a legitimate intervention within traditional and non-traditional healthcare, social sciences, and education.
Service Dog Coaching: A Guide for Pet Dog TrainersDogwise Publishing #ad - Service Dog Coaching: A Guide for Pet Dog Trainers #ad - Add service dog coaching to your training Business!Like many pet dog trainers, you may be getting questions from clients looking for help training a service dog. She provides what you need to know to become a successful service dog coach. Despite the growing demand, even highly skilled trainers need additional education and preparation to take on this kind of work.
Author, veronica sanchez, teaches professional trainers how to help owners with disabilities train a service dog.
Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Foundations and Guidelines for Animal-Assisted InterventionsAcademic Press #ad - In the 15 years since the first edition of Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy published, the field has changed considerably. The fourth edition of the handbook highlights advances in the field, with 11 new chapters and over 40% new material. In reading this book, therapists will discover the benefits of incorporating animal-assisted therapy AAT into their practices, how to design and implement animal-assisted interventions, best practices in animal-assisted intervention, and the efficacy of AAT with different disorders and patient populations.
Coverage includes the use of aat with children, trauma, as well as people with chronic disorders, the elderly, those receiving palliative care, AIDS, and autistic spectrum disorders. Additional chapters cover techniques for working with families, in juvenile and criminal justice systems, and in colleges and universities.
Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Foundations and Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions #ad - Summarizes efficacy research on aatidentifies how to design and implement animal assisted interventionsProvides methods, and guidelines for AATDiscusses AAT for children, the elderly, standards, and special populationsDescribes AAT use in different settingsIncludes 11 new chapters and 40% new material.
Dog Smart: Evidence-based Training with The Science DogCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Dog smart” will not only help you to be a better trainer, but will give you the tools for communicating the most current information about dogs to others - including the popular Science Dog character, neighbor Joe who happens to know a lot about dogs. So, how “dog smart” are you? what do you know or wish to know about the dog’s history, understanding of humans, perceptions, and responses to different training methods? These topics and more come under the scrutiny of the Science Dog in Linda Case’s latest myth-busting book.
Dog Smart: Evidence-based Training with The Science Dog #ad - Anyone who lives with and loves dogs knows that they are smart. They understand our body language and emotions, are devoted companions, can be trained to perform important services, and enjoy walks, tricks, dog sports or just hangin’ out on the couch. Really smart. Learn to separate fact from fiction about the relationship between dogs and wolves, whether dominance should be a factor in dog training, what forms of reinforcement work best, and how to apply evidence-based training methods.