Tootsie Greeting a Patient
Watch how Trisha’s Tootsie wants nothing more than to be in
someone’s lap. A good sign in a potential Animal Assisted Therapy
or Animal Assisted Activities dog!
AAA-AAT Excitability Test
One of the traits of a good AAT dog is low reactivity. Watch
how Czar, the big white Pyrenees, remains calm, while later
on, Border Collie Willie shows too much excitement to work
with children or the disabled.
Assistance Dogs International (Or does the “I” stand for Inspiring?) September 2014
Possibility Dogs: Review and Q&A with Susannah Charleson May 2013
Psychiatric Service Dogs May 2013
New DVD on Animal Assisted Therapy! April 2012
Therapy Dogs – Born or Made? January 2012
Therapy Dogs Today December 2011
Raw Diets and Assistance Dogs September 2010
Animal Assisted Therapy Through the Ages September 2010
Animal Assisted Therapy January 2010
Lending a Helping Paw: Is your dog a good fit for therapy duty?
Here’s the good news: It’s fun to train your dog! Here’s the bad news: You have to learn how. More good news: It’s not hard to learn. . . and this is a great place to get started.
If you’re interested in canine cognition, communication, social systems & nutrition (plus a host of other topics!), look here to start seeing your dog in an entirely new light!
Here’s help for dogs of every description, from cautious canines to feisty fidos. Click below for videos, articles, books and DVDs that will help you help your dog.
Links to other great websites & information on becoming a professional trainer or behaviorist, questions for your veterinarian, and everything in between!
"The Education of Will delves deep into the minds of people and dogs, and into the effects of trauma, showing that healing is possible. McConnell gives a voice to those who can’t speak in words and provides hope for fearful animals everywhere."
—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation.