Looking for an activity to strengthen the bond with your dog, while helping others? Learn how to become involved in Animal Assisted Interventions, and cherish your dog in an entirely different way. In this half-day seminar DVD, you’ll learn:
What research tells us about the value of AAI
How to know if your dog is a prospect
What makes a good handler
Ways to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls
How to ensure that your dog is safe and enjoying himself
Lending a Helping Paw illustrates how you and your dog can participate effectively and professionally in Animal Assisted Interventions, joining thousands of established teams in helping others. You’ll learn why dogs can be so therapeutic (the miracle of oxytocin!), why uber-friendly dogs aren’t always the best candidates, the importance of the handler/dog/facility team, subtle signs of stress that tell you your dog needs a break, and where to go for more information and certification.
Who Should Buy
Animal Assisted Interventions are wonderful ways to engage your dog in an experience gratifying to you both. Here’s a way to learn how to get involved, what dogs are appropriate and how to ensure that the experience is a win/win/win for you, your dog and the recipient.
Who could say it better than Karen Lasker, Executive Director of the Brody Project for AAT? “Invaluable for anyone interested in doing therapy work with their dog, and the perfect recruitment and training tool for established programs…It’s the ABCs for doing AAT right!”
“Invaluable for anyone interested in doing therapy work with their dog, and the perfect recruitment and training tool for established programs…It’s the ABCs for doing AAT right!” -Karen Lasker, Executive Director of The Brody Project for AAT
“This wonderful new DVD from Patricia McConnell is perfect not only to those who want to begin a ‘therapy’ program, but also to those who already have programs in place. Each copy will become an invaluable resource to be viewed multiple times.” -Diane Pelton, Pet Pals Volunteer
“I love all [the DVDs] and the new therapy dog video [Lending a Helping Paw] is my current favorite.
I really appreciate the clarity of the explanations and the interface with observations of behaviors
that make a good therapy canine. I’ve been a therapy dog trainer/evaluator for 12 years and
it is the best video I’ve seen on the topic.” -Kay Scott on Facebook
Publisher: McConnell Publishing Ltd.
Video Taped and Edited: Tawzer Dog Videos
DVD Release Date: March 2012
Location: Half day seminar taped in Naples, FL
Number of Discs: 2
Run Time: 2 HRS 33 MINS
Publish Date: March 2012
Focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of our dogs, this “insightful,” and “compelling” book can revolutionize your relationship with your dog. There’s a reason it’s been translated into 13 languages!