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From Shelter To Service Dog

Author : Rick Dillender
ISBN : 0989381609
Genre : Dogs
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From Shelter To Service Dog is a practical guide for creating a calm, stable state of mind in your dog that allows access to rehabilitation and advanced training. The information presented here is the culmination of years of experience working with hundreds of families for various issues. This method is also the foundation of our Service Dog training programs for a wide range of disabilities, including PTSD, epilepsy, diabetes, mobility needs, autism and others. Understanding how to regulate behavior and attitudes in a dog is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship, whether adopting a new pet, training a Service Dog or working to resolve a severe behavioral issue that has been with a family for years. Shaping behavior is about understanding that dogs have needs that have to be filled for them to give stable behavior back. Once their needs are addressed, excitement, stress and anxiety can be resolved to provide access to new behaviors.
Category: Dogs

Ptsd And Service Dogs

Author : Rick Dillender
ISBN : 1500419613
Genre : Pets
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"PTSD and Service Dogs: A Training Guide for Sufferers" is a comprehensive training manual about how to apply a Service Dog as an intervention and daily maintenance tool for managing chronic PTSD. It includes a review of the symptoms and issues of PTSD as well as a comprehensive training program for guided or self-training a Service Animal. It also includes the complete text of "From Shelter to Service Dog: A Practical Guide to Canine Behavioral Rehabilitation" by Rick and Heather Dillender as well as complete training guides for the AFPDT (A Fresh Perspective Dog Training) approach to Service Animal training. This guide contains everything a person needs to know to take a dog through the process of creating stable, reliable working behaviors as well as how to resolve any behavioral issues a dog may have or develop. The AFPDT method has been used by non-profits for Veterans with PTSD as well as many individual clients with PTSD from many different sources, both military and civilian. It is an invaluable resource for those that are interested in using a Service Dog for managing PTSD.
Category: Pets

Service Dogs

Author : Tom Coleman
ISBN : 9780998546421
Genre : Pets
File Size : 47.90 MB
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How unwanted dogs are rescued and then trained as service dogs to help people with disabilities. WINNER--2016 Midwest Book Award. All proceeds will go to the 501(c)(3) charity, Pawsitivity Service Dogs. "Simply astonishing in its volume, information, approach-ability, readability, transparency, experienced voice, helpfulness/usefulness and honesty. It's inspirational, as well as competent, realistic, transparent, practical'. Its tone is forthright but kind."--Dr. Beth Rausch, DVM, University of Wisconsin, River Falls "Our service dog is better than any medication. She has not just helped my daughter but the whole family. Millie is the best, most loving and loyal companion for my daughter. Tom and Julie of Pawsitivity are the kind of people that really care and just keep giving. I can not say thank you enough."--James Artisensi, father of a child with a Pawsitivity service dog
Category: Pets

Found Dogs

Author : Elise Lufkin
ISBN : 9780762794492
Genre : Pets
File Size : 90.58 MB
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By the author and photographer of Second Chances, more wonderful profiles of people and their adopted dogs.
Category: Pets

Lucky Dog Lessons

Author : Brandon McMillan
ISBN : 9780062478962
Genre : Pets
File Size : 90.44 MB
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The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.
Category: Pets

Dogs Of Courage

Author : Lisa Rogak
ISBN : 9781250021755
Genre : Pets
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A celebration of the amazing canines who perform feats of bravery every day Dogs don't just make lovable pets. They also work at an incredible number of jobs, helping humans in countless ways. From working with search-and-rescue teams to find missing persons to helping patients recover from injuries, Lisa Rogak covers the many ways in which dogs are an essential part of our world. And she tells the surprising stories of regular dogs who have gone above and beyond to help their owners—and even each other. Dogs of Courage reveals the heartwarming and awe-inspiring stories of these hard-working dogs, from the training they receive to the ways we honor their sacrifices and reward their years of service. Affirming what every dog lover knows, this book shows how deep a dog's loyalty and friendship can go.
Category: Pets

Reporting For Duty

Author : Tracy J. Libby
ISBN : 9781620082195
Genre : Pets
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Hundreds of thousands of military veterans seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) each year. Service dogs have been used for many years in the civilian sector to help their disabled owners perform necessary tasks in daily life; likewise, the organized use of therapy dogs to bring comfort and companionship to hospital and nursing-home patients dates back more than four decades. Reporting for Duty explores the unique and special bond between wounded warriors—especially those suffering from PTSD—and their service dogs and discusses the vital work of therapy dogs who visit VA hospitals and military rehabilitation facilities. Author Tracy Libby tells the true stories of disabled veterans who have been touched, assisted, and enriched by the dogs in their lives, and the new lease on life is reciprocal: many of these service and therapy dogs have been rescued from shelters and specially trained for their jobs. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit a veterans’ service-dog organization. INSIDE REPORTING FOR DUTY: •True stories of physically and mentally disabled veterans who count on service dogs for assistance with daily tasks. •An explanation of PTSD and how it affects military veterans. •How therapy dogs and service dogs are selected and trained for their jobs. •Rescuing shelter dogs to train for therapy and service work. •How the military is training dogs to accompany soldiers on deployments. •A look at the bond between people and dogs and the positive effects it has on both
Category: Pets

To The Rescue

Author : Elise Lufkin
ISBN : 9781602397729
Genre : Nature
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The author of the best-selling Found Dogs combines duotone photographs with inspiring profiles of dogs and cats who have emerged from abuse-marked backgrounds to become assistance animals working as nursing home therapy pets, service animals for the blind and more.
Category: Nature

Every Dog Has A Gift

Author : Rachel McPherson
ISBN : 9781101186022
Genre : Pets
File Size : 89.72 MB
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BETTY WHITE on EVERY DOG HAS A GIFT: "This book gives us some specific examples of the unique therapy that dogs provide when it is needed most. Enjoy a good read, after which I’m sure you will appreciate your own dog even more.” Inspiring stories of dogs who do good. Anyone who has ever had a relationship with a dog will tell you: They want nothing more than to give love and be loved in return. In Every Dog Has a Gift, Rachel McPherson draws on her experience as the founder and executive director of The Good Dog Foundation, the largest animal-assisted therapy organization on the East Coast, to share the amazing stories of dogs that bring hope and healing into our lives. Much has been said about the heroic roles dogs played following September 11th and Hurricane Katrina in providing support and comfort for the families and victims of these terrible tragedies, but the truth is that millions of dogs around the world are heroes every day. These therapy and service dogs (and often quite ordinary, "uncertified" dogs just like your own!) can: *serve as the perfect audience for kids who need help with practicing and improving their reading skills; *hold troubled families together; *provide a calm and centering presence for autistic children, and *help individuals who have lost the ability to walk to more easily navigate the world. Every Dog Has a Gift is a celebration of the gift that each and every dog possesses: the ability to bring the healing power of unconditional love into our lives.
Category: Pets