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Successful Working Dogs: Select, Train, and Use Service and Therapy Dogs

Barbara L Lewis



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Total Publishing and Media
23 September 2019
Reference; Teaching of physically disabled students; Medicine; Health & Self-Help; Dog obedience & training
The last twenty years have seen an explosion of uses for working dogs. Service dogs are now asked to perform a variety of tasks for people with disabilities. And therapy dogs--once largely seen only at nursing homes--are now used for emotional support and motivation in schools, libraries, courts, universities, hospitals, churches and employee lounges.

This book provides positive-motivation training techniques for basic manners and specific tasks expected of working dogs. Beyond training these animals, the reader can learn to evaluate both the suitability of a working dog and the suitability of the dog's client.

A final goal of this book is to help working dog owners, clients, and trainers-- and dog owners in general--to understand the capabilities, needs and limitations of these dedicated animals.
By:   Barbara L Lewis
Imprint:   Total Publishing and Media
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 7mm
Weight:   195g
ISBN:   9781633021334
ISBN 10:   1633021335
Pages:   100
Publication Date:   23 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Successful Working Dogs: Select, Train, and Use Service and Therapy Dogs

With her usual kind tactfulness yet real-world experience, Barbara discusses subjects with the business of producing an excellent service dog. ... Whether you are training service dogs or interested in getting a service dog, this book will educate you about the ins and outs of starting on this journey. -- Brenda Aloff, trainer, author, and owner/operator of Heaven on Arf Training Center (Midland, Mich.) This book will provide the information you need to wisely choose the best animal to make the lives of those in need better and have a happy dog at the same time! -- Gregg Emmert, DVM, CCRP This is a must-read for anyone considering a companion dog for a child with special needs or an adult with unique requirements for navigating around their home or in public. Also essential for anyone considering selftraining a new puppy or working with an agency to obtain an already-trained companion dog. -- Yolanda Coronel, mother of child with special needs

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