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Author Howie, Ann R., 1955- author

Title Teaming with your therapy dog / Ann R. Howie ; foreword by Suzanne Clothier and Kirby Wycoff, PsyD
Published West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (180 pages)
Series New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond
New directions in the human-animal bond.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; The Therapy Dog's Bill of Rights; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Need for Different Ways of Handling; Chapter 2: The Foundation: Be Fully Present; Chapter 3: Behavior Is Information; Chapter 4: Maintain Close Proximity to Your Dog; Chapter 5: Keep Your Eyes on Your Dog; Chapter 6: Stay in Touch with Your Dog; Chapter 7: Speak Conversationally; Chapter 8: The Therapy Dog's Bill of Rights; Chapter 9: Putting It All Together; Appendix A: Dog Behavior Checklist; Appendix B: Some Terrific Resources
Summary Todays therapy-dog handlers recognize the need to be teammates with their dogs. Teaming with ones dog involves unobtrusively providing physical and emotional support as well as respectful guidance in what to do. Being a teammate requires attention to our own behavior, not just our dogs. This book reminds all handlers that being conscious of what we do with our dogs helps them do their best work, and also can increase the effectiveness of our visits. Teaming with Your Therapy Dog teaches the STEPs of Teamwork and how those STEPs fit with the Therapy Dogs Bill of Rights. These general principles
Notes Print version record
Subject Dogs -- Psychology.
Dogs -- Therapeutic use.
Human-animal relationships.
Animal Assisted Therapy.
Bonding, Human-Pet.
Dogs -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Clothier, Suzanne, author of introduction, etc
Wycoff, Kirby, author of introduction, etc
ISBN 1612493874 (e-book)
9781612493879 (e-book)