Books and Guides on Pet Therapy Programs
Breeding and Genetics Resources
General Sources for Books and Guides
Every Dog's Legal Guide: A Must-Have Book for Your Owner by Mary Randolph, J.D. This book covers the world of laws as it relates to dogs.
The Rainbow Series: Dogs Who Help Non-fiction stories about dogs who help others in various ways, including as therapy and/or service dogs,perfect for use in reading to dogs programs and other child-focused canine-assisted therapies/programs.
There are a variety of publications available, even some videos, that can help you learn to get your dog ready for animal assisted therapy visits. Some you can purchase in any major bookstore, others you can order. Some of these books and guides I found by searching my local library system. I have indicated the library where they are stored, most are at University of California, Davis. That does not mean that they aren't available to you locally. The call letters for some of the publications listed should help you locate similar publications in your own library. Check with your local university and college libraries as well as general public libraries or check with various book sellers. In some cases I have included links to Dogwise.com, a wonderful seller of dog related books, video tapes and other items. I may receive a commission for purchases made using those links.
Resources for becoming a visiting pet volunteer:
Resources for starting a visiting pet volunteer program.
Animal Assisted Therapy Professional Resources.
Therapy Dogs: Training Your Dog To Reach Others
by : Kathy Diamond Davis Published by Howell Books.
Volunteering With Your Pet: How to Get Involved in Animal-Assisted Therapy With Any Kind of Pet
Mary R. Burch, Ph.D. Howell Book House
Therapy Dogs Today - Their Gifts, Our Obligation - Second Edition edited by Kris Butler
A Pet-Visitation Therapy Program -- Starting One and Keeping it Going
by Neal C. Jennings, Scottsdale, AZ ,1998
A 258-page workbook covering nearly every aspect of starting and continuing a program to serve from 1 to 100 health care centers. The two volumes have metal spring clips for easy removal of pages (forms and handouts) for copying. Subjects range from finding a headquarters to ultimate disposal of assets upon ceasing operations -- dealing with volunteers, residents, care center staff, veterinarians, media, IRS, incorporating, insurance, meetings, awards, and media coverage. See site: www.petsonwheelsscottsdale.com for detailed list of items covered. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting A Visiting-Animal Group
by Ann Howie
Written for the volunteer who wishes to start an animal-assisted therapy program, From the volunteer's perspective, simple and straightforward - enough, but not too much detail
The Tuskegee Behavior Test for Selecting Therapy Dogs
Caroline Schaffer, D.V.M. and John Phillips
A comprehensive how-to package for interpreting canine postures and screening dogs to work in nursing homes & hospitals To order, call (334)727-8122 or write to email@example.com
Canines In The Classroom
by Michelle Rivera
Raising humane children through interactions with animals. Includes lesson plans, case histories, suggestions for using animals in school settings.
Therapy Dogs Today - Their Gifts, Our Obligation
by Kris Butler
Highlights many of the new and creative ways people include dogs in clinical, educational, and crisis response settings. Offers new perspectives regarding the roles and responsibilities of handlers, trainers, and facility staff; and it re-examines the processes through which visiting dog and handler teams are validated.
PAT at Huntington training manual : a volunteer program of pet-assisted therapy
by Holli Pfau. Pasadena, Calif. : Huntington Memorial Hospital, c1990.
University of California, Davis HealthSci SF411.5 P7 1990
For more information write to Huntington Hospital, PAT Program, PO Box 7013, Pasadena, CA 91109.
Animal-Assisted Therapy And Activities: Study, Resource Guide, And Bibliography For The Use Of Companion Animals In Selected Therapies, 9Th Ed
by Phil Arkow"
May be also available from Phil Arkow. , 37 Hillside Rd., Stratford, NJ 08084 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Therapy Dogs: Compassionate Modalities Book & Dvd
by Kris Butler
An introduction to the important roles of dogs, handlers, staff, and trainers associated with every animal-enhanced intervention. The book provides key points from the video, also contains information relating to issues that are not addressed, or only cursorily addressed, in the DVD.
Handbook On Animal-Assisted Therapy
by Aubrey H. Fine (Editor)
Developing and Implementing Animal-Assisted Therapy for the Acute Care Hospital Setting
Pet-Oriented Child Psychotherapy
by Boris M. Levinson, Gerald P. Mallon
Animal facilitated therapy with the elderly, ill and disabled : an initial guide to the literature by Sharell Ann Reintsma. 1984.
University of California, Davis HealthSci SF411.5 R45 1984
Animal-assisted therapy and the severely disabled child: a quantitative study..(Abstract) Journal of Rehabilitation, Oct-Dec, 2001, by Kathryn Heimlich.
Companion Animals in Human Health by Cindy C. Wilson (Editor), Dennis C. Turner (Editor)
Why the Wild Things Are: Animals in the Lives of Children by Gail F. Melson
Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship
by Alan M. Beck, Aaron Honori Katcher, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (Foreword)
You Have A Visitor: Observations on Pet Visitation and Therapy by Renee Lamm Esordi, Alan M. Beck (Foreword)
The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Ability of Pets to Make and Keep People Happy and Healthy
Creature Comfort: Animals That Heal by Bernie Graham
In the Company of Animals : A Study of Human-Animal Relationships
by James Serpell
ISBN: 0521577799 l
Animals as Teachers and Healers: True Stories and Reflections Susan Chernak McElroy; paperback; 1998
Four Footed Therapist Janet Ruckert; paperback; 1987
The therapeutic value of animals. by Kim Kavanagh.
Lansing, MI : PAM AssistanceCentre ;
[Washington, DC] : U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Educational Resources Information Center, . Series title: PAM repeater ; no. 86.
UCSC McHenry ED 1.310/2:373462 Gov Pubs US Docs
CSL Main Lib ED 1.310/2:373462 Govt Pubs
Links to Therapy Dog Resources
More Service and Therapy Dogs publications from Dogwise.
Agility and Flyball publications from Dogwise.
Canine Reproduction by Phyllis Holst
Control Of Canine Genetic Diseases by George Padgett
P. O. Box 2778
Wenatchee WA 98807
e-mail to: email@example.com (formerly THE DOG AND CAT BOOK CATALOG from Direct Book Service)
Dog Lovers Bookshop
P. O. Box 20229
Greeley Square Station
New York NY 10001-0006
e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Working Dogs Bookstore, Therapy Dogs
The Working Dogs Bookstore
4M Dog Books
4-M Enterprises, Inc.
Everything In Dog Books
25450 Knoll Lane
Carmel, CA 93923
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