Corgis, Pomeranians, Saint Bernards, and Labrador Retrievers. What do all of these furry friends have in common? They can all be a part of a group known as therapy dogs. Therapy dogs are specially trained dogs who can help a variety of people in different settings. Imagine one day you are in a crowded area and all of a sudden you can't breath and are panicking because there are so many people around you. A therapy dog could help you in this situation by walking around you and clearing a path as you walk. Therapy dogs can also help people who suffer from physical disabilities such as impaired seeing or someone who is likely to have seizures. In John Ensminger's book Service and Therapy Dogs in American Society he states that, "Some dogs appear to detect physiological
Due to a lack of research in CAT and the fact that most AAT involves the use of canines, it will be assumed in this paper that if canines are not mentioned in the research, the effectiveness of CAT may be equal to the effectiveness of AAT (National Service Animal Registry, 2017). Sable (2013) suggested that a relationship with a family pet, especially a dog or cat, reflects certain aspects of attachment which may result in a sense of comfort and connection to individuals. Sable came to this conclusion using the ethological-evolutionary framework of attachment, neuroscience, and animal studies. He concluded that there is now convincing scientific evidence that companion animals have positive effects on psychological and physical well-being, helping shape how people regulate their emotions, deal with stress or trauma, and relate to others (Sable,
They stayed like that, dog and handler, until at last the helicopter arrived and whisked them both away.” (Paterniti, pg.8) In addition, dogs are very loyal and loving to their military owner. … “Zenit refused to leave Jose’s side.” (Paterniti, pg.5) Michael Paterniti tells in the story…
Did you know that diabetes service animals can smell a person's breath and blood? This allows them to recognize if their owners blood sugar is too high or too low. This can be a good tool for people whose blood sugar drops very fast. Service animals benefit a person’s life by allowing their owners to have someone around at all times, getting their owners moving, and helping owners with everyday tasks.
Assistance dogs today do not receive as much credit as they deserve. One may be asking what is an assistance dog? According to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), an assistance dog is, “Any guide dog, signal dog, or other animals individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability” (“Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business”). Only .9 % of disabled people have a service dog, and in the U.S. 43 million people were recorded to have disabilities back in 1990 (Service Dog Central). There needs to be a bigger emphasis on the training programs available for assistance dogs, and how they can benefit our community. Currently, the media tends to focus on raising funds for troubled animals. While this is an important need, there is a greater need for increased funding for service animals and awareness of the many ways they contribute to society.
According to the “Service dogs to the rescue” article, the text states that, the dogs help the owners or the people in need a lot of help. Service dogs mean a lot to their owners. They help out people with, picking up things off of the ground and pulling and pushing wheelchairs.
Madison Bumgarner Mrs. Gallos English III Honors 22 March 2018 Is Your Service Dog Legally Certified? Even though many people believe emotional support dogs are considered service dogs and should have the same rights as the others, owners of service dogs are treated unfairly because of the increase in numbers of fake service dogs. This affects the ability for one to use a service dog to its full potential. People cannot be asked to leave a public place if the business thinks it is a fake dog because some service dogs are simply under-trained. The population of those using fake service dogs or emotional support animals are ruining the ability for the disabled to use them without being questioned.
Paragraph 1: Introduction Imagine living in a world where there is less stress, fewer emotional problems, people are happy and healthy, and those who have a physical disability no longer have to depend on others for assistance. There are disabled people who need help getting around and doing daily chores. There are some adults and children who are in poor health and need to become more active to stay healthy, and do not forget the elderly who are sometimes isolated and need a little companionship. The intelligent solution would be for everyone to have a pet, not just those mentioned above. There are several benefits of owning a pet; they can provide support to the disabled, they help people keep physically fit, and they inspire the lonely
Somervill is studying the effects of pet therapy on the emotions of nursing home patients. Dr. Somervill is studying the effects of pet therapy on the affective development of nursing home patients. Do you think Dr. Somervill's new pet therapy program will change the affect of nursing home patients? Of course it will! With Charlie the pit bull, you can't go wrong!
Good afternoon ladies and gentleman! I am Hunter Johnson. I attend school at St.Paul Elementary school and I am in the eighth grade. Can owning a pet reduce stress? Many pets can reduce stress. When I was old enough to understand that my parents were divorced I was heartbroken. Then my mom and I got a pet which was a dog named Rocky to cheer me up. Rocky took away most of the stress from going to different homes from the divorce. Now all of it is gone away because Rocky was there for comfort and I have gotten used to it. I think owning a pet is important because maybe if anyones blind they can go get a trained dog to take them and guide them, if anyone is having trouble with their family they can go pet their pet for comfort, and pets are fun to play with when I am bored.
Pets are finally putting to use their years of stimulating socialization and bonding skills in an effective therapeutic manner. Pet therapy or more technically referred to as animal-assisted therapy, is a supervised interaction between an individual and a trained animal. According to a research article titled
Studies have shown that animal therapy can decrease anxiety and pain, lower blood pressure and help alleviate depression, while offering companionship and a distraction from treatments. The Sobiech family decided to adopt a puppy named, Daisy, to help them through the hard times. She was like a furry panacea. As Daisy’s little tiff with the puppy in the mirror played out, we all turned and regarded her for a moment, then looked at one another as we wiped the tears from our faces. The tension and sadness shifted so easily into torrents of laughter, and I realized what a blessing this little beast was (Sobiech 75).
While many pet owners claim that their pets actually do make them feel better, there are still some skeptics. However, research studies show that pets do have a very positive impact on various aspects of our health. In fact, according to “In Their Innocence and Wisdom” by Lilly Calandrello, studies have correlated pet ownership with the following health benefits: lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, better psychological health, lower heart attack rates, higher survival rates following coronary heart disease, enhanced self-esteem and social interaction. So as people take care of their companion animals, the animals are in turn taking care of their