Tawzer Dog | Lending a Helping Paw: A Guide to Animal Assisted Therapy

Lending a Helping Paw: A Guide to Animal Assisted Therapy

Video Description:

Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities are improving the health and well-being of patients and residents in hospitals and facilities all over the country. Learn how you and your dog can participate effectively and professionally, and join thousands of already established teams in helping others. In this half-day seminar, you will discover which dogs are appropriate, how to prepare both you and your dog, how to avoid common pitfalls, and the art of reading your dog to ensure that he or she is enjoying the process.

"Invaluable for anyone interested in doing therapy work with their dog, and the perfect recruitment and training tool for established programs...It's the ABCs for doing AAT right!"

-Karen Lasker, Executive Director, The Brody project for AAT

Presentation by: Patricia McConnell, PhD

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Presenter Bio:

Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted with cat and dog lovers for over twenty-two years. She combines a thorough understanding of the science of behavior with years of practical, applied experience. Her nationally syndicated radio show, Calling All Pets, played in over 110 cities for fourteen years and her television show Petline played on Animal Planet for two and a half years. She is the behavior columnist for The Bark magazine (“the New Yorker of Dog Magazines”) and is Adjunct Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching "The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships." Dr. McConnell is a much sought after speaker and seminar presenter, speaking to training organizations, veterinary conferences, academic meetings and animal shelters around the world about dog and cat behavior, and on science-based and humane solutions to serious behavioral problems. She is the author of thirteen books on training and behavioral problems, as well as the critically acclaimed books The Other End of the Leash (translated now into 14 languages), For the Love of a Dog and Tales of Two Species. Patricia lives with her Border Collie Willie, her cat Sushi and a very spoiled flock of sheep, and suffers from separation anxiety when she leaves them.

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This video qualifies for 1 trainer CEUs and 1.5 behavior consultant CEUs