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New Adventures Await!

I am happy to report that things have been falling into place for me the past month and a half. I was worried in March as summer was fast approaching, and nothing had been confirmed. 775 more words

Career

Professor Dogs: Would You Allow Dogs to Teach Your Kids?

Professor What?

Education is really evolving with the advent of technology and other aides for learning. Recently, Professor Dogs or dogs used to aid student learning have been gaining mainstream momentum in Western countries like the United States of America. 665 more words

Reflections

Guinea Pigs in Animal Assisted Therapy

What exactly is animal assisted therapy?

Let’s get some vocabulary out of the way so you know what the heck I’m talking about!

When volunteering with your piggy (or any approved animal for that matter), there are different types of activities that you can participate in. 953 more words

Guinea Pigs

A Dog A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Hey, you. Look at this puppy.

Now look at this puppy.

Oh my goodness, we can’t forget this one!

Alright, last one before I exercise (some) self-control. 889 more words

Love

Visiting UF's therapy dog, Sigmund

Scientific studies have shown that dogs can reduce stress, lower blood pressure and increase dopamine. With this in mind, several psychologists have begun to use dogs for Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT). 396 more words

Meet Violette & Chou Chou : our therapy dogs for children with autism and other special needs

I love my work. It’s such a pleasure working with the children at my learning center. They all have different personalities and different learning goals in place but one thing that everyone here shares is their LOVE for Violette and Chou Chou : our therapy dogs! 738 more words

Home Programs

Summit charts course for human animal interventions ethics, best practices

The Oakland University Center for Human Animal Interventions (CHAI) recently (August 12-14, 2015) hosted its first Learning Summit at the school’s Rochester, Mich., campus. The event brought together a small group of elite industry thought-leaders from around the country to discuss the state of the industry and review what’s needed for legitimacy and growth. 902 more words