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Therapy Dogs Today: Their Gifts, Our Obligation

by Kris Butler (Author)

Book Description
As more and more people adjust to the physical and emotional challenges of
today's chaotic world, therapy dogs are proving their worth in diverse settings.
No one knows this better than Kris Butler. Her workshops integrate the science
of human health and education with the magic of hands-on interactions with
appropriate dogs to teach health care providers, educators, volunteers,
assessors, and dog trainers across the United States the most effective and
ethical ways to include dogs in settings that enhance human healing, learning
and self-awareness.

At last she's written a book in which she explores the complex professional and
ethical issues that surround the environments in which therapy dogs work and
volunteer. Therapy Dogs Today: Their Gifts, Our Obligation is an important book
for anyone who handles, assesses, or trains visiting therapy dogs and it is
essential for professional people who oversee therapy dog programs or include
their own dogs in the their workplaces. The book includes a foreword by Maureen

About the Author
Kris Butler is a nationally recognized trainer, instructor, and authority on
animal-enhanced programs. Since 1979, her professional vision has focused on
working with dogs to improve the quality of people's lives. She's developed
goal-directed programs for therapists and special education teachers from
throughout the United States, and she has worked professionally with her own
dogs in therapeutic and educational environments. In 1995, Ms. Butler and her
golden retriever, Partner, received Delta Society's prestigious Therapy Dog of
the Year award. She served as an adjunct instructor for University of Denver
from 2006 - 2008, assisting in development and instruction of Animals and Human
Health, an online graduate professional development program.

Product Details

Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Funpuddle Publishing Associates (March 20, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 097477930X



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