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The Canine Nitty Gritty: How to Build a Facility Dog Program highlights how Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) in the helping professions is an expanding field. Professionals hearing and learning about the benefits of canine assisted interventions are asking for help to develop programs at a rapid pace throughout the United States and Europe. Professionals hoping to add a canine to their facilities are in need of canine science professionals who have dog handling expertise and can understand their professions and their professional goals. That’s where we come in! This manual is written by canine experts who also have expertise in the fields of mental health and education. They have been developing facility dog programs for professionals since 2003.
Do you want to build a dog program at work but have no idea how to begin? Do you wonder if you could train a canine for this work? This easy to read, practical manual will support professionals who want to add a dog to their facility to enhance their work with students and clients. This book is all about the canine. It’s a practical dog training book that will help you build a safe, well thought out, fun facility dog program where through your advocacy your dog will thrive, and your clients will too!