[bksvol-discuss] Two books submitted

  • From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2005 11:26:50 -0400

Two books submitted for your validating pleasure, both need spell checks, 
and are under the .rtf section of the website.

Gargoyles Don't Drive school Buses
Please fix the title on this one, smile.


Therapy Dogs Training Your Dog to Reach Others
You and your dog can become a therapy dog team!

Are you looking for a new and meaningful way to work with your dog? Do you 
want to improve the lives of those who because of illness or disability 
would benefit from visits with a volunteer canine "therapist"? Then think 
about becoming a Therapy Dog Team and you will create the kind of magic that 
enriches lives.

Therapy Dogs, Training Your Dog to Reach Others, 2nd Edition gives you all 
the information you need to select, socialize and train your dog for this 
work. What better creature than a dog to offer comfort, companionship and 
even entertainment to people in a wide variety of settings?

You will learn:

 . What therapy dog work involves and how to train for it.
 . Benefits therapy dog work provides for you, your dog and others.
 . Various settings in which therapy dog teams do their work.
 . Whether your family pet might make a good therapy dog.
 . Selecting and training a puppy for therapy work.
 . How to keep yourself and your dog fresh for the work.
 . INCLUDES a complete course outline for teaching therapy dog classes!

Health care facilities need this information NOW!

Don't start an Animal Assisted Activity program at your facility without 
Therapy Dogs! You will have the latest information on how teams train, 
prevent problems, deal with liability issues as well as health and safety 
concerns. Therapy Dogs will help you understand what to look for in a 
program and in volunteers to assure success.

What therapy dog handlers and dog trainers are saying ...

"Kathy is a leader in the therapy dog movement! Therapy Dogs thoroughly 
covers the topic and she shares her expertise and clarity of communication 
with her readers." Toni & Ed Eames, Adjunct Professors of Sociology at Cal 
State Fresno, authors of Partners In Independence.

"This revised edition of Therapy Dogs fills a niche in dog training 
literature by offering a basic lesson plan for therapy dog class, a great 
resource list and an annotated bibliography."   Gently   McMillen,   Delta 
Pet  Partner  and   Team   Evaluator.

"A precious gift from a committed, dedicated and experienced therapy dog 
handler to all those who aspire to become one. Her insights are enormous and 
reveal a true practitioner." Jack Volhard, co-author of Dog Training for 
Dummies, Teaching Dog Obedience Classes and many others.

"Therapy Dogs is an excellent guide for potential as well as current therapy 
dog handlers. We can all learn something from it." Ann Butrick, Co-Founder, 
Therapy Dogs Incorporated.

Author Kathy Diamond Davis has owned, trained, and handled five registered 
therapy dogs in a wide variety of facility settings since 1985. Her first 
edition of Therapy Dog has been a major force in the growth of Animal 
Assisted Activities. Kathy is a regular contributor to national dog 
magazines and answers dog behavior questions for the Veterinary Information 
Network www.vin.com.

Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Advisory Council

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to
stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.

      -- Vance Havner 

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