The Possibility Dogs: What a Handful of ''Unadoptables'' Taught Me about Service, Hope, and Healingby Susannah Charleson
Susannah Charleson chronicles her journey intothe world of psychiatric-service and therapy dogs trained to serve the humanmind, a journey that began as a personal one. After a particularly grislysearch led to a struggle with PTSD, Charleson credits healing to herpartnership with search dog Puzzle. Inspired by that experience, Charlesonlearns to identify abandoned
Susannah Charleson chronicles her journey intothe world of psychiatric-service and therapy dogs trained to serve the humanmind, a journey that began as a personal one. After a particularly grislysearch led to a struggle with PTSD, Charleson credits healing to herpartnership with search dog Puzzle. Inspired by that experience, Charlesonlearns to identify abandoned dogs with service potential and to train them forwork beside hurting partners, to whom they bring comfort and hope. From blackLab puppy Merlin to Ollie, the blind and deaf terrier, to Jake Piper, thestarving Pit Bull mix, The Possibility Dogs illuminates a whole newworld of canine potential.
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My daughter is on a waiting list to get an DAD, diabetic alert dog. While this book is more about the training of psych dogs, some of the training procedures and expectations of service dogs is universal. Also, I found the information about how others should approach and treat service dogs interesting. This book would be good for any dog-lover (me included). But, it would be interesting to people would not necessarily label themselves as dog-lovers, but who might be more interested in the capabilities of dogs in reference to service. The personalities of these dogs who belong to the author are so well described, you just fall in love with each of them! Highest rating for this book!!!!
Profoundly insightful description of how partnerships between human beings with disabilities, both physical and mental, and service dog candidates carefully evaluated for their capabilities, can be brought together to make life not only bearable but sparkling for both dog and human. Perceptive, kind, but not sappy; I'm reading my copy the second time and gifting it to friends.
The capability of the dog is endless, I learned a lot about people and dogs, and how dogs help humans, when they are on duty, and when they are off duty, very interesting.