Partners in Independence: A Success Story of Dogs and the Disabled

Partners in Independence: A Success Story of Dogs and the Disabled

by Ed Eames, Toni Eames



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970049445
Publisher: Barkleigh Productions, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction1
Intertwined Lives2
Portrait of Toni3
Portrait of Ed6
Chapter 2History of the Assistance Dog Movement11
Chapter 3What Do You Call One of "Them" Dogs15
Terminology in the Assistance Dog Movement15
A Twisted Dog Tale16
Chapter 4Have Dogs, Will travel21
Tail of Two Cities21
Coast to Coast23
Black Hills26
Chapter 5Around The World29
Israeli Adventure32
A South African Odyssey36
Not Much of a Muchness42
Chapter 6So You Want to be an Assistance Dog Trainer?49
Becoming an Assistance Dog Trainer49
John Buyfield: A Training Legend64
Chapter 7People Who Make it Happen: Puppy Raisers71
Puppy Raising in the U.S. and the U.K.71
Chapter 8You're Never Too Young or Too Old!87
Follow up92
Chapter 9Taking Care of Our Canine Assistants101
Veterinarians, Disabled Clients and Assistance Dogs101
Veterinary Care Partnership105
Keeping the Team Together108
Video Venture110
Veterinarians as Volunteers114
Chapter 10Outstanding Teams119
Swimming Was Her Passion126
Chapter 11Other Animals in Our Lives139
Chapter 12Breaking the Bond153
Jake - It Didn't Work156
Chapter 13Re-establishing the Partnership161
Changing Partners, Ed and Kirby161
My New Escort, Toni and Escort162
Rebounding with Echo by Ed164
Chapter 14Expanding the Partnership: Obedience Training169
Novice Obedience Competition169
Open Obedience Competition174
Competing in Bermuda177
Why Can't Muffy Behave?179
Chapter 15Who Has Rights?185
Going to the Zoo186
You Can't Bring That Dog in Here!191
Not in My Hospital!194
St. Agnes197
Chapter 16Consumerism207
One Year Later209
Access Brochure210
Two Years Later211
Meeting in Anaheim212
Celebrating a Decade of Achievement216
Chapter 17Let's Laugh223
Out of Sight Guide Dog School223
Shaggy Guide Dog Stories225
Strange Encounters227
Appendix ATips on Being Disability Cool221
Appendix BAssistance Dog Contact Information233

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