Susan Modlin is an assistant professor at the Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne Parkview Nursing Program in Fort Wayne, IN.
From Puppy to Service Dog: Raising Service Dogs for the Rehabilitation Team
Version of Record online: 10 JUL 2012
2001 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 12–17, January-February 2001
How to Cite
Modlin, S. (2001), From Puppy to Service Dog: Raising Service Dogs for the Rehabilitation Team. Rehabilitation Nursing, 26: 12–17. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2001.tb02202.x
- Issue online: 10 JUL 2012
- Version of Record online: 10 JUL 2012
- animal-assisted activities;
- assistance dog;
- service dog
Service dogs, also known as assistance dogs, are seen increasingly in public places, including healthcare settings. Whereas an earlier article reviewed literature relevant to the human-animal bond in general, this, article recounts my personal and professional experiences as a volunteer for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). Rehabilitation professionals are advocates for their clients, and this article provides important information about the issues, benefits, and challenges in obtaining, training, and living with a service dog. For additional information, sources available through the Internet and a bibliography are provided.