Our Executive Director, Jane Miller, spent a couple of hours with Taylor Bruck from Spectrum News discussing the Healing Companions program. The video includes an interview with Amanda Guttman and Lola, her PSD. See the video and read a bit about Amanda and the program. If prompted to sign in just click “Ask Later”.
How can psychiatric service dogs transform the lives of humans? How can the human-animal bond benefit both humans and animals?
These two common questions are answered in webinars hosted by our Executive Director, Jane Miller:
The first webinar, “Dogs Have Issues Too: Helping Dogs Cope With Stress”, goes into detail about several stress reduction/relaxation techniques for both humans and dogs along with monitoring methods. This webinar is a very basic introduction to stress reduction/relaxation techniques covering the definition of stress, eustress, and distress, as well as the pros and cons of various relaxation techniques. An extensive list of videos, links, references, articles, websites, diagrams, etc. will also be provided!
The second webinar, “Psychiatric Service Dogs – Healing Companions”, is designed to educate dog trainers, mental health professionals, and everyone impacted by mental illness in navigating the complicated world of psychiatric service dogs. Jane also navigates through the complexities of the laws, terminology, and extensive misinformation presented in the media alongside the basics of what qualifications are needed.
To learn more from Jane about psychiatric service dogs and how to reduce stress for both humans and animals check out these valuable webinars! You can also visit our media page for additional videos and interviews
Jane was invited to present at the Animal Academy Podcast, an animal trainer podcast hosted by Allison White on 10/3/2020. During her presentation, she told the story of Healing Companions and explained how the program works. We hope you enjoy listening!
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