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The Resource Reporting for duty : true stories of wounded veterans and their service dogs, Tracy Libby

Reporting for duty : true stories of wounded veterans and their service dogs, Tracy Libby

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Reporting for duty : true stories of wounded veterans and their service dogs
Title
Reporting for duty
Title remainder
true stories of wounded veterans and their service dogs
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Libby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Hundreds of thousands of military veterans seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) each year. Service dogs have been used for many years in the civilian sector to help their disabled owners perform necessary tasks in daily life; likewise, the organized use of therapy dogs to bring comfort and companionship to hospital and nursing-home patients dates back more than four decades. Reporting for Duty explores the unique and special bond between wounded warriors--especially those suffering from PTSD--and their service dogs and discusses the vital work of therapy dogs who visit VA hospitals and military rehabilitation facilities. Author Tracy Libby tells the true stories of disabled veterans who have been touched, assisted, and enriched by thedogs in their lives, and the new lease on life is reciprocal: many of these service and therapy dogs have been rescued from shelters and specially trained for their jobs. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit a veterans' service-dog organization. INSIDE REPORTING FOR DUTY: [bullet]True stories of physically and mentally disabled veterans who count on service dogs for assistance with daily tasks. [bullet]An explanation of PTSD and how it affects military veterans. [bullet]How therapy dogs and service dogs are selected and trained for their jobs. [bullet]Rescuing shelter dogs to train for therapy and service work. [bullet]How the military is training dogs to accompany soldiers on deployments. [bullet]A look at the bond between people and dogs and the positive effects it has on both "--
  • "This book features chapters on the various types of dogs that can help the disabled (in this case, wounded veterans), including service and assistance dogs, PTSD-trained dogs, guide dogs, hearing dogs, therapy dogs, and COSC (combat operational stress control dogs), the latter of which are deployed with troops. The book discusses the raising and training processes of these dogs as well as how they are matched with veterans. Also included are profiles of actual veterans and their service dogs"--
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1958-
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Libby, Tracy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Service dogs
  • Disabled veterans
  • Animals
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
Reporting for duty : true stories of wounded veterans and their service dogs, Tracy Libby
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
239 p.
Isbn
9781620081983
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015024309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Reporting for duty : true stories of wounded veterans and their service dogs, Tracy Libby
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
239 p.
Isbn
9781620081983
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015024309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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