Animals as carers ISBN: 9780749633189
Published by Franklin Watts, 1999
Animals help people in many different contexts - guide dogs for the blind, riding for the blind and others who are disabled, hearing dogs for the deaf, assistance pets - sometimes monkeys who can do quite specific tasks - swimming with dolphins for children with learning problems, dogs who can alert people with epilepsy to a seizure, and using pets as therapy. All are explained here, along with high-quality photographs. We learn something of the history of some of these programmes and something about how the animals are trained.