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The Training of Pets as Therapy Dogs in a Women's Prison: A Pilot Study

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Abstract:

A Pets as Therapy [PAT] program was initiated in a women's prison to train companion dogs for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. The effect on the trainers was studied using an established depression scale and a self-esteem inventory. Results showed significant group changes in both these areas.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/089279394787002014

Publication date: June 1, 1994

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