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The Power of Wagging Tails free pdf Medical studies have consistently shown that patients benefit from therapy dog visits. One recent study of 59 adults showed that following a therapy dog visit their energy levels increased, respiratory rates calmed significantly and pain scores decreased by over 20%. Mood scores improved by over 60% with the patients feeling less tense, anxious, angry, tired, depressed and dejected. Now in The Power of Wagging Tails, Dr Dawn Marcus showcases the wide range of research that shows the therapeutic and healing power of dogs for people of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. These research findings are brought to life through the personal stories of healing from dog owners across the United States and Canada. She shows you how to unleash the healing power of your own dog, describes how to effectively add a dog to the home of someone with a chronic condition, explains how the family dog can help with chronic health conditions and teaches how to train a companion dog to be a certified therapy dog to help others. The Power of Wagging Tails will be of interest to dog owners, people wondering how to help family and friends coping with chronic illnesses and individuals considering training their dogs for therapy work. Special Features of The Power of Wagging Tails include:* Presentation of reliable medical research showing that dog therapy offers therapeutic benefits to people* First-person accounts from service Dog Trainers, Aerobic Instructors and recognised dog training experts such as Carol Lea Benjamin* First-person accounts of people who have experienced dog therapy* Practical suggestions to help people decide if they should add a dog to their home or have a therapy dog visit* Sound advice to help people decide if dog therapy is right for them* Practical tips on how to make dog therapy visits safe, effective and successful for the dog, handler and people visited

About Dawn Marcus

Dawn A. Marcus, MD, is neurologist and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, working at the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute. Dr. Marcus is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania- she received her medical degree from State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse. Her postdoctoral training includes a rotating internship at St. Joseph Hospital in Syracuse and a residency in Neurology at University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Marcus joined the faculty at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1990. Dr. Marcus has authored over 100 articles on the topics of chronic pain and headache, and has given numerous training sessions and invited lectures on the topics of chronic pain and headache in the United States and internationally. She has served as principal investigator on research projects investigating pain epidemiology, pathology, treatment, and The Power of Wagging Tails, Dawn Marcus - Shop Online for Books in Japan