Hosted by the Mary Lee Foundation at:
Mary Lee Foundation Community Center 1327 Lamar Square Drive Austin, Texas 78704 All sessions are free of charge
Date and Time:
Date ~ July 14th, 2015 Tuesday Evening Time ~ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
This Week Features: THROUGH A DOG’S EYES
ABOUT THE FILM:
Through a Dog’s Eyes may well change the way you feel about those four legged animals we refer to as dogs. The documentary follows a handful of people as they journey through the heartwarming and often challenging process of receiving their service dogs.
Jennifer Arnold, founder of Canine Assistants, discusses her teaching methods and the life-changing impact these dogs have on the recipients and their families. She gives us a glimpse of puppy-rearing and training, and takes us inside the intense and sometimes nerve-wracking experience of matching people with their dogs. Ádám Miklósi, Ph.D., one of the world’s foremost experts in dog cognition, also discusses the science behind Jennifer’s training philosophy.
You’ll also follow the remarkable journey of people overcoming personal obstacles as their relationships with their dogs unfold. In most cases what begin as love at first sight deepens into a meaningful lifetime relationship. As in all relationships, occasionally the initial chemistry doesn’t last. However the way you view relationships today may well change once you have viewed life Through a Dog’s Eyes.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Canine Assistants is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service dogs for people with disabilities. Its goal is to educate and inspire others in the transformative guide to training and celebrating service animals. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 16 the Founder (Jennifer Arnold) was encouraged by her father to start an organization devoted to helping people with physical disabilities. Now after 20 years of dog training, she shares her methodology and stories of canine intelligence, sensitivity, language comprehension, and prescience bordering on telepathy. She offers shining examples of the heroism of service dogs, from anticipating seizures to resetting a ventilator switch. Along the way, she emphasizes positive-reinforcement-only teaching methods and shares valuable insights that every dog owner should know.
Please contact our Sessions Moderator, Chip Howe at (512) 443-5777 if you have any questions.
Monthly sessions will occur on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Bring a friend as we continue our journey toward enhanced learning and wellness.