Date of Defense

4-20-2017

Date of Graduation

4-2017

Department

Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Ben Atchison

Second Advisor

Amy Wagenfeld

Abstract

Veterans and their service dogs share a special relationship that is not only a friendship but a working relationship as well. They each give each other something that they cannot get on their own. The purpose of this thesis is to determine the relationship between veterans and their service dogs and the emotional and physical support provided. A review of the literature, combined with systematic interviews of combat veterans led to an initial understanding of the relationship between a veteran and a service dog and the benefits and risks associated with this special connection.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Restricted

Restricted to Campus until

6-5-2018

Available for download on Tuesday, June 05, 2018

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