Posts by Risë VanFleet

New Book! Animal Assisted Play Therapy

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Announcements

Animal Assisted Play Therapy™ (AAPT) adds the elements of playfulness, humor, and lightness to the therapeutic process, and can be helpful for clients of all ages. It focuses heavily on relationships: how the relationship between therapist and animal must be developed in positive, mutually respectful ways in which the animals have a voice and choice whenever possible. Get yours today!

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2017 Level 2 AAPT Workshops Announced!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Announcements

2017 DATES AND LOCATIONS June 6-9 – Lowick, Northumberland UK August 16-19 – Seattle/Woodinville, Washington USA October 3-6 – Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania USA DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE REGISTER NOW ONLINE This workshop has limited seating. Please register early!

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2017 Level 1 AAPT Workshops Announced!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Announcements

2017 Dates and Locations March 14-17 – Garland, Texas USA May 2-5 – Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania USA July 10-13 – Edmonton, Alberta CANADA September 18-21 – Lowick, Northumberland, UK Lodging and travel information will be provided with email confirmations. DOWNLOAD FULL BROCHURE REGISTER NOW ONLINE...

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What It Means to Be Humane in Animal-Assisted Interventions

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Animal training

What It Means to Be Humane in Animal-Assisted Interventions VanFleet, R. (2014). What It Means to Be Humane in Animal-Assisted Interventions. The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, Fall, 18-20. The article is posted and made available here by the generous permission of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. All rights are reserved.

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Overcoming Extreme Fear in Unsocialized Dogs

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Animal training

Overcoming Extreme Fear in Unsocialized Dogs: A Participant-Observation Study of the Impact of Safety and Play in a Home Setting VanFleet, R. (2014). Poster presentation at the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) Conference in Vienna, Austria, July 20, 2014.

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