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Title: Introduction to Companion Animals


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Introduction to Companion Animals
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Companion Animals
  • How many of you own pets?
  • What pets do you own?

3
Companion Animals
  • What is a companion animal?
  • Species that have a special relationship with
    humans, are partially or totally dependent on
    them, live in close proximity with people, and go
    a step further in bonding with their owners

4
Companion Animals
  • Why do we have pets?
  • Where do pets come from?

5
Domestication
  • an animal selectively bred in captivity and
    modified from its wild ancestors, for use by
    humans who control breeding and feeding
  • What is the difference between domesticating an
    animal and taming an animal?

6
Tame
  • When you tame an animal you work with it to make
    it easier to control

7
The Human-Animal Bond
  • What is it?
  • Why is it important?

Arent we animals? Why are human-human bonds not
enough for many people?
8
Human-Animal Bond Assignment
  • Each student/pair of students will investigate a
    type of service animal and then present their
    findings to the class. You are the teacher and
    everyone is responsible for the material
    presented!
  • Must include, but not limited to
  • What are these animals trained to do? Are there
    different types or categories of these animals?
    Why are they used?
  • Brief history of these animals.
  • How do these animals enhance the human-animal
    bond
  • What kinds of humans benefit from this animal and
    how?
  • How do the animals benefit from the work they do?
  • 3 interesting facts.
  • Picture/video
  • References
  •  

9
Service Animal Examples
  • Search and Rescue dogs
  • Seizure alert/Response dogs
  • Bomb sniffing rats, dogs
  • Military Animals (past and present)
  • Guide dogs, horses
  • Therapy Animals
  • Law Enforcement Animals
  • Other?

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Homework Assignment
  • Read and take notes as needed for chapter one
  • Anything that you read could be a question on a
    quiz or test
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