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Episode Info:   I’m sure you’ve heard about animals being used to comfort people during times of crisis, whether it be a national or local disaster. Have you ever wondered how these animals were trained to use these very unique skills known as animal-assisted crisis response? Did you know that there is extensive training required above and beyond basic obedience and animal-assisted therapy training? Please join me as I speak with Nick Meier from HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response as we discuss the training involved and the differences in certifications depending on the type of assistance needed. Nick also shares heartwarming stories about the comfort these animals provide to humans during times of need inside this episode of The Animal Academy Podcast! The Animal Academy Podcast Links Bar: (Look for All of These Links Soon!)  Subscribe via Apple Podcasts |  Subscribe via RSS Feed |  Facebook Page |  Twitter Page | Stitcher Page Find Even More Ways to Listen & Subscribe via The Podcaster Matrix!     The ultimate success for every podcaster – is FEEDBACK! Be sure to take just a few minutes to tell the hosts of this podcast what YOU think over at Apple Podcasts! It takes only a few minutes but helps the hosts of this program pave the way to future greatness! Not an Apple Podcasts user? No problem! Be sure to check out any of the other many growing podcast directories online to find this and many other podcasts via The Podcaster Matrix!   Housekeeping We all know that the ANIMALS are the ones who teach us so much! What would you like to share about animals, your experiences with them or that you’ve learned over the years? — Interested in being a Guest on The Animal Academy Podcast? Connect with Allison today! Links from this Episode: — Allison White https://www.facebook.com/allison.white.399826 — Animal Academy Podcast – Why The Animal Academy Podcast Exists — HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (HOPE AACR) https://www.hopeaacr.org/ –National VOAD  https://www.nvoad.org/ — Nicholas Meier https://www.hopeaacr.org/contact/ — AVMA definitions:  https://www.avma.org/policies/animal-assisted-interventions-definitions — International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations:   https://iahaio.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/iahaio_wp_updated-2018-final.pdf — Navy Yard shooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIe42fmYh1k#action=share   Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode: — Have YOU had any interaction with the HOPE organization? Tell us now! — As an animal lover, what information would YOU like to learn from this program? Tell us now! — Do YOU have a story detailing the wonder of the human/animal connection? Tell us now! — Do YOU have a story detailing the wonder of the human/animal connection?? Tell us now! — Ready to share your business, organization or efforts message with Allison’s focused audience? Tell us now! — Do you have feedback you’d like to share with All...
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