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Transferrable Attachment w Canines - Dr Hyken Show

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Going to the Dogs: Transferrable Attachment and the Use of Canine Therapy to help Struggling Adolescents with Dr. Ken Huey
Through “Trust of Care”, canines help students develop love, responsibility, and accountability through meeting the physical needs of canines. Students learn how to feed, water, groom, train, exercise, clean up after and, of course, play with the dogs. Through this process, kids better understand trust and emotions as they learn how to train, discipline, lead, and regulate canine behavior. This process lays the foundation of troubled teens to learn empathy, and empathy is the fertile soil where attachment and trust can grow. Furthermore, this emotion is gained experientially by working with canines--not through abstract discussion. At Change Academy Lake Ozark (CALO),  treatemetn center, all students have the opportunity to bond with the canines and learn how to invest in their physical and emotional needs.
Dr. Huey helped launch Change Academy Lake Ozark, a residential relational-based treatment center for troubled teens struggling with reactive attachment disorder and developmental trauma disorder. Using attachment thera