The Relevance of Shame in Dog-Human Relationships

@article{Oftedal2019TheRO,
  title={The Relevance of Shame in Dog-Human Relationships},
  author={Line Kollerup Oftedal and Jes Lynning Harfeld},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research},
  year={2019}
}
The general claim behind the use of psychiatric service dogs is that the dogs, given their individual training, can provide a bigger sense of independency and safety for people struggling with mental health issues such as PTSD. Struggling with these types of mental health issues is thought to be associated with a self-undermining feeling of shame that, in turn, reinforces the mental health issue in question. This particular experience is, we believe, not present, or present in only a limited… 
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