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  1. " A importância do vínculo para os donos de cães e gatos nas famílias portuguesas ".

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maria Isabel Lobão de Araújo Rego Miranda

    Da interacção homem-animal resulta uma relação mútua originando benefícios na saúde física e mental de ambos. Este facto é cada vez mais reconhecido pelos donos de animais sendo uma das principais causas do aumento da...

  2. "Being in the present": the meaning of the interaction between persons with Alzheimer's disease and a therapy dog

    Theses | Contributor(s): Swall, Anna

  3. "Calm or Chaos" : assessing the human-animal bond and its relationship in our lives.

    Theses | Contributor(s): Joanna Keegan

    The aim of this study was to assess the human-animal bond and investigate the benefits animals have on our lives. The sample consisted of 135 pet owners, of which 45 were males and 90 were females. Quantitative analysis was used as the research method for this study. The findings indicated that...

  4. "Forntidens vildar": Perspektiv på relationen mellan djur och människor i grottan Stora Förvar

    Theses | Contributor(s): Tobias Lindström

    The cave Stora Förvar, excavated in the end of the 19th century, yielded a vast archaeological assemblage, providing great insight into the stone-age occupation of Stora Karlsö, an island a few kilometers off the west coast of Gotland. The bones of around ten humans dating to the...

  5. "Freedom from themselves" gendered mechanisms of control, power, and resistance in prison dog training programs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Andrea Button

    During the past twenty-five years, the number of prison programs in which inmates train dogs has increased rapidly. A lack of systematic studies to address the effects of these programs on staff and inmates has led to limited, anecdotal accounts of the impact of these programs on correctional...

  6. "Hevonen ei ole minulle urheiluväline, se on arjen terapeutti" : Materiaalipaketti Pihlavan Tallille

    Theses | Contributor(s): Mira Kostamo

    Toiminnallinen opinnäytetyö on toteutettu Pihlavan Tallille. Pihlavan Talli on Suomen Ratsastajainliiton hyväksymä ja valvoma ratsastustalli Kiihtelysvaarassa, Joensuussa. Ratsastustuntien ja – leirien lisäksi talli toteuttaa kuntouttavaa hevostoimintaa eli...

  7. "Hitched Horse, Milked Cow, Killed Pig": Pragmatic Stewardship and the Paradox of Human/Animal Relationships in Southern Ontario, 1900-1920

    Theses | Contributor(s): Katharine Anderson

    This thesis is an investigation of the relationship between Southern Ontario farmers and three different animal species raised on early twentieth century mixed family farms. Between 1900 and 1920, many non-rural Ontarians romanticized rural communities as harmonious and pastoral; a place where...

  8. "Holding" on a leash: The role of companion animals in counselling and psychology

    Theses | Contributor(s): Wilkes, Jane Katherine

  9. "It's All Happening at the Zoo:" Plural Visions of Landscape, Animals, and Humans in the Early Days of the Bronx Zoo

    Theses | Contributor(s): Rebecca Lauren Merten

    This thesis examines the Bronx Zoo from the creation of the New York Zoological Society through the year of 1906, seven years after the zoo opened. This zoo, like other parks and zoos of the time, was born out of larger movements that placed importance on civic public amenities and valued...

  10. "Look Mum, no hands!": the effects of increasing opportunities for choice-making and independence for children with disabilities when using a Riding for the Disabled programme.

    Theses | Contributor(s): Bingham, Amie Olga

  11. "Many Secrets Are Told Around Horses:" An Ethnographic Study of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Van Tiem

    This dissertation presents an ethnography of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) based on nine months of fieldwork at "Equine Healers," a non-profit organization in central Colorado that specialized in various therapeutic modalities associated with EAP. In bridging scholarly work...

  12. "Mindfulness With Dogs": A Group Therapy Program for Adolescents with Behavioral Problems

    Theses | Contributor(s): Aslanian, Abbey

  13. "My Baby is a Dog": Exploration of Pet Parent Identity

    Theses | Contributor(s): Lacey Y. Boston, Barbara Keating (adviser)

    This quantitative research examined dog owners (n = 100) regarding their relationship with their pets. After beginning to treat her own dog as a child she questioned what happens when a human child enters a family and what impact that has on the pet owners' identity. The researcher...

  14. "No Pets Allowed" and other stories

    Theses | Contributor(s): Swann, Vincent P.

  15. "Not just a dog": an attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kwong, Marilyn Joanne, Kim Bartholomew

    I explored individuals’ relationships with an assistance dog and their experiences of loss from an attachment-theory perspective. I used a hybrid process of inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants. These analyses revealed genuine...

  16. "Nu kommer hunden!": Aktionsforskning om barn som läser för hundar med syfte att utveckla lässtunderna på svenska bibliotek

    Theses | Contributor(s): Elina Garp

    This master´s thesis in Library and Information Science examines the experiences of children who read to a dog. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the interactions between the librarian, the readingdog-handler, the child-ren and the dogs and what the benefits from the interactions...

  17. "Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults

    Theses | Contributor(s): Putney, Jennifer Meredith

  18. "There's a lot more to it than making a living ..." : human-animal relationships in three Iowa sustainable farming systems

    Theses | Contributor(s): Johnson, Cassi

  19. "This Dog Means Life": Making Interspecies Relations at an Assistance Dog Agency

    Theses | Contributor(s): Edminster, Avigdor

  20. "You Can See it in Their Eyes:" A Communication Ethnography of a Humane Society

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kaufman, Sara Victoria Alicia