A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Marcy Wilhelm-South, Edwin Gomez, John Hunting
The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...
Therapy dogs on campus: An exploration of how dog therapy services affect undergraduate students' stress levels
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Tanna Lauriente, Drayden A.D. Kopp, Marcy Wilhelm-South
University can be stressful for many undergraduates. Fortunately, there are various stress reduction strategies, including weekly dog therapy sessions, offered at Thompson Rivers University. This study investigated the effects of dog therapy on students via a self-reported stress survey....
Shooting them isn't the answer : why pets matter in disasters
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Steve Glassey
With over 44% of those failing to evacuate during Hurricane Katrina doing so in part because they were unable to take their pets, the issue of pets in disasters has become a major issue and focus for emergency managers worldwide. The academic consensus is that pets are seen as part of the human...
Horsebreakers, Tamers, and Trainers: An Historical, Psychological, and Social Review
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Sharon E. Cregier
To my knowledge, there has been no organized synthesis describing the historical development of horse handling, management, lore, and training. This discussion offers, in capsule form, some of the historical, psychological, and social considerations which might be taken into account when...
Healing dolphins? Cognitive and perceptual criticisms in Dolphin-Assisted Therapy
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Cinzia Chiandetti
Since the '70s new therapeutic practices have been developed, involving the interaction between humans and dolphins - Tursiops truncatus in particular. Such practices are known as Dolphin-Assisted Therapies (DAT), a specific case of a more heterogeneous set of experiences with cetaceans...
Problematising upstream technology through speculative design: the case of quantified cats and dogs
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Shaun Lawson, Ben Kirman, Conor Linehan, Tom Feltwell, Lisa Hopkins
There is growing interest in technology that quantifies aspects of our lives. This paper draws on critical practice and speculative design to explore, question and problematise the ultimate consequences of such technology using the quantification of companion animals (pets) as a case study. We...
Siamo tutti animisti ? L'interazione con gli altri animali attraverso la cura del loro spirito
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Véronique Servais
L’hypothèse générale qui sous-tend cette conférence est que le mental animal est une perception émergente liée aux conditions de l’interaction entre une personne humaine et un animal. Si on compare la manière dont un chercheur ou un...
Consumer value journey with pet in multiple service touchpoints
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Jaakko Autio, Ari Kuismin, Minna Autio, Henna Syrjälä, Eliisa Kylkilahti
Our paper explores how consumer value is negotiated in pet-related services. We combine the discussion on value with the standpoint of service design; the approaches of consumer journey and service touchpoints. The contribution lies in discussing how consumer value is experienced in pet-related...
Circumpolarity : Human-Animal Relationships in the Circumpolar North
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): David George Anderson
This five-year project investigates how people and animals today, and in the past, build sustainable communities around the circumpolar Arctic.
Understanding past human-animal relationships through the analysis of fractures: a case study from a Roman site in the Netherlands
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Maaike Groot
In studying fractures in archaeology, we should focus on what they can tell us about human-animal relationships. It is important to show other (zoo-) archaeologists that palaeopathology can be a valuable tool in answering (zoo-) archaeological questions. In this paper, a short summary of...
Mixed Human-Animal Representations in Palaeolithic Art:An Anthropological Perspective
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Enrico Comba
Palaeolithic art, particularly cave art, is largely dominated by animal representations, described in a remarkable naturalistic and detailed style. This has led to an interpretation of this art as simply a description of the “natural” environment surrounding prehistoric...
Taming and Training in The Human Use of Elephants: The Case of Nepal, Past, Present and Future
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Piers Locke
It is a curious fact that by contrast with equine studies, a field that includes extensive historical and sociological work (e.g Budiansky 1998, Cassidy 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, Clutton-Brock 1992, Derry 2003, 2006, Hurn 2008a, 2008b), elephant husbandry has yet to be constituted as an integrated...
A field study with primary school children on perception of social presence and interactive behavior with a pet robot
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Marcel Heerink, Marta Díaz, Jordi Albo-Canals, Cecilio Angulo, Alex Barco, Judit Casacuberta, Carles Garriga
This paper presents a study on measuring (1) how children experience a pet robot, (2) how they play with it and (3) how children’s perceptions on and interaction with pet robots are interrelated. The study features different types of subjective and objective techniques to assess the degree...
Comportamento de actividade e de vocalização de borregos em pré-desmame das raças Ile de France e Churra da Terra Quente num teste individual de interacção homem-animal
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Severiano Silva, José Carlos Almeida, Paulo J. Fontes, C. Castro, R. Machado, Jorge Manuel Teixeira de Azevedo
Na realização deste trabalho foram utilizados 12 borregos da raça Ile de France (IDF) e 12 borregos da raça Churra da Terra Quente (CTQ) com 104 dias de idade. Os borregos foram sujeitos a um teste que seguiu procedimento proposto por Tallet et al. (2005) e adaptado...
The horse as an "enabler" in horseback riding : the history of therapeutic horsemanship
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Susanna Hedenborg
The horse as an “enabler” in horseback riding – the history of therapeutic horsemanship The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyse the history of therapeutic horsemanship in Sweden. Sports used as therapy have a long history. This paper however, will focus...
Infectious disease research and one health education programs
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Beth A. Montelone
One Health refers to the interconnected nature of the health and well-being of people, animals and the environments that they share. Central to this idea, is the realization that adverse health-effects in one area are linked to adverse effects in other area. Therefore, sustainable human health...
An underwater wearable computer for two way human-dolphin communication experimentation
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Daniel Kohlsdorf, Scott Gilliland, Peter Presti, Thad Starner, Denise Herzing
Research in dolphin cognition and communication in the wild is still a challenging task for marine biologists. Most problems arise from the uncontrolled nature of field studies and the challenges of building suitable underwater research equipment. We present a novel underwater wearable computer...
How does the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka Encourage the Elephant Commercialization?
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Indrachapa Gunasekara
Tourism is an industry where everything could be converted into a profit. There are numerous concepts and attractions which introduced ultimately, to meet various types of travel expectations. People travel for many intentions and stick to their interested areas. Culture, nature, humans,...
Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Broom, D.
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Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Martinez, G. M., Suarez, V. H., Bertoni, E. A.