"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...
Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.
The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...
Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., Bennett, P.
This review examines the perceptual and behavioural influences that pet-attachment has on the ways in which owners view risk, appraise threat, and respond to environmental hazards. Understanding how human-companion animal relationships function in this context has profound implications for the...
Practices and perceptions of animal contact and associated health outcomes in pregnant women and new mothers
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Weng, HsinYi, Ankrom, K.
Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...
Behavioral and self-report measures influencing children's reported attachment to their dog
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hall, N. J., Liu, JingWen, Kertes, D., Wynne, C. D. L.
Despite the prevalence of dogs as family pets and increased scientific interest in canine behavior, few studies have investigated characteristics of the child or dog that influence the child-dog relationship. In the present study, we explored how behavioral and some self-report measures...
Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Orban, D. A., Siegford, J. M., Snider, R. J.
Responsiveness of beef cattle (Bos taurus) to human approach, novelty, social isolation, restraint and trade-offs between feeding and social companionship
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hirata, M., Kubo, S., Taketomi, I., Matsumoto, Y.
Reproductive Endocrinology and Musth Indicators in a Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Duer, C., Tomasi, T., Abramson, C. I.
Owner perceived differences between mixed-breed and purebred dogs
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Turcsan, B., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.
Psychobiological Factors Affecting Cortisol Variability in Human-Dog Dyads
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schoberl, I., Wedl, M., Beetz, A., Kotrschal, K.
Reduced heart rate variability in pet dogs affected by anxiety-related behaviour problems
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wormald, D., Lawrence, A. J., Carter, G., Fisher, A. D.
The impact of animals on patient wellbeing
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Williams, B.
Sociability and gazing toward humans in dogs and wolves: Simple behaviors with broad implications
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bentosela, M., Wynne, C. D., D'Orazio, M., Elgier, A., Udell, M. A.
Human-animal interactions and safety during dairy cattle handling--Comparing moving cows to milking and hoof trimming
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lindahl, C., Pinzke, S., Herlin, A., Keeling, L. J.
Application of functional analysis methods to assess human-dog interactions
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D.
Reasons People Surrender Unowned and Owned Cats to Australian Animal Shelters and Barriers to Assuming Ownership of Unowned Cats
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zito, S., Morton, J., Vankan, D., Paterson, M., Bennett, P. C., Rand, J., Phillips, C. J.
A Comparison of Zoo Animal Behavior in the Presence of Familiar and Unfamiliar People
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Martin, R. A., Melfi, V.
Physiological and Behavioral Responses of Horses to Wither Scratching and Patting the Neck When Under Saddle
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thorbergson, Z. W., Nielsen, S. G., Beaulieu, R. J., Doyle, R. E.
Applying Behavioral Conditioning to Identify Anticipatory Behaviors
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Krebs, B. L., Torres, E., Chesney, C., Kantoniemi Moon, V., Watters, J. V.
Guardians' Perceptions of Dogs' Welfare and Behaviors Related to Visiting the Veterinary Clinic
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mariti, C., Pierantoni, L., Sighieri, C., Gazzano, A.