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  1. The Problem with Treating a Dog Like a Pet | Kim Brophey | TEDxUNCAsheville

    Videos | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Applied Ethologist and Dog Behavior Specialist, Kim Brophey, analyzes the issues with the pet industry and outlines a new dog training program that values a relationship based on mutual understandings rather than one based on dominance and control. Kim Brophey, CDBC, is an applied ethologist...

  2. Evaluating the Strange Situation Procedure (SSP) to Assess the Bond between Dogs and Humans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    The Strange Situation Procedure (SSP) is increasingly being used to study attachment between dogs and humans. It has been developed from the Ainsworth Strange Situation Procedure, which is used extensively to investigate attachment between children and their parents. In this experiment, 12...

  3. Brain regions involved in observing and trying to interpret dog behaviour

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Humans and dogs have interacted for millennia. As a result, humans (and especially dog owners) sometimes try to interpret dog behaviour. While there is extensive research on the brain regions that are involved in mentalizing about other peoples’ behaviour, surprisingly little is known of...

  4. The existence of parenting styles in the owner-dog relationship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Parents interact with children following specific styles, known to influence child development. These styles represent variations in the dimensions of demandingness and responsiveness, resulting in authoritarian, authoritative, permissive or uninvolved parenting. Given the similarities in the...

  5. The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo

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    Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...

  6. Preliminary analysis of post-adoption outcomes for kittens and adult cats rehomed through a New Zealand animal shelter

    Journal Articles

  7. Human-Animal Connections and Nursing Science: What Is the Relationship?

    Journal Articles

  8. The effects of cage color and light intensity on rat affect during heterospecific play

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

  9. Use of behavioural and physiological responses for scoring sound sensitivity in dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Sound sensitive dogs have exaggerated responses to sound stimuli that can negatively impact the welfare of the dog. Behavioural reactions combined with the response to sound involve a marked autonomic imbalance towards sympathetic predominance and release of cortisol. The purpose of the present...

  10. Effects of Short-Term Human-Horse Interactions on Human Heart Rate Variability: A Multiple Single Case Study

    Journal Articles

  11. The Human–Animal Relationship as the Focus of Animal-Assisted Interventions: A One Health Approach

    Journal Articles

  12. Dog Ownership and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Journal Articles

  13. Social identification with animals: Unpacking our psychological connection with other animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

  14. Psychiatric Assistance Dog Use for People Living With Mental Health Disorders

    Journal Articles

  15. Editorial: Advances and Perspectives in Farm Animal Learning and Cognition

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    201961722297-1769 (Print)2297-176910.3389/fvets.2019.00172engInstitute of Behavioural Physiology, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Dummerstorf, Germany.text

  16. The Visitor Effect on Zoo Animals: Implications and Opportunities for Zoo Animal Welfare

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

  17. Ancient Bond Between Human and Animals Revealed in 14,000-Year-Old Diseased Dog Teeth

    Magazine Articles

  18. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

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    Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...

  19. Bonding with Robotic Pets. Children's Cognitions, Emotions and Behaviors towards Pet-Robots. Applications in a Robot Assisted Quality of Life Intervention in a Pediatric Hospital

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    This dissertation addresses the emergence of emotional involvement in the interaction with social robots. More specifically, we investigate the dynamics of children bonding with robotic pets to design robot based programs to improve patients’ experience in pediatric hospitals. Pet-robots...

  20. The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets

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    The present study examined older male adults' lived experiences with pet ownership. There is robust literature on older adults and the human-animal bond, but presently there are no qualitative phenomenological studies that focus solely on older physically impaired males who live alone and...