Who let the dogs in? A look at pet-friendly workplaces
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Christa L. Wilkin, Paul Fairlie, Souha R. Ezzedeen
A Companion Dog Increases Prosocial Behavior in Work Groups
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stephen M. Colarelli, Amanda M. McDonald, Matthew S. Christensen, Christopher Honts
Although organizations use a variety of interventions to improve group functioning, getting people to work effectively with each other remains challenging. Because the presence of a dog has been shown to have positive effects on mood and dyadic interaction, we expected that the presence of a...
Bringing about change for animals | Susan Mercer, Hitoshi Tojo | TEDxTokushimaU
Videos | Contributor(s): Susan Mercer, Hitoshi Tojo
At TEDxTokushimaU, Susan and Hitoshi will share with us their ideas on creating a society where we can live well together with animals.Becoming No Kill has become an expressed goal for Japan as a nation. In 2006, Susan Mercer and Hitoshi Tojo created NPO HEART Tokushima and they, along with...
Beyond Human | Geoff Luck | TEDxCharlottesville
Videos | Contributor(s): Geoff Luck
Geoff Luck, filmmaker/Executive Producer at National Geographic Television, reveals how his experience with filming elephants in Botswana taught him that by seeing ourselves as just another animal species, we can develop a richer way to live with every living being on the planet.Geoff Luck is a...
How my dog taught me to be more human | Harsthitha Canchi | TEDxYouth@BrookhouseSchool
Videos | Contributor(s): Harsthitha Canchi
In her TEDx talk, “How my dog taught me to be more human”, she conveys what humanity means to her, and how the perspective was brought about by understanding her dog’s behavior.Harshitha is 17 years old and currently completing her A-level at Oshwal Academy Senior High.This...
Save a Dog's Life | Karyn Garvin | TEDxTucson
Videos | Contributor(s): Karyn Garvin
Karyn Garvin’s talk, “Saving a Dogs’ Life” will appeal to dog enthusiasts from all walks of life. She brings a unique clarity to the distinction between Separation Anxiety in dogs and another condition referred to as Containment Phobia in dogs. The concern is that...
Why we should not keep dolphins in aquariums | Taison Chang | TEDxXiguan
Videos | Contributor(s): Taison Chang
Most people see the first dolphin in their lives at aquariums. Taison did too, and the love he felt towards this particular animal drove him into a position at Hong Kong Ocean Park many years later. Instead of feeling happy to be able to see and work with his favourite animals every day, he...
What My Dogs Taught Me | Bruno Icobet | TEDxBacau
Videos | Contributor(s): Bruno Icobet
When working as a programmer for several hours a day, you need something to get in touch with your human nature and to break the patterns of your life. For Bruno, his savior was Alma, a gorgeous Golden Retriever.Bruno is not a professional dog trainer and he does not make a living training dogs...
A World Without Elephants | Brad Spanbauer | TEDxOshkosh
Videos | Contributor(s): Brad Spanbauer
In the year 2026, countries across Africa are reporting ecosystem collapse, record temperatures, reduced rainfall, and dwindling animal populations. At the center of this chaos is a void that was once filled by the African elephant. Spanbauer highlights the potential far-reaching impacts of a...
Moj pes, moje zdravilo | Dona Gomilšek | TEDxKrško
Videos | Contributor(s): Dona Gomilšek
The speech teaches us about the connection between humans and animals, our relationship and our codependence. It also teaches us about the mistakes we make regarding animals and how to correct them.Dona Gomilšek is a self-proclaimed animaloholic, animal rights activist and founder of a...
Leadership lessons my dog taught me | Cathi Napp | TEDxYouth@Thorndon
Videos | Contributor(s): Cathi Napp
Did you ever think that dog training could teach you something about leadership? Cathi has some of the key lessons that her dog, Griffin, taught her, that will help you reconsider why and how we lead people.Cathi Napp is passionate about dogs, people, and how the two interact. She's recently...
Hunting wildlife traffickers - passion and activism in conservation | Ofir Drori | TEDxEde
Videos | Contributor(s): Ofir Drori
The animal that transformed me is a baby chimpanzee I had rescued from a trafficker and became a father and mother to. I was an adventurer turned into an activist, spending years in the most remote areas of the African bush living with isolated tribes crossing thousands of kilometers on foot,...
Sniffing Out Cancer | Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte | TEDxWilmington
Videos | Contributor(s): Pina De Rosa, Adriana LaCorte
Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even the most modern technology. Their talk describes the beginning of the process, and features clips...
Using dogs in urban pest control | Deanna Kjorlien | TEDxMSJC
Videos | Contributor(s): Deanna Kjorlien
Using dogs to find bed bugs or to confirm that bed bugs have been killed can drastically reduce the amount of pesticides sprayed. This is a small but significant step in helping our environment, not to mention it helps us, “Sleep tight at night.”Deanna Kjorlien, President of Green...
Super Pet Parents Save Dogs Lives | Donna Chicone | TEDxWilmington
Videos | Contributor(s): Donna Chicone
Donna Chicone's talk involves what it means to be a "super pet parent." After introducing the figures on dog surrender to shelter (astonishingly high), she discusses research on dog training, because nearly all of surrenders are blamed on lack of training. Super pet parents are...
How Dogs Tell Us What We Need to Know | Barbara Sherman | TEDxSandhillsCommunityCollege
Videos | Contributor(s): Barbara Sherman
Barbara shows us how to read the body language of our dogs so that we can anticipate and alleviate their anxiety.Barbara Sherman, a board-certified veterinary behavior specialist, is the Director of Behavioral Medicine Service at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In...
A Survey of Public Opinion on Cat (Felis catus) Predation and the Future Direction of Cat Management in New Zealand
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jessica K Walker, Stephanie J Bruce, Arnja R Dale
Cat predation is a prominent issue in New Zealand that provokes strong and opposing views. We explored, via 1011 face-to-face questionnaires, public opinion on (a) support for a National Cat Management Strategy (78% support); (b) concern regarding predation of wildlife by owned and un-owned cats...
Factors that Influence Intake to One Municipal Animal Control Facility in Florida: A Qualitative Study
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Terry Spencer, Linda Behar-Horenstein, Joe Aufmuth, Nancy Hardt, Jennifer W Applebaum, Amber Emanuel, Natalie Isaza
This qualitative study identified a study area by visualizing one year of animal intake from a municipal animal shelter on geographic information systems (GIS) maps to select an area of high stray-dog intake to investigate. Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with residents of the...
Estimating the Availability of Potential Homes for Unwanted Horses in the United States
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emily Weiss, Emily D Dolan, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Shannon Gramann, Margaret R Slater
There are approximately 200,000 unwanted horses annually in the United States. This study aimed to better understand the potential homes for horses that need to be re-homed. Using an independent survey company through an Omnibus telephone (land and cell) survey, we interviewed a nationally...
Surrendered and Stray Dogs in Australia—Estimation of Numbers Entering Municipal Pounds, Shelters and Rescue Groups and Their Outcomes
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diana Chua, Jackquie Rand, John Morton
There is no national system for monitoring numbers of dogs entering municipal council pounds and shelters in Australia, or their outcomes. This limits understanding of the surrendered and stray dog issue, and prevents the evaluation of management strategies. We aimed to estimate these in...