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  1. Who let the dogs in? A look at pet-friendly workplaces

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Christa L. Wilkin, Paul Fairlie, Souha R. Ezzedeen

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. ExNOTic: Should We Be Keeping Exotic Pets?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rachel A Grant, V Tamara Montrose, Alison P Wills

    There has been a recent trend towards keeping non-traditional companion animals, also known as exotic pets. These pets include parrots, reptiles, amphibians and rabbits, as well as small species of rodent such as degus and guinea pigs. Many of these exotic pet species are not domesticated, and...

  11. The Everything Dog Site


    Thank you for visiting! We love dogs and wanted to create an outlet for our passion, so we decided to create this website in 2015. Our vision for this website is quite straightforward:Promote responsible dog ownershipTo provide the best and most up to date...

  12. The role of the domestic cat in relation to game birds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Theses | Contributor(s): Nils Norman Nilsson

    The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the importance of the domestic cat in the Willamette Valley as a game bird predator; additional reasons were to learn more of its life history and food habits, and to analyze the popular belief that the cat, feral or non-feral, is the greatest...

  13. Practically Emotional: An Anthropological Investigation of the Relationship Between Humans and Dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Mairin Din

    In this study, I explore the human-dog dynamic as it has appeared historically and in contemporary times. I show how dogs' services to humans have shifted from being predominantly practical to predominantly emotional; in modern societies, humans tend to value the emotional labor dogs perform...

  14. Odering the Feral Cat: Stakeholder Perspectives on Cat Overpopulation

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kyle Hutson

    This paper discusses the historical and cultural ways in which people attempt to order the domestic cat both spatially and conceptually, with special attention to how this ordering influences perceptions of feral cats. Feral cats are unowned or semi-owned and live entirely unconfined to a home,...

  15. Income Elasticity of Expenditures on Pets

    Theses | Contributor(s): Andrew Allen Ehlert

    The popular media contains many articles that cite an increase in pet ownership costs. However, limited econometric research has been done to examine consumer spending on pets. The purpose of this study was to determine the income elasticity of spending on pets in the United States. Income...

  16. Embodied Cognition and Representation in Domesticated Dogs

    Theses | Contributor(s): Kate Oslo

    Embodied cognition is a relatively recent approach in the philosophy of mind. Similarly, the volume of research into dog cognition has increased in the last decade and is set to keep on growing as we learn more about the animals with which we have associated for so long. This thesis argues that...

  17. Effects of the presence of a pet in the counselor's office on institutionalized and noninstitutionalized adolescents' perception of counselor credibility

    Theses | Contributor(s): Brenda Joy Wilbanks

    Results of previous studies in the field of pet therapy have indicated that pets may alter people's perception of their environment and even change the way people are perceived by others. The present study investigated the effects of the presence of a pet in the counselor's office on...

  18. Перспективи повернення збору з власників собак до підсистеми місцевого оподаткування України

    Theses | Contributor(s): Віталій Валерійович Письменний, Vitaliy Pysmennyi

    Вивчено досвід оподаткування власників собак у Німеччині, де функціонує ефективна система володіння й утримання тварин. Виявлено недоліки механізму справляння збору з власників собак в нашій державі та вироблено практичні рекомендації щодо його вдосконалення. Обґрунтовано, що разом зі...

  19. The changing social meanings of pets and their alternative futures

    Theses | Contributor(s): Ya-ling Chou

    寵物之所以吸引人,其中最大功能便是提供現代人們陪伴與娛樂。然而,隨著資本主義擴張與科技日星月異,寵物不僅只是提供人們陪伴與娛樂的消費商品,也形同人們身上的裝飾品。人類之於寵物總存在一種上與下的階層關係,並對寵物擁有一種所有物的的控制情節。既然寵物已成為人類生活的一部份,本研究目的擬在找尋寵物在人類社會的諸多社會意義,並希望為寵物創造多元未來,提供給寵物或非寵物飼主、以及決策者參考。關於研究方法,本研究運用未來學方法論中的因素層級分析法(Casual Layered...

  20. Veterinarian communication and its impact on dog and cat owners' satisfaction with care, trust, compliance and the veterinary care a pet receives

    Theses | Contributor(s): Roy Spigelman

    This explorative study aims to investigate how veterinarian communication and veterinarian-owner relations influence dog and cat owner satisfaction, trust, compliance and the amount of veterinary care a pet receives. It also briefly explores owners’ general knowledge about their dog or...