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  1. Pine Irwin

  2. Canine Dominance Aggression Towards People

    Contributor(s):: Cathy Taphorn, Donald D. Draper

    A common and potentially serious behavioral problem confronting pet owners and the sn1all animal practitioner is aggression. Of the several types of aggression, dominance aggression is the most common. Over one million people a year are bitten by dogs in the United States alone. 

  3. Pit Bulls Today

    Contributor(s):: Hannah Nation

    The motivation for this research paper is to shed a new light on the drastic effects negative stereotypes have on breeds that are deemed aggressive in the media and public’s eye. It’s important to understand the full scope of the situation in our society and the consequences that...

  4. Taking it out on the dog: psychological and behavioral correlates of animal abuse proclivity

    Contributor(s):: Parfitt, C., Alleyne, E.

    There is a lack of research examining the criminogenic factors related to animal abuse perpetrated by adults, despite the high prevalence of this type of offending. A correlational study examining the factors related to two types of animal abuse proclivity was used. We found that childhood...

  5. Pet dog management practices among a representative sample of owners in Victoria, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.

    It is often assumed that pet dogs experience better welfare than livestock production animals because many owners consider them to be members of the family and, collectively, spend billions of dollars on them annually. However, this assumption is not based on scientific evidence, and a...

  6. Reproductive Endocrinology and Musth Indicators in a Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

    Contributor(s):: Duer, C., Tomasi, T., Abramson, C. I.

  7. Assessing dogs using a temperament test - will training affect the outcome? : a test-retest trial as a forensic tool

    Contributor(s):: Sophie Luisa Fechner

    Temperament Tests can be a forensic tool as they are often used to clarify legal cases in which dogs were allegedly involved in circumstances of aggression towards humans or other dogs. The test used in this study, the standardized temperament test of Lower Saxony, a battery type test of 36...

  8. The psychotherapeutic worth of horse whispering for the aggressive child

    Contributor(s):: Karin Bronkhorst

    This dissertation employs a case study research design and reviews literature from the field of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with an emphasis on equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP), as a possible therapeutic alternative for treating inappropriate aggressive behaviour in a young boy. The...

  9. Comportamento do cão no acto de consulta médico-veterinária profilática

    Contributor(s):: Inês Machado Guimarães

    O comportamento de medo é habitualmente demonstrado pelos cães durante a consulta médico-veterinária. Uma tentativa de defesa, por parte do cão, pode tornar uma consulta de rotina numa tarefa complicada, pelo que é fundamental prevenir a...

  10. Fatores relacionados a distúrbios de comportamento em gatos

    Contributor(s):: Juliane Elisabeth Gress Paz

    Os distúrbios de comportamento apresentam importância não só no bem estar animal e na qualidade da relação humana-animal como também na questão da saúde publica. Sabe-se que os problemas de comportamento são uma das principais...

  11. Violencia em contexto psiquiátrico: avaliação da eficácia de um programa com actividades assistidas por animais.

    Contributor(s):: Maria Isabel Dias Marques

    A violência em contexto psiquiátrico é um fenómeno que prevalece naturalmente como resultado da circunstância psico-emocional dos doentes, das dificuldades comunicacionais e dos condicionalismos das organizações e estruturas. Na...

  12. Improving the welfare of a zoo-housed male drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) aggressive towards visitors

    Contributor(s):: O. Martín, Dolors Vinyoles Cartanyà, E. García-Galea, C. Maté

    Improving captive animal welfare and maintaining its behavioral competence for future conservation purposes is of highest priority for zoos. The behavior of an aggressive male drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) was assessed in Barcelona zoo. The two-year study presented in this article...

  13. An epidemiological analysis of dog behavior problems presented to an Australian behavior clinic, with associated risk factors

    Contributor(s):: Ramazan Col, Cam Day, Clive J. C. Phillips

    Records of dogs presented to a behavior clinic servicing the eastern seaboard of Australia in and around Brisbane and the Gold Coast were analyzed for principal behavior problems and the related factors, from information recorded at the time that the owner approached the clinic for assistance....

  14. Jun 24 2017

    2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference

    Registration is now open for the fourth annual UK Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour Conference which will be held on the south London campus of Kingston University on June 24-25, 2017.Now in...

  15. Bites dog people: general characteristics

    Contributor(s):: Marat T. Makenov, Olga A. Mihaylova

    The analysis of appeals for medical help concerned with dog bites made by dwellers of the Omsk City in 2006-2010 has been performed, using the materials of the "Omsk Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology". In total, 11 849 cases of human biting by dogs were registered in this...

  16. Relationship Between Scarring and Dog Aggression in Pit Bull-Type Dogs Involved in Organized Dogfighting

    Contributor(s):: Katherine A. Miller, Rachel Touroo, C. Victor Spain, Kelly Jones, Pamela Reid, Randall Lockwood

    When pit bull-type dogs are seized in an investigation of organized dogfighting, heavily scarred dogs are often assumed to be highly dog aggressive due to a history of fighting. These dogs may be deemed dangerous and euthanized based on scarring alone. We analyzed our existing data on dogs...

  17. Orca Behavior and Subsequent Aggression Associated with Oceanarium Confinement

    Contributor(s):: Robert Anderson, Robyn Waayers, Andrew Knight

    Based on neuroanatomical indices such as brain size and encephalization quotient, orcas are among the most intelligent animals on Earth. They display a range of complex behaviors indicative of social intelligence, but these are difficult to study in the open ocean where protective laws may...

  18. The Dog: A Domestic Wolf to Communicate with Man: The Aggressiveness of the Dog

    Contributor(s):: Jean-Mane Giffroy

    On the basis of research in archeozoology and molecular genetics, it is established that the wolf is the main ancestor of the dog and that domestication would have occurred some 14,000 or 15,000 years ago, 5,000 years before the domestication of another species. The place or places of the first...

  19. Behavior questions and answers

    Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.

  20. Feline aggression directed toward people: causes and treatment

    Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.