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The influence of dog ownership on objective measures of free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults: a longitudinal case-controlled study
| Contributor(s):: Philippa Margaret Dall, Sarah Lesley Helen Ellis, Brian Martin Ellis, P Margaret Grant, Alison Colyer, Nancy Renee Gee, Malcolm Howard Granat, Daniel Simon Mills
Background There is some evidence to suggest that dog ownership may improve physical activity (PA) among older adults, but to date, studies examining this, have either depended on self-report or incomplete datasets due to the type of activity monitor used to record physical activity....
An unexpected acoustic indicator of positive emotions in horses
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| Contributor(s):: Mathilde Stomp, Maël Leroux, Marjorie Cellier, Séverine Henry, Alban Lemasson, Martine Hausberger
Indicators of positive emotions are still scarce and many proposed behavioural markers have proven ambiguous. Studies established a link between acoustic signals and emitter’s internal state, but few related to positive emotions and still fewer considered non-vocal sounds. One of them,...
The Days and Nights of Zoo Elephants: Using Epidemiology to Better Understand Stereotypic Behavior of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) and Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in North American Zoos
| Contributor(s):: Brian J. Greco, Cheryl L. Meehan, Jen N. Hogan, Katherine A. Leighty, Jill Mellen, Georgia J. Mason, Joy A. Mench
Stereotypic behavior is an important indicator of compromised welfare. Zoo elephants are documented to perform stereotypic behavior, but the factors that contribute to performance have not been systematically assessed. We collected behavioral data on 89 elephants (47 African [Loxodonta...
The effect of human interaction on guinea pig behavior in animal-assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Winnie Gut, Lisa Crump, Jakob Zinsstag, Jan Hattendorf, Karin Hediger
Guinea pigs are included in various animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), but no research has been published to date on behavioral changes in guinea pigs interacting with humans. The goal of this study was to evaluate the behavior in guinea pigs during animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and to...
Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being
| Contributor(s):: Ragen T. S. McGowan, Cynthia Bolte, Hallie R. Barnett, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, François Martin
It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...
Training Technologies. Science, Humans and Dogs in the Age of Positive Dog Training
| Contributor(s):: Ane Møller Gabrielsen
The practices of dog training influence the lives of numerous dogs and dog owners, but have not received much academic attention in terms of empirical studies. Both humans and dogs are shaped through these practices, but as the conditions are partly determined by already established networks,...
Positive Thinking as a Moral and Existential Virtue
| Contributor(s):: Sandu, Frunza
Endogenous Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and Aggression in Domestic Dogs
| Contributor(s):: MacLean, E. L., Martin, W. L., Gruen, M. E., Sherman, B. L., Gesquiere, L. R., Carter, C. S.
Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on the Affective Network of Adolescents with Internet Gaming Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Kang, K. D., Jung, T. W., Park, I. H., Han, D. H.
Facing disasters together: how keeping animals safe benefits humans before, during and after natural disasters
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, K.
Helping Pet Owners Change Pet Behaviors: An Overview of the Science
| Contributor(s):: Strickler, B. G.
Pet dogs' behavior when the owner and an unfamiliar person attend to a faux rival
| Contributor(s):: Prato-Previde, E., Nicotra, V., Pelosi, A., Valsecchi, P.
The effects of zoo visitors on Quokka (Setonix brachyurus) avoidance behavior in a walk-through exhibit
| Contributor(s):: Learmonth, M. J., Sherwen, S., Hemsworth, P. H.
Associations between owner personality and psychological status and the prevalence of canine behavior problems
| Contributor(s):: Dodman, N. H., Brown, D. C., Serpell, J. A.
Tickling, a Technique for Inducing Positive Affect When Handling Rats
| Contributor(s):: Cloutier, S., LaFollette, M. R., Gaskill, B. N., Panksepp, J., Newberry, R. C.
Separation, Confinement, or Noises: What Is Scaring That Dog?
| Contributor(s):: Ballantyne, K. C.
Advances in Applied Zoo Animal Welfare Science
| Contributor(s):: Ward, S. J., Sherwen, S., Clark, F. E.
Investigation of Physiological and Behavioral Responses in Dogs Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy with Children Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Melco, A. L., Goldman, L., Fine, A. H., Peralta, J. M.
Enhanced Selection of Assistance and Explosive Detection Dogs Using Cognitive Measures
| Contributor(s):: MacLean, E. L., Hare, B.
The incremental direct costs associated with behavioral symptoms in AD
| Contributor(s):: DL Murman, Q Chen, MC Powell, SB Kuo, CJ Bradley, CC Colenda