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  1. Helping Pet Owners Change Pet Behaviors: An Overview of the Science

    Contributor(s):: Strickler, B. G.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Separation, Confinement, or Noises: What Is Scaring That Dog?

    Contributor(s):: Ballantyne, K. C.

  7. 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.

  8. Enhanced Selection of Assistance and Explosive Detection Dogs Using Cognitive Measures

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    | Contributor(s):: MacLean, E. L., Hare, B.

    Working dogs play a variety of important roles, ranging from assisting individuals with disabilities, to explosive and medical detection work. Despite widespread demand, only a subset of dogs bred and trained for these roles ultimately succeed, creating a need for objective measures that can...

  9. The incremental direct costs associated with behavioral symptoms in AD

    | Contributor(s):: DL Murman, Q Chen, MC Powell, SB Kuo, CJ Bradley, CC Colenda

  10. The Development of Prosocial Behavior in Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study from NOLS

    | Contributor(s):: Nate Furman, Jim Sibthorp

  11. The technician's role in the behavior consultation

    | Contributor(s):: Julie Shaw

  12. Qualified "in shelter" dogs' evaluation and training to promote successful dog-human relationships

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    | Contributor(s):: Marilena Sticco, Roberto Trentini, Pia Lucidi

    The phenomenon of dogs’ relinquishment in Italy has become a social evil, although many laws exist to regulate animal protection and lately, the act of abandonment has become criminalised (law n.189/2004, enforced by law n.201/2010). Adop tion fro m shelters seems t o be the only way to...

  13. Disparities in activity levels and learning ability between Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus) and Roborovskii hamster (Phodopus roborovskii)

    | Contributor(s):: Ikeda, H., Nagasawa, M.

    The Djungarian hamster and the Roborovskii hamster belong to the same genus of Phodopus. However, the Djungarian hamster is tame and shows sedative behavior, while Roborovskii hamster is not tame and shows high levels of locomotor activity. Hyperactivity occurs in animals with tameless behavior....

  14. Maximum permissible load for Kiso horses trotting over a short, straight course

    | Contributor(s):: Matsuura, A., Inoue, S., Irimajiri, M., Hodate, K.

  15. ANIMAL-ASSISTED ACTIVITIES: Effects of Animals on Positive Emotional Display in Children in Inclusion Classrooms

    | Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Gayatri Mazgaonkar

    Animals are commonly present in classrooms and may be an important tool in enhancing children’s experiences, especially in inclusion classrooms that provide integrative learning for both typically developing children and children with special needs. The purpose of this study was to...

  16. Tech-Savvy Beef Cattle? How Heifers Respond to Moving Virtual Fence Lines

    | Contributor(s):: Dana L. M. Campbell, Jim M. Lea, William J. Farrer, Sally J. Haynes, Caroline Lee

    Global Positioning System (GPS)-based virtual fences offer the potential to improve the management of grazing animals. Prototype collar devices utilising patented virtual fencing algorithms were placed on six Angus heifers in a 6.15 hectare paddock. After a “no fence” period,...

  17. Minor Immediate Effects of a Dog on Children's Reading Performance and Physiology

    | Contributor(s):: Lisa Schretzmayer, Kurt Kotrschal, Andrea Beetz

    Literacy is a key factor in occupational success and social integration. However, an increasing number of children lack appropriate reading skills. There is growing evidence that dogs have positive effects on reading performance. We investigated the short-term effects of dogs on reading...

  18. Practices and Perceptions of Animal Contact and Associated Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and New Mothers

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    | Contributor(s):: Hsin-Yi Weng, Kimberly Ankrom

    Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...

  19. Evaluation of Three Hydration Strategies in Detection Dogs Working in a Hot Environment

    | Contributor(s):: Cynthia M. Otto, Elizabeth Hare, Jess L. Nord, Shannon M. Palermo, Kathleen M. Kelsey, Tracy A. Darling, Kasey Schmidt, Destiny Coleman

    Physical activity in hot environments can increase the risk of heat stress or heat stroke in dogs. Heat tolerance is influenced by acclimatization to the environment, physical fitness, and hydration state. Three common strategies to promote hydration in working dogs are free access to water (W),...

  20. Effects of Sheltering on Behavior and Fecal Corticosterone Level of Elderly Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Katsuji Uetake, Chu Han Yang, Aki Endo, Toshio Tanaka

    In Japan, the human population is aging rapidly, and the abandonment of dogs by the elderly people who have died or been hospitalized becomes a problem. It is hypothesized that elderly dogs have difficulty adapting to the novel circumstances when brought to an animal shelter. Therefore, the...