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  1. Children's Perceptions of Friendliness Based on Physical Appearance in Humans and Canines

    Contributor(s):: Elizabeth B. Seagroves

    Physical appearance serves as a window to one's character. More specifically, faces give us clues to an individual's emotional state, personality, and behavior. The present study aims to draw parallels between what existing literature reveals about the physical characteristics humans use...

  2. Contribuição para o reconhecimento da dor oncológica em cães : possíveis indicadores de qualidade de vida e bem-estar

    Contributor(s):: Catarina Sofia Ferreira Duarte

    A avaliação da dor nos animais de companhia é complexa e desafiante, existindo poucos estudos relativos à dor oncológica. O objectivo deste estudo consistiu pois na investigação de possíveis indicadores da qualidade de vida e bem-estar em...

  3. Dermatite atópica canina : impacto na qualidade de vida do doente e seus donos

    Contributor(s):: Catarina Isabel Ramalho de Oliveira Ruivo

    A dermatite atópica canina (DAC) é uma doença cutânea pruriginosa, crónica, recorrente e multifactorial, sendo muito semelhante à doença no Homem, não só quanto à existência de uma hiperreactividade imunológica, mas...

  4. A review and synthesis of dog cognition research : the world from a dog's point of view

    Contributor(s):: Miles Kuiling Bensky

    Driven by both applied and theoretical goals, scientific interest in canine cognition has experienced a rapid surge in popularity, especially over the last 15 years (Morell, 2009). Here we provide the most comprehensive review to date of dog cognition research, capturing all the articles (285) we...

  5. Capturing the essence of canine animal-assisted therapy in counseling: A phenomenological inquiry of at-risk youths' experiences of a residential canine animal-assisted therapy program

    Contributor(s):: Bach-Gorman, Amber Rae

    Phenomenological inquiry was implemented to capture the experiences of nine at-risk youths' unique and shared experiences of a canine animal-assisted therapy in counseling (AAT-C) program at a therapeutic working ranch (TWR) in the mid-western United States. Five females, and four males ranging...

  6. Prevalence of parasites, especially those with zoonotic potential, in wild dogs/dingoes in suburban fringe areas of Townsville (Queensland, Australia), Spring 2003, 28 p.

    Contributor(s):: Bethany Brown

    Necropsies were performed on 27 wild dogs professionally culled in the Townsville district of Australia between August and September 2002. The purpose of this study was to define the prevalence of parasitic infections present in the local wild dog population, with special focus on those of...

  7. Stress reduction and attachment in military veterans: Benefits of the veteran-canine bond

    Contributor(s):: Bradshaw-Scott, Tammy K.

  8. Perceptions of Pit Bulls and Other Canine Breeds

    Contributor(s):: Mallary A. Paoli

    The purpose of this study is to research people’s attitudes towards pit bull breeds compared to other dog breeds. The term “pit bull” refers to a type of dog with certain physical features including a muscular and stocky build, short coats, and a large skull with a square jaw....

  9. Development of a psychoeducational book on Canine-assisted therapy for children who have been abused: Lucky's story

    Contributor(s):: Wai, Carrie

  10. An examination if human happiness and stress following canine exposure

    Contributor(s):: Davis, Makenna Ann

  11. Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy with Canine Co-Therapist: Attachment Model for Families with Young Children

    Contributor(s):: Pamela Pitlanish, LMSW, IMH-E(IV)

    AbstractAnimal-assisted therapy (AAT) literature cites many references to human infancy. Terms such as bonding have been borrowed from human infancy research regarding the formation and purpose of close parent-infant dyadic relationships. Children and animals have natural affective relationships,...

  12. The Role of Experience in the Human Perception of Emotion in Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Michele Wan

    To investigate the role of experience in interspecific emotion perception, humans with various levels of dog experience provided their interpretations of emotion in dogs using the dogs' visual signals (body language). First, a set of 30 short videos of dogs was assembled, and a panel of eight...

  13. Domestic Dogs as Invasive Species: From Local to Global Impacts

    | Contributor(s):: Eduardo Andres Silva, Kathryn E. Sieving (adviser)

    Domestic dogs are the most abundant carnivores worldwide. Food and other subsidies to dogs do not prevent their predation on wildlife. Dog impacts on wildlife are suspected to be significant, yet the nature of dog-wildlife interactions is not fully understood. In this context I addressed three...

  14. An Analysis of Human Interaction as Environmental Enrichment for Captive Wolves and Wolf-Dog Hybrids

    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay Renee Mehrkam

    The benefits of environmental enrichment for captive mammals are well documented in the scientific literature. However, many facilities may have limited resources to implement traditional enrichment strategies. One possible solution is to provide socialized animals with positive interaction...

  15. Cognitive bias, personality and arousal in the domestic dog

    | Contributor(s):: Melissa Jane Starling

    The domestic dog has lived alongside humankind for many thousands of years, and in that time has undergone extensive selective breeding that has altered both morphology and behaviour. Our close relationship with dogs may to some extent be characterised by inter-specific communication, but this...

  16. Loyalty and civilization: A canine history of Japan, 1850--2000

    | Contributor(s):: Skabelund, Aaron Herald

  17. An examination of police canine use of force in the state of Florida

    | Contributor(s):: Mesloh, Charles Terrance

  18. Kindred spirits: A phenomenological study of the experience of volunteering with a companion animal

    | Contributor(s):: Paige, Leslie

  19. Relevancy and utilization of canines in animal-assisted therapy: A phenomenological study of client-patient attitudes and experiences

    | Contributor(s):: Soban, Kimberly B.

  20. Objectively measured free-living physical activity in pet dogs: Relationship to body condition score and owner-pet activity

    | Contributor(s):: Weber, David Isaiah Sale

    The prevalence of canine obesity continues to increase and is due, in part, to inadequate levels of physical activity (PA). Accelerometers have emerged as a useful tool to objectively quantify levels of physical activity in humans, as well as companion pets, but there is little data on the...