A tail of two personalities: How canine companions shape relationships and well-being
Contributor(s):: Cavanaugh, Lisa A., Leonard, Hillary A., Scammon, Debra L.
Verbal Attention Getting as a Key Factor in Social Learning Between Dog (Canis familiaris) and Human
Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Miklósi, Ádám, Timár-Geng, Katalin, Csányi, Vilmos
Behavior Genetics of Canine Aggression: Behavioral Phenotyping of Golden Retrievers by Means of an Aggression Test
Contributor(s):: van den Berg, L., Schilder, M. B. H., Knol, B. W.
A case study of incarcerated males participating in a canine training program
Contributor(s):: Nikki S. Currie, Fred O. Bradley (adviser)
The number of animal training programs in correctional facilities has increased in the past 25 years. Anecdotal accounts have informally assessed the efficacy of prison training programs; however, only limited systemic studies have been conducted (Britton & Button, 2005; Furst, 2006). Preliminary...
Artificial illumination reduces bait-take by small rainforest mammals
Contributor(s):: Bengsen, A. J., Leung, L. K. P., Lapidge, S. J., Gordon, I. J.
Small mammals often moderate their foraging behaviour in response to cues indicating a high local predation risk. We assessed the ability of cues associated with a high predation risk to reduce the consumption of bait by non-target small mammal species in a tropical rainforest, without inhibiting...
Are readers of our face readers of our minds? Dogs (Canis familiaris) show situation-dependent recognition of human's attention
Contributor(s):: Gácsi, Márta, Miklósi, Ádám, Varga, Orsolya, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos
Contributor(s):: Wasserman, Alon
Dog's best friend
Canine corrections — the human animal bond behind bars
Contributor(s):: Adrian J. Cooper
"Canine Corrections" is the name the inmates use for the dog training program at the Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women, Burnaby, British Columbia. This program, the first of its kind in Canada, is in full operation at the brand new, joint provincial/federal women's prison. It started out as...
Home before dark
Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross (director), Daniel Gross (director)
Home Before Dark is a video about the assistance dog placements for children with autism that North Star Foundation put into play during their first ten years of service. Created by Executive Director Patty Dobbs Gross and her talented son Daniel, who is himself on the spectrum, this video...
Helping children find their way
| Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross (director), Daniel Gross
Helping Children Find Their Way is a short video that celebrates the 100+ North Star placements that have been created during the first decade of incorporation as a nonprofit with a little help from James Taylor.
Estimating the early postmortem interval in domestic canines
| Contributor(s):: Keith William Proctor
The estimation of time of death (TOD) can be used to aid law enforcement officers in solving criminal cases involving a death. By determining the period from the TOD until the time the body is discovered, forensic investigators can potentially link or rule out a suspect. A great amount of...
A canine audience: The effect of animal-assisted therapy on reading progress among students identified with learning disabilities
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| Contributor(s):: Julie Omodlo Griess
This study explored the use of animal-assisted therapy with students identified with a learning disability and limited reading success. Initially, reading progress was defined as the participants' comprehension rate obtained from an oral Informal Reading Inventory (IRI) passage. The nature...
Creating a template of nonverbal cues for immobile recipients to use in communicating with service dogs
| Contributor(s):: Marisa B. Laudau
For people with physical disabilities, it is often frustrating and embarrassing to have to constantly ask for assistance with everyday tasks. Service dogs not only provide constant companionship, but they also act as the arms and legs of their disabled owners. By performing tasks such as opening...
Myth #2: Training is the Key to Success with Autism Assistance Dogs for Children
10 Aug 2012 |
Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross
by Patty Dobbs Gross
I get by with a little help from my friends. ~ John Lennon ''David and North Star's Lego''
One of the biggest misunderstandings about the emerging field...
Relacao homem-animal e bem-estar do cao domiciliado
| Contributor(s):: Sheila Andrade Ferreira, Ivan Barbosa Machado Sampaio
O objetivo principal deste estudo foi verificar alguns aspectos da associação entre a relação homem-animal e o bem-estar do cão. Foram estabelecidas as relações funcionais entre as condições de criação de 60 cães, a progressividade e a atitude de seus proprietários e o bem-estar animal, por meio...
Observation of triangles in a human-canine pack
| Contributor(s):: Fleming, Linda M.
Playful pooches: Using canine interactions to enhance therapeutic outcomes for children and adolescents
| Contributor(s):: VanFleet, Risë
A review of the relationship between indigenous Australians, dingoes ( Canis dingo ) and domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris )
| Contributor(s):: Smith, B. P., Litchfield, C. A.
Canids form a large part of Indigenous Australian life and mythology, an association first developed with the dingo, and later with the domestic dog. The relationship between canids and Indigenous Australians is intricate, but unique in that these peoples never domesticated the wild dingo....