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  1. A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre

    Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...

  2. Behavior of Scandinavian brown bears when encountered by dogs and humans

    Contributor(s):: Stine Emilie Noding Hansen

    The Scandinavian brown bear population was persecuted in the last half of the 1800s and almost went extinct. They got protected in Sweden in 1927 and in Norway in 1973, and have since reached a level that can be hunted. The bears choose areas with as little human activity as possible, but...

  3. Understanding why guide dogs fail to meet their predicted qualification outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Daisy Jones

    Guide dogs provide life changing mobility support and companionship for thousands of blind and partially sighted people. A proportion of dogs undertaking training to be guides will not enter work due to health or temperamental reasons. This work was designed to investigate the issues associated...

  4. The Effectiveness Of Enrichment Programs For Dogs In An Animal Shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Pamela Perry

    Dogs (N = 108) in an animal shelter received one of four enrichment programs: twice daily walking alone (walking) or in combination with a daily fooddispensing toy (toy), a daily session of standardized human contact (petting), or daily obedience training (obedience). We evaluated the effects of...

  5. The influence of human behaviors in the increased prevalence of overweight dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Nora J. Nealon, Julie M. Fagan

    An increasing number of dogs are falling into the overweight and obese categories, paralleling the rise in obesity over the past few decades in people. This suggests that dogs, which interact closely with people, have been influenced by our sedentary lifestyles, over-sized portions and diets high...

  6. Rating character and animal welfare in a municipal dog shelter

    | Contributor(s):: David Joseph Minor Campos

    In this paper we proceed to the adaptation and implementation of a test of canine behavior, in the municipality canine hostel of Cordoba, Spain. The test consists of 17 of the most frequent evidence in the scientific literature, adapted to the reality of canines municipal shelters. The...

  7. Social behavior of domestic dogs and cats as compared to wild canine and feline species : an honors thesis

    | Contributor(s):: Anthony W. Rusk

    With the help of animal behavioralists, parallels have been drawn between domestic dogs and cats and their wild cousins. In some respects, social behavior in domestic animals has remained similar to characteristics found in wild animals. General observations of social conduct have been examined....

  8. Do domestic dogs recognize emotional incongruence in human faces and voices?

    | Contributor(s):: Allison Hagley

    Dogs have had a close relationship with humans for more than 10,000 years, but the effects of artificial selection on canine cognition are only recently being studied. Studies have confirmed the beliefs of pet owners – dogs recognize human faces and voices – and that dogs are...

  9. Effects of a standardized obedience program on approachability and problem behaviors in dogs from rescue shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Denise Hays

    Improved adoptability is a common goal among rescue shelters. Dogs are more likely to be adopted if they are friendly, mannerly, and approachable. The possibility of improving rescue shelter dogs' behavior through an obedience program has not been examined. We developed an approachability...

  10. A survey of urban Canadian animal control practices : the effect of enforcement and resourcing on the reported dog bite rate

    | Contributor(s):: Nancy Margaret Clarke

    Dog bites are a serious cause of human injury. Data from the United States of America indicate that about 1.8% of people receive bites each year, and the rate is thought to be increasing disproportionately faster than the dog population. The Canadian dog bite issue is not well documented although...

  11. Management and rehabilitation of inter-dog aggression in animal shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Jane S. Orihel

    Identification and treatment of inter-dog aggression is important so that animal shelters can re-home animals safely and reduce long-term confinement and euthanasia rates. This thesis describes 1) a survey study which identified current management of aggressive dogs in shelters and explored the...

  12. Regulating and representing vagrant curs and purebred dogs in Toronto,1867-1910

    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Anne Margaret Sauermann

    This thesis examines parallel canine narratives, the story of the city cur and the story of the purebred dog, to argue that the dog was entangled in a broader discourse of governmentality and modernity in the city. In the City of Toronto, between 1867 and 1910, the unruly dog came to be conceived...

  13. Is there a dog in the house: the cultural significance of prehistoric domesticated dogs in the mid Fraser River region of British Columbia

    | Contributor(s):: David F. Crellin

  14. Veterinarians' Perceptions of and Experiences with Dog Walking

    | Contributor(s):: Kathleen Burns

     This study used interviews guided by a behaviour change theory, Integrated Model of Behavioral Prediction, to understand veterinarians’ perceptions of and experiences with dog-walking counselling. Seventeen practicing veterinarians providing care to dogs in Ontario were...

  15. Effect of Socialization on Impulsivity in the Domestic Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Mitcham Alexandra

    Impulsivity is defined as acting prematurely without forethought or foresight. Three assessments of impulsivity were compared in companion dogs: the delayed reward task, cylinder detour task, and the Dog Impulsivity Assessment Scale (DIAS). A strong correlation was observed between the behaviour...

  16. Behaviour and beyond: three ways to examine dog cognitive processing

    | Contributor(s):: Tiffani J. Howell

    Dog cognition research relies heavily on behavioural approaches in order to determine the nature and extent of dog cognitive abilities. These behavioural data have greatly advanced current understanding of dog cognitive abilities. While there has been much research exploring how dogs respond in...

  17. 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...

  18. But What Does Fido Think?: The Association Between the Presence of a Pet and Maternal use of Mind-Related Language

    | Contributor(s):: Molly Crossman

    The goal of the present study was to explore the relation between the presence of a companion animal and maternal use of mind-related language, which has been associated with the development of theory of mind and empathy in children. In order to investigate this intersection, a sample of 19...

  19. Dog Parks: Benefits and Liabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Laurel Allen

    Dog parks have emerged in the last decade or so as places for pet owners living in suburban and urban areas to exercise their dogs. Providing a safe environment for both dog and human is a tremendous challenge. If done correctly a dog park can be that place. In the 1950s and 1960s, some state and...

  20. Learning in canines : a comparison of visual and olfactory cues

    | Contributor(s):: Call, Whitney