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  1. Koirakuuntelijat : koira-avusteinen työskentely koulukiusaamiseen puuttumisessa

    Contributor(s):: Merja Lundelin

    Kehittämistyöni tavoitteena oli tehdä koulukiusaamisprojektista projektisuunnitelma. Hankkeen aloitteentekijänä on Suomen Karva-Kaverit ry. Kehittämistyöni aihe on hyvin ajankohtainen, koska koulukiusaamiseen kiinnitetään huomiota joka...

  2. Quality of Life of Service Dog Partners

    Contributor(s):: Robert Wesley Milan

    Medical advances are constantly increasing survival rates of individuals experiencing traumatic accidents and infants born with disabilities. Medical advances have also significantly increased the life expectancy of individuals living with disabilities as well as the general population. Along...

  3. 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...

  4. Using a dog demography field study to inform the development of an agent-based computer simulation. Evaluating owned dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Luz Maria Kisiel

    This thesis evaluates the potential effects of different dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico. First, a cross-sectional study was conducted to characterize dog ecology and demography in Villa de Tezontepec, Hidalgo. Approximately 65% of the households...

  5. Koira auttaa toimimaan : Integroitu systemaattinen kirjallisuuskatsaus koiran kanssa toimimisen vaikutuksesta ihmisen toimijuuteen

    Contributor(s):: Laura Kymäläinen, Sini Lehtinen

    Eläimen ja ihmisen välistä suhdetta ja eläinavusteista toimintaa ja terapiaa kohtaan on nähtävillä lisääntyvää kiinnostusta ja se näkyy 2000 – luvulla ilmestyneiden tutkimusten, opinnäytetöiden ja pro gradujen...

  6. Development and evaluation of a canine and feline welfare assessment tool for use in companion animal veterinary clinics

    Contributor(s):: Lauren Carly Dawson

    This thesis was conducted to investigate canine and feline welfare in relation to veterinary care through the development and evaluation of a welfare assessment tool for veterinary clinics. Through a multi-stage survey, 78 animal welfare researchers, veterinarians with an expertise in animal...

  7. Cognition and the Development of Social Cognition in the Domestic Dog (Canis Lupus Familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Camille Ward

    We examined cognition and the development of social cognition in domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) with three studies. Study one focused on numerical competence in dogs and studies two and three addressed the development of social relationships among littermates. In the first study, we...

  8. Student Perceptions of Introducing a Service-Dog-in-Training Program at Eastern Kentucky University

    Contributor(s):: Kara Worley

    For centuries, dogs have been utilized for therapeutic purposes, as pets, and as highly trained service animals. Past research has focused specifically on the benefits associated with utilizing service dogs, especially for people with disabilities and veterans. 4 Paws for Ability is an...

  9. Hännänheilahduksia : koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojekti Turun kaupungin ympärivuorokautisessa hoidossa olevien vanhusten parissa

    Contributor(s):: Johanna Lundén

    Kehittämistyön tarkoituksena oli seurata ja dokumentoida Turun kaupungin vanhusten ympärivuorokautisen hoidon yksiköissä toteutettavaa koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojektia helmikuusta syyskuuhun 2012. Projekti tukee Green care ideologian...

  10. Helado para perros. Postre para mascotas : desarrollado bajo los parámetros actuales de nutrición y palatabilidad canina

    Contributor(s):: Gabriel Oswaldo Alonso Cuéllar, Jorge Eliecer Rodríguez Ordoñez

    La relación entre perros y humanos ha evolucionado ampliamente, esto ha generado un fenó-meno de antropomorfización que hace que asumamos actitudes frente a los animales como si és-tos fueran seres humanos. Entre otros inconvenientes, esto ocasiona que los animales se...

  11. Investigation of the Effects of Service Dogs on Individuals Who Use Wheelchairs

    Contributor(s):: Amanda Marie Reinsfelder

    With modern medicine and advances in technology, people are living longer and expecting a higher quality of life. Individuals may not be receiving the ideal assistive devices because they are not sure where to obtain the proper equipment, or what is available. An increased flow of informational...

  12. LYSTI -RYHMÄ : Kokemuksia lasten ja nuorten koira-avusteisesta toimintaterapiaryhmästä

    Contributor(s):: Sanni-Maria Sarajärvi, Eeva Määttä, Noora Happonen

    Koira-avusteisen toimintaterapian käyttö on Suomessa vielä aika tuntematonta. Myös kyseiseen menetelmään liittyviä tutkimuksia ja opinnäytetöitä on suhteellisen vähän saatavilla. Menetelmän käyttö on kuitenkin...

  13. In the Eyes of the Beholder: Pet Owners' Attitude Toward Animals and Perception of Their Pet's Behavior

    Contributor(s):: Suzanne K. Remito

    This study explored the relationship between pet owners’ attitude toward animals and perception of their pet’s behavior. Pet owners completed an online questionnaire regarding their pro-animal welfare attitude and pet’s behavior. The results indicate that gender and previous pet...

  14. The Theoretical Application and Comparison of the Olfactory Sensory Organs in Swine vs Canines for Accelerant and Explosives Detection

    Contributor(s):: Naomi M. Sigler

    Swine may be able to work alongside scent detection canines, or replace them completely, in the scent detection field. Miniature pigs are the focus of this study since their larger counterparts can cause damage to potential evidence and to the scene itself. Ignitable Liquid Residues (ILRs) are...

  15. Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?

    Contributor(s):: Deirdre S. Franklin

    The research performed provided several insights and outcomes that were anticipated in the research question. By analyzing the effects of breed specific legislation (BSL) and the statistics relative to dog bites, dog shelters and rescue groups, it became clear that the BSL does not work. This...

  16. Carrots and sticks: a discourse on interspecies partnership and culture in dog sport

    Contributor(s):: Candice Reynolds

    Dogs are not only good to think but good to live and become with. In this study I explored the overarching concerns of interspecific relations among “schutzhund people”: an emerging multispecies sub-culture in South Africa pertaining to a German dog sport called schutzhund. Four...

  17. Comparação entre bem-estar psicológico do tutor e problemas comportamentais no seu animal de companhia

    Contributor(s):: Joana Lara da Encarnação Antunes de Almeida

    O Homem tem vindo a relacionar-se com cães e gatos há, pelo menos, 9 mil anos, sendo o vínculo homem-animal já bastante conhecido. Acredita-se mesmo que a relação entre homens e cães/gatos é uma das relações...

  18. See Spot Read: How the Presence of a Therapy Dog Influences the Reading Skills of Children in the First-Grade

    Contributor(s):: Chelsea Addison

    The purpose of this study was to examine if the presence of a therapy dog influences the reading skills of first-grade students. Specifically, the researcher assessed the participants’ reading rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension across two conditions (reading with a dog present...

  19. 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...

  20. Caracterização dos comportamentos de tutores de animais de estimação numa amostra não probabilística

    Contributor(s):: Zélia Irina Lucas Rebelo

    O presente estudo tem como objectivo caracterizar o comportamento dos tutores de animais utilizando uma amostra não-probabilística. Neste contexto, foi elaborado um questionário online conduzido entre Março de 2014 e Julho de 2014, que consiste em 31 questões...