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When You Meet a Dog Guide
Contributor(s):: Ulrey, Pauline
Could the Visual Differential Attention Be a Referential Gesture? A Study on Horses (Equus caballus) on the Impossible Task Paradigm
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| Contributor(s):: Alessandra Alterisio, Paola Baragli, Massimo Aria, Biagio D'Aniello, Anna Scandurra
We tested horses on the impossible task paradigm, a drawback affecting the decision-making process in animals. We used the direction of the horse’s ear cup as an indicator of its visual attention in terms of visual selective attention when both ears were directed at the same target and...
Dogs avoid people who behave negatively to their owner: third-party affective evaluation
| Contributor(s):: Hitomi Chijiiwa, Hika Kuroshima, Yusuke Hori, James R. Anderson, Kazuo Fujita
Social eavesdropping, or social evaluation of third-party interactions, is a first step to image scoring, which is a key feature of humans' large-scale cooperative society. Here we asked whether domestic dogs evaluate humans interacting with one another over neutral objects. In two...
Canine Companions and Helpers
| Contributor(s):: McIntosh, Phyllis
This feature article highlights dog breeds that are popular in the United States and explores the health benefits and services that dogs provide to people. The article also discusses dog shows and dogs in popular culture.
Animal-assisted therapy and equine-assisted therapy in Canada: surveying the current state of the field, its practitioners, and its practices
| Contributor(s):: Schlote, Sarah M.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and equine-assisted therapy/learning (EAT/L) are innovative techniques in counselling, psychotherapy, mental health, coaching, and other personal growth interventions. Although this field has experienced tremendous growth in the United States, very little is known...
Vignettes from the Doghouse: Tales of Canine Co-Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Tilsen, Julie