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  1. The impact of tickling rats on human-animal interactions and rat welfare

    Contributor(s):: Megan Renee LaFollette, Brianna N Gaskill (adviser)

    Rats initially fear humans which can lead to negative affect, poor welfare, and difficult handling. Also, modeling and measuring positive affect states in rats can pose an additional challenge. Heterospecific play, or “tickling,” is a handling habituation technique that mimics rat...

  2. Examining dog-human play: the characteristics, affect, and vocalizations of a unique interspecific interaction

    Contributor(s):: Horowitz, A., Hecht, J.

    Despite the growing interest in research on the interaction between humans and dogs, only a very few research projects focus on the routines between dogs and their owners. In this study, we investigated one such routine: dog-human play. Dyadic interspecific play is known to be a common...

  3. Food puzzles for cats: Feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing

    Contributor(s):: Dantas, L. M., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. T.

  4. Application of functional analysis methods to assess human-dog interactions

    Contributor(s):: Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D.

  5. The effect of zoo visitors on the behaviour and welfare of zoo mammals

    Contributor(s):: Alexandra Farrand

    There is evidence that the presence of the visiting public affects the behaviour of zoo-housed mammals. Understanding the effect of visitors is important in improving animal welfare, achieving zoo conservation goals, increasing visitor education/entertainment, and facilitating interpretation of...

  6. Exploring the role of playfulness with canine companions in coping with stress: How men are impacted by human-animal interaction through calling on a memory of play

    Contributor(s):: Harlinger, Mary, Blazina, Chris, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.

  7. Between the Moment and Eternity: How Schillerian Play Can Establish Animals as Moral Agents

    Contributor(s):: Denison, Jaime

  8. Animal play behavior

    Contributor(s):: Fagen, Robert

  9. Dominance, egalitarianism and friendship at a dog daycare facility

    Contributor(s):: Trisko, Rebecca K.

  10. Human-canine interactions: A risk factor for dog bites?

    Contributor(s):: Messam, Locksley Landsdowne McVicker

  11. Zoo playgrounds: a source of enrichment or stress for a group of nearby cockatoos? A case study

    Contributor(s):: Collins, C. K., Marples, N. M.

    There is increasing evidence that in some circumstances, zoo visitors may be aversive stimuli to nonhuman animals housed in zoos. Yet, most previous research has focused on primates with little attention given to numerous other species who are housed in zoos. The focus animal of this project was...

  12. Children's concepts of the social affordances of a virtual dog and a stuffed dog

    Contributor(s):: Aguiar, Naomi R., Taylor, Marjorie

  13. Pilot study investigating the role of therapy dogs in facilitating social interaction among children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Fung, Suk-chun, Leung, Alvin Seung-ming

  14. Trauma narratives with children in foster care: Individual and group play therapy

    Contributor(s):: Crenshaw, David A., Tillman, Kathleen S., Stewart, Anne L.

  15. Not Just "A Walking the Dog": Dog Walking and Pet Play and Their Association With Recommended Physical Activity Among Adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Martin, K. E., Wood, L., Christian, H., Trapp, G. S.

  16. Agility Activities for Children in a Municipality in Norway

    Contributor(s):: Krøger, Elsebeth, Slettebø, Åshild, Fossum, Mariann

  17. Using Animal-Assisted Therapy to Facilitate Social Communication: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Boyer, Valerie E., Mundschenk, Nancy A.

  18. The Cat at Play: Nietzsche's Feline Styles

    Contributor(s):: Woodruff, Martha K., Acampora, Christa Davis

  19. Stress assessment in small ruminants kept on city farms in Southern Germany

    Contributor(s):: Schilling, A. K., Reese, S., Palme, R., Erhard, M., Wohr, A. C.

    Sheep and goats are frequently used in nonhuman animal-assisted activities on city farms. There are few data available on this type of usage of small ruminants. Health evaluations, behavioral observations (feeding, resting, comfort, explorative and social behaviors), behavioral tests (human...

  20. Reference and Play

    Contributor(s):: Scheffler, Israel