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The impact of tickling rats on human-animal interactions and rat welfare
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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...
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...
Food puzzles for cats: Feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing
Contributor(s):: Dantas, L. M., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. T.
Application of functional analysis methods to assess human-dog interactions
Contributor(s):: Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D.
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...
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.
Between the Moment and Eternity: How Schillerian Play Can Establish Animals as Moral Agents
Contributor(s):: Denison, Jaime
Animal play behavior
Contributor(s):: Fagen, Robert
Dominance, egalitarianism and friendship at a dog daycare facility
Contributor(s):: Trisko, Rebecca K.
Human-canine interactions: A risk factor for dog bites?
Contributor(s):: Messam, Locksley Landsdowne McVicker
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...
Children's concepts of the social affordances of a virtual dog and a stuffed dog
Contributor(s):: Aguiar, Naomi R., Taylor, Marjorie
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
Trauma narratives with children in foster care: Individual and group play therapy
Contributor(s):: Crenshaw, David A., Tillman, Kathleen S., Stewart, Anne L.
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.
Agility Activities for Children in a Municipality in Norway
Contributor(s):: Krøger, Elsebeth, Slettebø, Åshild, Fossum, Mariann
Using Animal-Assisted Therapy to Facilitate Social Communication: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Boyer, Valerie E., Mundschenk, Nancy A.
The Cat at Play: Nietzsche's Feline Styles
Contributor(s):: Woodruff, Martha K., Acampora, Christa Davis
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...
Reference and Play
Contributor(s):: Scheffler, Israel