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  1. Can we live without a dog? Consumption life cycles in dog-owner relationships

    Contributor(s):: Tony Ellson

    This article uses an observational study of dog ownership to explicate understanding of consumer behavior in the marketing of pet and pet-related products. A close examination of the relationship between dog and dog owner reveals more than metaphorical parallels in consumer behavior. Dog...

  2. Owner-companion dog interactions: relationships between demographic variables, potentially problematic behaviours, training engagement and shared activities

    | Contributor(s):: Pauleen Charmayne Bennett, Vanessa Ilse Rohlf

    Many companion dogs occupy a privileged position in our society, living closely with human caretakers who go to great lengths to provide for their needs and desires. Others fare less well, being abandoned or killed, many because they are believed to exhibit behaviour problems. The aim in this...

  3. "Grete Kyndenes is in Howndys": Dogs and Men in Middle English Romance

    | Contributor(s):: Harriet Hudson

  4. "My Baby is a Dog": Exploration of Pet Parent Identity

    | Contributor(s):: Lacey Y. Boston, Barbara Keating (adviser)

    This quantitative research examined dog owners (n = 100) regarding their relationship with their pets. After beginning to treat her own dog as a child she questioned what happens when a human child enters a family and what impact that has on the pet owners' identity. The researcher...

  5. "Pets Negotiable": How Do the Perspectives of Landlords and Property Managers Compare with Those of Younger Tenants with Dogs?

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    | Contributor(s):: Taryn M. Graham, Katrina J. Milaney, Cindy L. Adams, Melanie J Rock

    In rental housing policy, pets are rarely considered as valued household members. Instead, landlords and property managers are often permitted to ban pets outright, or to advertise them as merely negotiable in their listings for rental housing. In fact, previous research has shown that moving...

  6. 'Canis empathicus'? A proposal on dogs' capacity to empathize with humans

    | Contributor(s):: Karine Silva, Liliana de Sousa

    Empathy has long attracted the attention of philosophers and psychologists, and more recently, of evolutionary biologists. Interestingly, studies suggest that empathy is a phylogenetically continuous phenomenon, ranging across animals from automatic emotional activation in response to the...

  7. (Just) a walk with the dog? Animal geographies and negotiating walking spaces

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    | Contributor(s):: Thomas Fletcher, Louise Platt

    In this paper we present findings from interviews conducted with people who walk with dogs. Drawing on new walking studies and animal geographies as our theoretical framework, we adopt the view that walking is more than just walking; it is often a highly sensual and complex activity. We argue...

  8. (Your) Life's book

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    (Your) Life’s book Two pets in each home!ANIMALS ARE ANGELS and the fact is you came to this world with the RIGHT to have two of these angels at your home, so is the Nature’s law, so is the reality, the rest, is MATRIX, blablabla and political interest. And look that right is a...

  9. Jun 06 2015

    2015 National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference

    Renowned TV dog trainer, Victoria Stilwell has enlisted the help of the world’s top canine behaviour experts, lawyers, and educators to create the National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/298

  10. Jun 24 2017

    2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference

    Registration is now open for the fourth annual UK Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour Conference which will be held on the south London campus of Kingston University on June 24-25, 2017.Now in...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/503

  11. 4 Paws for Ability

    Providing Service Dogs to Children Worldwide4 Paws for Ability enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. This provides increased independence for the children, and assistance to their families. And 4 Paws also works with veterans...

  12. 4Paws

    4Paws volunteer teams visit residential care facilities, hospitals, classrooms, libraries and Boys and Girls Clubs in the Greater North Bay area of San Francisco. There they share their canine companions with anyone needing comfort or a loving nudge of the nose.4Paws offers classes to the...

  13. A Birth Cohort Analysis to Study Dog Walking in Adolescence Shows No Relationship with Objectively Measured Physical Activity

    | Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Andrew R. Ness, Calum Mattocks, Robert M. Christley

    Physical inactivity during childhood and adolescence is a serious health concern. There are few studies of the activity undertaken by adolescents when walking with the family dog, and the effect of this on objectively measured physical activity levels. Objective measures of physical activity...

  14. A community-based social networking intervention to increase walking in dog owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Deirdra Murphy, Cynthia Ferrara, Jessica Oleski, Emily Panza, Laura Bowen, Brianne Bozella, Kimberly Gada, Clara Savage, Stephanie C. Lemon, Kristin L. Schneider

    Roughly 40% of U.S. households own a dog and while dog ownership is associated with greater engagement in physical activity, up to 60% of dog owners do not achieve the recommended 150 minutes of weekly physical activity. The present study aims to develop and test a dog walking intervention...

  15. A companion animal in a simulated work setting : the roles of task difficulty and pet ownership on stress reduction

    | Contributor(s):: Anna Hall Stewart

    The benefits of human-animal interactions have been explored in the literature,  documenting positive physiological and psychological outcomes for humans. This  experiment sought to extend research in this area by studying three variables that have  never been examined together...

  16. A Journey with Dogs: Michelle Phillips at TEDxWhitehorse

    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Phillips

    Michelle was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon. Together with her partner Ed Hopkins she runs a kennel of 55 sled dogs, along with two golden retrievers, two cats and some fish. With her dog team she has run six Yukon Quests and three Iditarods.

  17. A message to dog owners everywhere: Daniel Messavussu at TEDxAmanaAcademy

    | Contributor(s):: Daniel Messavussu

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Amana Academy 1st-8th grade students are challenged this year to redefine the world they live in. The TEDxYouthDay theme for this year is Worlds Imagined. Students will answer the Guiding Question:...

  18. A narrative exploration of the meaning of companion animals throughout the lives of non-institutionalized elderly widows living alone

    | Contributor(s):: Teresa Angela Stokowski

    The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of companion animals throughout the lives of non-institutionalized elderly widows living alone. Three widows ranging in age from 70 to 85 were recruited from friends and acquaintances for participation in this study. The meaning of companion...

  19. A New Leash on Life, Inc

    A New Leash on Life, Inc. is an Oklahoma-based organization that changes people’s lives by utilizing the special abilities of Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs. Our Service Dog and Therapy Dog training programs help Oklahomans with a variety of special needs to live more independently, develop...

  20. A Paws of Happiness: Thea Wasche at TEDxSchriever

    Man's best friend can always bring a smile to your face, but some dogs can do so much more. Thea Wasche and her therapy K9 Lacey volunteer their time working with wounded warriors and American Red Cross shelters to bring a moment of happiness during an otherwise stressful situation.Thea...