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  1. How Wolves Turned into Dogs and How Dogs Are Valuable in Meeting Human Social Needs

    Contributor(s):: Kurt Kotrschal

    A wealth of recent behavioral, neurobiological, and genetic results allows us to draw a new, comprehensive picture of the human-wolf-dog relationship. Dogs originated from wolves 35,000 years ago, mainly via selection for tameness. Wolves were probably spiritual partners and hunting buddies of...

  2. Behaviour problems in pets

    Contributor(s):: Richmond, R.

  3. Rehabilitation and socialization of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) used for entertainment and as pets: An 8-year study at FundaciĆ³ Mona

    Contributor(s):: Llorente, Miquel, Riba, David, Ballesta, Sandra, Feliu, Olga, Rostán, Carles

  4. Human Analogue Safe Haven Effect of the Owner: Behavioural and Heart Rate Response to Stressful Social Stimuli in Dogs

    Full-text: Available

    Contributor(s):: M. Gácsi, K. Maros, S. Sernkvist, T. Faragó, A. Miklósi

    The secure base and safe haven effects of the attachment figure are central features of the human attachment theory. Recently, conclusive evidence for human analogue attachment behaviours in dogs has been provided, however, the owner’s security-providing role in danger has not been directly...

  5. Dogs' attention towards humans depends on their relationship, not only on social familiarity

    Contributor(s):: Horn, L., Range, F., Huber, L.

  6. Pet Parenting

    Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth

  7. The Truth About Cats and Dogs (and Birds and Fish): Picking the Best Pet for Your Family

    Contributor(s):: Rowley, Barbara

  8. Reproducing Dominion: Emotional Apprenticeship in the 4-H Youth Livestock Program

    Contributor(s):: Ellis, C., Irvine, L.

  9. Pet loves, rants, and raves: Commentary on Downey and Ellis's article

    Contributor(s):: Caldwell, Marylouise

  10. Companion Animals and Persons With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type: Therapeutic Possibilities

    Contributor(s):: Baun, Mara M., McCabe, Barbara W.

  11. Hilfreiche Tiereffekte in Alltag und Therapie: Biopsychosoziale Wirkungen und Erklarungsversuche

    Contributor(s):: Nestmann, Frank

  12. The effect of early separation from the mother on pups in bonding to humans and pup health

    Contributor(s):: Slabbert, J. M., Rasa, O. A. E.

    The separation of young dogs from their dams (n = 20) one litter from each bitch (n=55) at the age of 6 weeks had a negative effect on the physical condition and weight gain of separated pups compared with that of pups with maternal contact till 12 (n=40) weeks. Disease susceptibility and...

  13. Responses of pet cats to being held by an unfamiliar person, from weaning to three years of age

    Contributor(s):: Lowe, S. E., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    We have determined the extent to which individual responses of domestic cats on being handled by an unfamiliar person are stable between 2 and 33 months of age. Twenty-nine household cats from nine litters were tested at 2, 4, 12, 24 and 33 months of age, by being held for 1 minute by a standard,...