Canine development and socialization
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A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users
| Contributor(s):: Edwin Gomez, John Hunting
The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...
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...
Institut Français de Zoothérapie
| Contributor(s):: François Beiger
Développer des formations professionnelles et Universitaires aux pratiques de la médiation animale en Europe, en Tunisie et au Canada. Théorie, pratique.Aborder la dimension professionnelle sur la médiation animale et tout ce qui s'y rapporte. Programmes,...
The Ethics of Animal Training
| Contributor(s):: Anthony Milligan
Animal training sits toward the uncomfortably overt end of human dominance. It can involve familiar kinds of harms, but, as commentators such as Vicki Hearne and Donna Haraway have pointed out, it can also enhance animal contentment, capabilities and autonomy. However, unlike socialization, it is...
The Perceived Psychosocial Benefits of Pet Ownership on Child Development: A Parental Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Erin K. Leahy
The purpose of this review is to explore the beneficial role pets play in facilitating the psychosocial development of preadolescent children. It is proposed that the pet is perceived by both the child and parent as a developmental resource during preadolescent development, as it assists the...
Interspecific attachment: social bonds between humans and their 'best friends'
| Contributor(s):: Morag G. Ryan
Attachment refers to an individual seeking and maintaining close proximity to another individual. Although, relatively few studies have examined attachment in an interspecific context the human-dog bond has recently gained a great deal of attention, as this relationship has been subjected to...
Effect of Socialization on Impulsivity in the Domestic Dog
| Contributor(s):: Mitcham Alexandra
Impulsivity is defined as acting prematurely without forethought or foresight. Three assessments of impulsivity were compared in companion dogs: the delayed reward task, cylinder detour task, and the Dog Impulsivity Assessment Scale (DIAS). A strong correlation was observed between the behaviour...
Behaviour problems in pets
| Contributor(s):: Richmond, R.
Rehabilitation and socialization of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) used for entertainment and as pets: An 8-year study at Fundació Mona
| Contributor(s):: Llorente, Miquel, Riba, David, Ballesta, Sandra, Feliu, Olga, Rostán, Carles
K-9 Care Crew: Kids + Dogs + Seniors = Love: Kim Wood at TEDxMuskegon
| Contributor(s):: Kim Wood
The K-9 Care Crew is a group of high school student volunteers from Western Michigan Christian High School. Our students train and work with dogs that are temperament tested and chosen as especially suited for pet therapy. The dogs we work with come in all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages. Many of...
Human Analogue Safe Haven Effect of the Owner: Behavioural and Heart Rate Response to Stressful Social Stimuli in Dogs
| 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...
Pawsitive Partners is a positive training company that focuses on strengthening the relationship between you and your dog, no matter what the problem, through communication and an individualized training program. Specializing in fearful and reactive dogs, Pawsitive Partners stays on top of the...
Dogs' attention towards humans depends on their relationship, not only on social familiarity
| Contributor(s):: Horn, L., Range, F., Huber, L.
| Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth
The Truth About Cats and Dogs (and Birds and Fish): Picking the Best Pet for Your Family
| Contributor(s):: Rowley, Barbara
Reproducing Dominion: Emotional Apprenticeship in the 4-H Youth Livestock Program
| Contributor(s):: Ellis, C., Irvine, L.
Pet loves, rants, and raves: Commentary on Downey and Ellis's article
| Contributor(s):: Caldwell, Marylouise
Companion Animals and Persons With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type: Therapeutic Possibilities
| Contributor(s):: Baun, Mara M., McCabe, Barbara W.
Hilfreiche Tiereffekte in Alltag und Therapie: Biopsychosoziale Wirkungen und Erklarungsversuche
| Contributor(s):: Nestmann, Frank