A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users
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| 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...
Behaviour problems in pets
| Contributor(s):: Richmond, R.
Canine development and socialization
Companion Animals and Persons With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type: Therapeutic Possibilities
| Contributor(s):: Baun, Mara M., McCabe, Barbara W.
Dogs' attention towards humans depends on their relationship, not only on social familiarity
| Contributor(s):: Horn, L., Range, F., Huber, L.
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...
Hilfreiche Tiereffekte in Alltag und Therapie: Biopsychosoziale Wirkungen und Erklarungsversuche
| Contributor(s):: Nestmann, Frank
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Pet loves, rants, and raves: Commentary on Downey and Ellis's article
| Contributor(s):: Caldwell, Marylouise
| Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth
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
Reproducing Dominion: Emotional Apprenticeship in the 4-H Youth Livestock Program
| Contributor(s):: Ellis, C., Irvine, L.
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,...
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...
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...