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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. Tickling Rats: Differential Benefits for Pet Store Rats

    Contributor(s):: Whitney Blankenberger

    Animal welfare and the effects of the human-animal bond are becoming increasingly important to researchers and the public. Animal use in biomedical research is indispensable and inevitably creates stressful situations for the animals. One way to mediate this stress and improve rat welfare is by...

  3. Influence of Maternal Care on Behavioural Development of Domestic Dogs (Canis Familiaris) Living in a Home Environment

    Contributor(s):: Giovanna Guardini, Jon Bowen, Chiara Mariti, Jaume Fatjo, Claudio Sighieri, Angelo Gazzano

    Maternal care has been shown to affect the development of the brain, behaviour, social skills and emotional systems of the young of many mammalian species including dogs. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of maternal care on the behavioural responses of family dog puppies...

  4. Animais solidários: a zooterapia como extensão universitária para idosos institucionalizados

    Contributor(s):: Gisele Dela Ricci, Carina Torelli, Maria de Fatima Martins, Thiago William de Almeida

    This study aimed to introduce different animals into Vicente de Paulo Asylum quotidian, in Pirassununga city, State of São Paulo, through the lonely animals’ project of veterinary medicine and husbandry faculty of São Paulo State University, researching identify the best way...

  5. Practical physical and behavioral measures to assess the socialization spectrum of cats in a shelter-like setting during a three day period

    Contributor(s):: Slater, M., Garrison, L., Miller, K., Weiss, E., Makolinski, K., Drain, N., Mirontshuk, A.

    Animal welfare organizations routinely accept large numbers of cats with unknown histories, and whose backgrounds vary from well-socialized pets to cats that have had little or no contact with humans. Agencies are challenged with making the determination of socialization level in a highly...

  6. Reliability and validity of a survey of cat caregivers on their cats' socialization level in the cat's normal environment

    Contributor(s):: Slater, M., Garrison, L., Miller, K., Weiss, E., Makolinski, K., Drain, N.

    Stray cats routinely enter animal welfare organizations each year and shelters are challenged with determining the level of human socialization these cats may possess as quickly as possible. However, there is currently no standard process to guide this determination. This study describes the...

  7. Physical and behavioral measures that predict cats' socialization in an animal shelter environment during a three day period

    Contributor(s):: Slater, M., Garrison, L., Miller, K., Weiss, E., Drain, N., Makolinski, K.

    Animal welfare organizations typically take in cats with unknown levels of socialization towards humans, ranging from unsocialized cats well-socialized but lost pets. Agencies typically determine the socialization status and disposition options of cats within three days, when even a...

  8. Behaviour problems in pets

    Contributor(s):: Richmond, R.

  9. Effects of therapeutic horse riding on gait cycle parameters and some aspects of behavior of children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Steiner, H., Kertesz, Z.

  10. 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

  11. Why do dogs bite?

    Contributor(s):: Campbell, W. E.

  12. Overview and critique of stages and periods in canine development

    Contributor(s):: Fox, M. W.

  13. Complementary psychosocial interventions in child and adolescent psychiatry: Pet assisted therapy

    Contributor(s):: Chandramouleeswaran, Susmita, Russell, Paul Swamidhas

  14. [The psychiatric aspects of animal assisted therapy]

    Contributor(s):: Banszky, N., Kardos, E., Rozsa, L., Gerevich, J.

  15. Pets, child development, and mental illness

    Contributor(s):: Levinson, B. M.

  16. Using Animal-Assisted Therapy to Facilitate Social Communication: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Boyer, Valerie E., Mundschenk, Nancy A.

  17. In the shadow of man: an exploration of pan-human perspectives in a Catalonian chimpanzee sanctuary

    Contributor(s):: Alcayna-Stevens, Lys

  18. Pijariurniq: Inuit performances and rituals of the first time

    Contributor(s):: Saladin d'Anglure, Bernard

  19. Dogs and Other Metaphors: Reflections on the Influence of Mark Ylvisaker

    Contributor(s):: McDonald, Skye

  20. The Human-Environment Dialog in Award-winning Children's Picture Books

    Contributor(s):: Williams, J. Allen, Podeschi, Christopher, Palmer, Nathan, Schwadel, Philip, Meyler, Deanna