How Wolves Turned into Dogs and How Dogs Are Valuable in Meeting Human Social Needs
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Behaviour problems in pets
Contributor(s):: Richmond, R.
Effects of therapeutic horse riding on gait cycle parameters and some aspects of behavior of children with autism
Contributor(s):: Steiner, H., Kertesz, Z.
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
Why do dogs bite?
Contributor(s):: Campbell, W. E.
Overview and critique of stages and periods in canine development
Contributor(s):: Fox, M. W.
Complementary psychosocial interventions in child and adolescent psychiatry: Pet assisted therapy
Contributor(s):: Chandramouleeswaran, Susmita, Russell, Paul Swamidhas
[The psychiatric aspects of animal assisted therapy]
Contributor(s):: Banszky, N., Kardos, E., Rozsa, L., Gerevich, J.
Pets, child development, and mental illness
Contributor(s):: Levinson, B. M.
Using Animal-Assisted Therapy to Facilitate Social Communication: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Boyer, Valerie E., Mundschenk, Nancy A.
In the shadow of man: an exploration of pan-human perspectives in a Catalonian chimpanzee sanctuary
Contributor(s):: Alcayna-Stevens, Lys
Pijariurniq: Inuit performances and rituals of the first time
Contributor(s):: Saladin d'Anglure, Bernard
Dogs and Other Metaphors: Reflections on the Influence of Mark Ylvisaker
Contributor(s):: McDonald, Skye
The Human-Environment Dialog in Award-winning Children's Picture Books
Contributor(s):: Williams, J. Allen, Podeschi, Christopher, Palmer, Nathan, Schwadel, Philip, Meyler, Deanna