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  1. A Qualitative Investigation of the Urban African-American and Latino Adolescent Experience with Wildlife

    Contributor(s):: van Velsor, Stanley W., Nilon, Charles H.

    Few studies have investigated the wildlife-related experience of urban African-American and Latino adolescents. Using a grounded theory research approach, we identified four general conditions (i.e., demographic characteristics, socialization, place of residence, wildlife encounters) that were...

  2. Control, choice, and assessments of the value of behavioral management to nonhuman primates in captivity

    Contributor(s):: Schapiro, S. J., Lambeth, S. P.

    Many people have devoted considerable effort to enhancing the environments of nonhuman primates in captivity. There is substantial motivation to develop experimental, analytical, and interpretational frameworks to enable objective measurements of the value of environmental enrichment/behavioral...

  3. Enhancing nonhuman primate care and welfare through the use of positive reinforcement training

    Contributor(s):: Laule, G., Whittaker, M.

    Nonhuman primates are excellent subjects for the enhancement of care and welfare through training. The broad range of species offers tremendous behavioral diversity, and individual primates show varying abilities to cope with the stressors of captivity, which differ depending on the venue....

  4. The application of animal-assisted therapy in the South African context: A case study

    Contributor(s):: Lubbe, Carien, Scholtz, Suné

  5. Counseling pet owners on puppy socialization and establishing leadership

    Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.

  6. Early separation of pups

    Contributor(s):: Odendaal, J. S. J.

  7. Effect of temperament type on socialization among companion dogs

    Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K., Semerdjiev, V., Stoyanchev, K., Russenov, A., Tsandev, N., Yonkova, P.

    An investigation on the influence of the nervous system type on the course of socialization in companion dogs was observed. In the experiment, 8 puppies from two breeds: Pekinese and Poodle, were included. A test was carried out and it was determined that dogs with temperament types L and F would...

  8. Puppy socialization

    Contributor(s):: Seksel, K.

    This article describes the importance of the socialization and training of puppies for them to develop into behaviourally normal adult dogs. The role of veterinarians in the education of clients regarding the welfare of and their relationship with their dogs is also discussed.

  9. Puppy socialization classes

    Contributor(s):: Seksel, K.

  10. 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...

  11. The effectiveness of puppy socialization classes at the veterinary clinic

    Contributor(s):: Okazawa, E., Seki, T., Murata, K., Murata, H.

    In our veterinary clinic, 411 dogs participated in our puppy socialization classes during the last seven years. The most common breeds were toy poodles, chihuahuas, and miniature dachshunds. Dogs of these three breeds were divided into two groups: one consisted of class-participants, and the...

  12. [Animals used in therapy for the wellbeing of elderly people]

    Contributor(s):: Perraud, F.

  13. MCPaws; regional animal shelter

    Located in McCall, Idaho, MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter has provided loving and compassionate care to abandoned, surrendered and lost dogs and cats of Valley County since 2002. We are proud to be a no-kill animal shelter that is able to provide comfortable and safe shelter, medical care and...

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

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    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...

  15. Pawsitive Partners

    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...

  16. Soul Friends

    Soul Friends, Inc is a nonprofit established in 2003 with a mission to provide innovative clinical and educational programs that promote the healing benefits of the human animal bond and nature therapy for at-risk children. In the last five years, Soul Friends has served over 5,500 children...

  17. Socialization of Puppies - A Marker of Their Future Behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: K. Uzunova, V. Radev, L. Varlyakov

    An investigation on the relationship between temperament and socialization upon thedevelopment of the behaviour of the dog was carried out. The test of Queinnek was applied on10 puppies from the Dobermann and German Shepherd breeds. The temperament type of eachpuppy was determined with reagrd to...

  18. Técnica de imprinting, sociabilización y manejo intensivo temprano en el potrillo

    | Contributor(s):: Francisco González del Pino, Fernando Escalante, Oscar R. Wilde

    El imprinting es el arte por el cual una persona se “introduce” a un animallactante como un individuo más de su propia especie, realizando unmanejo natural del potrillo en el momento del nacimiento y durante losdías subsiguientes, modificando su personalidad. Este “aprendizaje”ocurre únicamente...

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

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

  20. Pet Parenting

    | Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth