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  1. Training Dogs to Feel Good: Embodying Well-being in Multispecies Relations

    Contributor(s):: Porter, N.

  2. Attachment Style Is Related to Quality of Life for Assistance Dog Owners

    Contributor(s):: White, N., Mills, D., Hall, S.

  3. Separation, Confinement, or Noises: What Is Scaring That Dog?

    Contributor(s):: Ballantyne, K. C.

  4. Animal-assisted therapy for inpatient adults

    Contributor(s):: Phung, A.

  5. The effect of therapy dogs on children in a learning environment

    Contributor(s):: Kimberly Ann Sheckler, Roberta DiHoff (adviser)

    Having a dog in school can seem exciting for many students, but can these furry companions actually help students attain higher levels of academic success? The benefits of therapy dogs in an educational setting can be seen in many research studies. Dogs in the classroom can be used to calm...

  6. Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies

    Contributor(s):: Kathryn Rebekah Struik

    The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...

  7. Reduced heart rate variability in pet dogs affected by anxiety-related behaviour problems

    Contributor(s):: Wormald, D., Lawrence, A. J., Carter, G., Fisher, A. D.

  8. Comparação entre bem-estar psicológico do tutor e problemas comportamentais no seu animal de companhia

    Contributor(s):: Joana Lara da Encarnação Antunes de Almeida

    O Homem tem vindo a relacionar-se com cães e gatos há, pelo menos, 9 mil anos, sendo o vínculo homem-animal já bastante conhecido. Acredita-se mesmo que a relação entre homens e cães/gatos é uma das relações...

  9. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools

    Contributor(s):: Courtney Zents

    Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...

  10. Síndrome de ansiedade de separação em cães

    Contributor(s):: Giulia Bampi

    Atualmente é crescente o número de animais de companhia acometidos pela síndorme de ansiedade de separação (SAS), condição relacionada a distúrbios no vínculo humano-animal que levam a uma hipervinculação...

  11. Its a Dog's Life: Contemplating the Human-Animal Relationship through Dog Adoption Narratives

    Contributor(s):: Nicole Silvestrini

    Dog adoption is a popular way for people to find pets in the United States. With dog adoption comes dog adoption narratives, ideologically about the dog, told by humans for humans. Dog adoption narratives, a genre of personal experience narrative, enact a series of formalized conventions that...

  12. The Effect of Dog-Assisted Intervention on Student Well-Being, Mood, and Anxiety

    Contributor(s):: Dasha Grajfoner, Emma Harte, Lauren M. Potter, Nicola McGuigan

    This novel, exploratory study investigated the effect of a short, 20 min, dog-assisted intervention on student well-being, mood, and anxiety. One hundred and thirty-two university students were allocated to either an experimental condition or one of two control conditions. Each participant...

  13. A companion animal in a simulated work setting : the roles of task difficulty and pet ownership on stress reduction

    Contributor(s):: Anna Hall Stewart

    The benefits of human-animal interactions have been explored in the literature,  documenting positive physiological and psychological outcomes for humans. This  experiment sought to extend research in this area by studying three variables that have  never been examined together...

  14. Dogs2DogTags

    We create an opportunity to save shelter dogs, train them, and place them with deserving service members who have been diagnosed with post-combat stress and anxiety. There is no out of pocket cost for the veteran to receive a trained dog, and they gain a constant companion to help them cope with...

  15. The fearful, anxious, & worried pet

    Contributor(s):: Deporter, T.

  16. Psychological Evaluation of Animal-assisted Intervention (AAI) Programs Involving Visiting Dogs and Cats for Alcohol Dependents: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Ohtani, N., Narita, S., Yoshihara, E., Ohta, M., Iwahashi, K.

  17. The "pet effect": physiological calming in the presence of canines

    Contributor(s):: Wheeler, E. A., Faulkner, M. E.

    The "pet effect," whereby interaction with a companion animal reduces the physiological indices of stress, varies with respect to fear of animals, companion animal guardianship, type of companion animal, or types of stress. In this study, a non-clinical sample of 223 undergraduates underwent the...

  18. Study of the Effect of Dogs on College Students' Mood and Anxiety

    Contributor(s):: Mariah J. Picard

    The purpose of the present study was to determine whether first-year college students’ interaction with a dog would have a positive effect on their mood and anxiety. A sample of 35 first-year college students, aged 18-19 years, was partially randomly assigned to a condition for five minutes...

  19. [The psychiatric aspects of animal assisted therapy]

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

  20. Can Presence of a Dog Reduce Pain and Distress in Children during Venipuncture?

    Contributor(s):: Vagnoli, Laura, Caprilli, Simona, Vernucci, Chiara, Zagni, Silvia, Mugnai, Francesca, Messeri, Andrea