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  1. Human-animal interactions of community dogs in Campo Largo, Brazil: a descriptive study

    Contributor(s):: Kwok, Y. K. E., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Sprea, G., Molento, C. F. M.

    Free-roaming, ownerless dogs comprise a considerable portion of Brazil's dog population. To address societal concerns for animal welfare, the Brazilian town of Campo Largo established the "community dog program," where free-roaming dogs are cared for by self-appointed community members, known as...

  2. The Coleman Dog Attitude Scale (C-DAS): development, refinement, validation, and reliability

    Contributor(s):: Coleman, J. A., Green, B., Garthe, R. C., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Barker, S. B., Ingram, K. M.

    Human-animal interactions have been studied for many years. As the human-animal interaction field continues to grow, the need for measures that adequately assess fundamental human-animal domains (e.g., relationships, interactions, attachments, bonds) also increases. Specifically, attitudes toward...

  3. Owners' Perceptions of Their Animal's Behavioural Response to the Loss of an Animal Companion

    Contributor(s):: Jessica K. Walker, Natalie K. Waran, Clive J.C. Phillips

    The loss of a companion animal is recognised as being associated with experiences of grief by the owner, but it is unclear how other animals in the household may be affected by such a loss. Our aim was to investigate companion animals’ behavioural responses to the loss of a companion...

  4. Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment

    Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.

    We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...

  5. Assessing companion dog behavior in a social setting

    Contributor(s):: Roth, Lina S. V., Jensen, Per

  6. Approach behaviour of shelter dogs and its relationships with the attitudes of shelter staff to dogs

    Contributor(s):: Arhant, C., Troxler, J.

    The behaviour of animals towards humans is widely used to assess human-animal relationship and welfare in livestock. The aim of this study was to develop an approach test for dogs that is feasible in a surveillance setting, shows stability over a given time period and has good...

  7. The prevalence and implications of human-animal co-sleeping in an Australian sample

    Contributor(s):: Smith, B., Thompson, K., Clarkson, L., Dawson, D.

    Sleep research is characterized by an interest in humans, with the realm of animal sleep left largely to ethologists and animal scientists. However, the lives of sleep-study participants and those with sleep problems frequently involve animals. For the majority of the population in developed...

  8. Personification as the social emotional behaviors in human and animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Yamada, Hiroshi

  9. 'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs

    Contributor(s):: Harding, S.

  10. Companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Corr, S. A.

  11. Why some people care for animals

    Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C.

  12. A case for companion animal behavior

    Contributor(s):: Donal McKeown, Andreas Luescher

    Applied animal behavior is a rapidly growing discipline in the field of clinical veterinary medicine. It is critical that practising veterinarians have a working knowledge of companion animal behavior.

  13. History and ethics of keeping pets: comparison with farm animals. (Animals and their welfare)

    Contributor(s):: Spencer, S., Decuypere, E., Aerts, S., Tavernier, J. de

    Perhaps the most common reasons for keeping of pets are companionship and for affection. Pets are, therefore, being used for human ends in much the same way as laboratory or farm animals. So should not the same arguments apply to the use of pets as to those used in other ways? In accepting the...

  14. Editorial: On behalf of children

    Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck

  15. Multidimensional quality of life and human

    Contributor(s):: Schneider, Tamera R., Lyons, Joseph B., Tetrick, Mark A., Accortt, Eynav E.