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  1. Sep 26 2016

    Animals Behaving Badly - Veterinary / Welfare Perspectives

    A symposium on problem behavior in pets and leisure horses - the science that helps understand the causes, and ways to prevent or treat them.Stress, poor socialization and inappropriate environment...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/458

  2. Effect of Socialization on Impulsivity in the Domestic Dog

    Contributor(s):: Mitcham Alexandra

    Impulsivity is defined as acting prematurely without forethought or foresight. Three assessments of impulsivity were compared in companion dogs: the delayed reward task, cylinder detour task, and the Dog Impulsivity Assessment Scale (DIAS). A strong correlation was observed between the behaviour...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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....

  8. Counseling pet owners on puppy socialization and establishing leadership

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

  9. Early separation of pups

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

  10. 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...

  11. 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.

  12. Puppy socialization classes

    Contributor(s):: Seksel, K.

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

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

    Full-text: Available

    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...

  16. 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...

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

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

  19. The presence of the dam during handling prevents the socialization of young calves to humans

    | Contributor(s):: Krohn, C. C., Boivin, X., Jago, J. G.

    The effect of handling and hand-feeding of calves with or without their dams present on the calves' subsequent response to humans was investigated using 5 groups of 10 Danish Friesian calves, each of which received a different treatment. The treatments were: calf separated from its dam...

  20. Behavioral reactivity of Jindo dogs socialized at an early age compared with non-socialized dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Kim, Y. K., Lee, S. S., Oh, S. I., Kim, J. S., Suh, E. H., Oupt, K. A., Lee, H. C., Lee, H. J., Yeon, S. C.