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  1. Pet dogs exhibit social preference for people who synchronize with them: what does it tell us about the evolution of behavioral synchronization?

    Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Bedossa, T., Gaunet, F.

  2. Use of behavioural and physiological responses for scoring sound sensitivity in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Carla Caroline Franzini de Souza, Daniel Penteado Martins Dias, Raquel Nascimento de Souza, Magda Alves de Medeiros

    Sound sensitive dogs have exaggerated responses to sound stimuli that can negatively impact the welfare of the dog. Behavioural reactions combined with the response to sound involve a marked autonomic imbalance towards sympathetic predominance and release of cortisol. The purpose of the present...

  3. To a Future Where Everyone Can Walk a Dog Even if They Don't Own One

    | Contributor(s):: Chen, E. Y.

    2018Front Public Health63492296-2565 (Print)2296-256510.3389/fpubh.2018.00349engDepartment of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States.text

  4. The influence of dog ownership on objective measures of free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults: a longitudinal case-controlled study

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    | Contributor(s):: Philippa Margaret Dall, Sarah Lesley Helen Ellis, Brian Martin Ellis, P Margaret Grant, Alison Colyer, Nancy Renee Gee, Malcolm Howard Granat, Daniel Simon Mills

    Background There is some evidence to suggest that dog ownership may improve physical activity (PA) among older adults, but to date, studies examining this, have either depended on self-report or incomplete datasets due to the type of activity monitor used to record physical activity....

  5. I Walk My Dog Because It Makes Me Happy: A Qualitative Study to Understand Why Dogs Motivate Walking and Improved Health

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    | Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Robert M. Christley, Garry Marvin, Elizabeth Perkins

    Dog walking is a popular everyday physical activity. Dog owners are generally more active than non-owners, but some rarely walk with their dog. The strength of the dog–owner relationship is known to be correlated with dog walking, and this qualitative study investigates why. Twenty-six...

  6. Arrival Stories: Using Participatory, Embodied, Sensory Ethnography to Explore the Making of an English City for Newly Arrived International Students

    | Contributor(s):: Stevenson, Andrew

  7. Controversies Regarding Service Animals in the Ambulatory Oncology Setting

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer, F. L., McCrory, N., Hewitt, L.

  8. Impacts of Encouraging Dog Walking on Returns of Newly Adopted Dogs to a Shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Lisa Gunter, Alexandra Protopopova, Steven P. Hooker, Cheryl Der Ananian, Clive DL Wynne

    This study involved examining the ability of a postadoption intervention to reduce returns of newly adopted dogs to shelters by encouraging physical activity between adopters and their dogs. Guardians in the intervention group received emails with dog behavior and human activity advice as well...

  9. (Just) a walk with the dog? Animal geographies and negotiating walking spaces

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    | Contributor(s):: Thomas Fletcher, Louise Platt

    In this paper we present findings from interviews conducted with people who walk with dogs. Drawing on new walking studies and animal geographies as our theoretical framework, we adopt the view that walking is more than just walking; it is often a highly sensual and complex activity. We argue...

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  11. A Birth Cohort Analysis to Study Dog Walking in Adolescence Shows No Relationship with Objectively Measured Physical Activity

    | Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Andrew R. Ness, Calum Mattocks, Robert M. Christley

    Physical inactivity during childhood and adolescence is a serious health concern. There are few studies of the activity undertaken by adolescents when walking with the family dog, and the effect of this on objectively measured physical activity levels. Objective measures of physical activity...

  12. Feasibility of a volunteer dog-walking program for high school students and shelter dogs in Chico, California

    | Contributor(s):: Danielle Allred

    Dog-walking is gaining recognition as a way of combating sedentary lifestyles. Dog owners who walk their dogs are more likely to meet physical activity standards recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and studies have shown positive benefits resulting from animal interaction, including...

  13. Older Adults May Benefit from Bonds Formed With Dogs

  14. Intervention for an Adolescent With Cerebral Palsy During Period of Accelerated Growth

    | Contributor(s):: Reubens, R., Silkwood-Sherer, D. J.

  15. Randomized Controlled Theory-Based, E-Mail-Mediated Walking Intervention: Differences Between Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Libby Richards, Niwako Ogata, Ching-Wei Cheng

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of two concurrent randomized controlled interventions based on social cognitive theory to increase walking. A second purpose was to compare the efficacy of the intervention between two distinct groups: dog owners and non-dog owners. Adult dog...

  16. Encounters with Difference and Politics of Place: Meanings of Birdwatchers and Dog Walkers at a Multiple-Use Urban Forest

    | Contributor(s):: Taryn M. Graham

    With a particular interest in birdwatchers and dog walkers, this case study explored place meanings of users at Westmount Summit Woods, a multiple-use urban forest located just west of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A document analysis was conducted on the research site, followed by data...

  17. Exploring the relationship between motivation and dog-walking behaviour: what motivates older adults to walk with their dogs?

    | Contributor(s):: Ashley Hope

    Dog ownership in older adulthood has been connected with  increased likelihood of meeting the physical activity guidelines. There are older dog  owners, however, that do not walk their dogs. Investigation utilizing the Self-  Determination Theory was used to identify differences in...

  18. An Examination of Dog Ownership in the Promotion of Walking as a Form of Physical Activity and Its Effects on Physical and Psychological Health

    | Contributor(s):: Nikolina Margaret Duvall Antonacopoulos

    The low percentage of Canadian adults who are sufficiently active is of concern in light of the detrimental health consequences associated with insufficient physical activity. Two studies were conducted in order to explore dog walking as a means of obtaining physical activity and the possible...

  19. State of the art review: Promoting dog walking for healthy lifestyles

    | Contributor(s):: Hayley Christian, Adrian Bauman, Jacqueline Epping, Glenn N. Levine, Gavin McCormack, Ryan E. Rhodes, Elizabeth Richards, Melanie Rock, Carri Westgarth

    Regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits, including the prevention of many chronic diseases and conditions or a reduction in their adverse effects. Intervention studies suggest that promoting dog walking among dog owners who do not routinely walk their dogs may be an...

  20. Dog Walking - The Health Benefits