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"Bark parks" - a study on interdog aggression in a limited-control environment

By M. R. Shyan, K. A. Fortune, C. King

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As limited-control dog parks become more popular, concerns arise about whether these parks encourage interdog aggression. Systematic observations made at 1 park in Indianapolis, USA over 72 h (between 1600 and 1830 h, 3-5 times a week) across 8 months (between March and November 2001) found that 28 conflicts or potential conflicts occurred (

Publication Title Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Volume 6
Issue 1
Pages 25-32
ISBN/ISSN 1088-8705
Publisher Taylor & Francis
DOI 10.1207/S15327604JAWS0601_02
Language English
Author Address Department of Psychology, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, IN 46208,
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  1. Aggression
  2. Aggressive behavior
  3. Animal behavior
  4. Animals
  5. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  6. Canidae
  7. Canine
  8. Carnivores
  9. Developed countries
  10. Dogs
  11. Mammals
  12. North America
  13. OECD countries
  14. parks
  15. peer-reviewed
  16. Pets and companion animals
  17. United States of America
  18. vertebrates
  1. peer-reviewed