Do dog behavioral characteristics predict the quality of the relationship between dogs and their owners?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Christy L. Hoffman, Pan Chen, James A. Serpell, Kristen C. Jacobson
This paper explores whether dog behavioral characteristics predict the quality of the relationship between dogs and their owners (i.e., owner attachment to dog), and whether relations between dog behavior and owner attachment are moderated by demographic characteristics. In this study, N = 92...
Raising canine: cross-species parallels in parental investment
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Eric T. Steiner, N. Clayton Silver, Pam Hall, Chantal Downing, Dominic Hurton, Peter B. Gray
Parental investment tends to vary as a function of parental status, i.e., biological/adoptive parents tend to invest more in their children than stepparents. Given the similarities in some of the ways humans interact with children versus pet dogs, the current study investigated whether dog...
Experimental trial demonstrates positive effects of equine facilitated learning on child social competence
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Patricia Pendry, Stephanie Roeter
Although equine facilitated programs have gained in popularity over the last decade, virtually nothing is known about the causal effects of equine facilitated interventions on human development and wellbeing. To address this gap in the literature, researchers conducted a randomized controlled...
Early stage animal hoarders: are these owners of large numbers of adequately cared for cats?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Daniela Cristina Ramos, N.O. Da Cruz, Sarah L.H. Ellis, J.A.E. Hernandez, Archivaldo Reche-Junior
Animal hoarding is a spectrum-based condition in which hoarders are often reported to have had normal and appropriate pet-keeping habits in childhood and early adulthood. Historically, research has focused largely on well-established clinical animal hoarders with little work targeted towards the...
Book Review: "How Animals Affect Us: Examining the Influence of Human-Animal Interaction on Child Development and Human Health." (2011)
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A. Matamonasa-Bennett
The timing of the publication and review of this edited volume in the inaugural addition of the HAI Bulletin could not have been more fortuitous. Similar to the goals of this publication -- to advance the science and field of human-animal interaction (HAI) -- this volume provides those currently...