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  1. The effect of age on visuo-spatial short-term memory in family dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Patrizia Piotti, Dóra Szabó, Lisa Wallis, Zsófia Bognár, Bianka Stiegmann, Anna Egerer, Pauline Marty, EnikÅ‘ Kubinyi

    Decline in the visuo-spatial memory domain may be an early marker for cognitive decline and has a relevant impact on animal welfare. Current research on visuo-spatial memory in family dogs is often limited by factors such as the need of extensive pre-training, limited attention to co-occurring...

  2. Evaluating FIDO: Developing and pilot testing the Field Instantaneous Dog Observation tool

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Amy E. Bauer, Mary Jordan, Monica Colon, Traci Shreyer, Candace C. Croney

    Field assessments of the health and welfare of kenneled dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) must be both accurate and rapid. In order to facilitate such evaluations, especially by individuals with limited training in canine behavior and welfare, a non-invasive tool was developed and pilot-tested...

  3. An Evaluation of Respondent Conditioning Procedures to Decrease Barking in an Animal Shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Steven Wade Payne, Kian S Assemi

    A common problem behavior in animal shelters is excessive noise from barking, which can regularly exceed 100dBs.  Noise levels in animal shelters are correlated with increased stress in dogs, which may lead to increased problem behavior and a decrease in adoption.  The purpose of the...

  4. Comparing trainers' reports of clicker use to the use of clickers in applied research studies: methodological differences may explain conflicting results

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lynna C Feng, Tiffani J Howell, Pauleen C Bennett

    Clicker training refers to an animal training technique, derived from laboratory-based studies of animal learning and behaviour, in which a reward-predicting signal is delivered immediately following performance of a desired behaviour, and is subsequently followed by a reward. While clicker...

  5. Predictors of proximity to others in colony housed shelter cats (Felis silvestris catus)

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Malini Suchak, Michael Piombino, Kalina Bracco

    Colony housing of cats allows shelters to maximize the number of cats housed in limited space. Most research on colony-housed cats examines stress in relation to group size or enclosure size.  While this is important for evaluating welfare, it is equally important to understand how cats...

  6. Who Let the Dogs Out? A Plea for Official Guidelines on Service Animals in the Teaching Laboratory

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hammett, A. J. M., Spencer, J. V.

  7. Vitality from Experiences in Nature and Contact with Animals-A Way to Develop Joint Attention and Social Engagement in Children with Autism?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bystrom, K., Grahn, P., Hagerhall, C.

  8. A Proposal for a Comprehensive Human-Animal Approach of Evaluation for Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lerner, H.

  9. Process Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Feasibility and Relevance of a Dog-Assisted Therapy Program in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wijker, C., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  10. Owners' Attitudes, Knowledge, and Care Practices: Exploring the Implications for Domestic Cat Behavior and Welfare in the Home

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Grigg, E. K., Kogan, L. R.

  11. Owner personality and the wellbeing of their cats share parallels with the parent-child relationship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Finka, L. R., Ward, J., Farnworth, M. J., Mills, D. S.

  12. Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.

  13. [Impact of animal-assisted interventions on the resident]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chrusciel, J., Letty, A., Armaingaud, D., Hay, P. E., Sanchez, S.

  14. Gazing as a help requesting behavior: a comparison of dogs participating in animal-assisted interventions and pet dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cavalli, C., Carballo, F., Dzik, M. V., Bentosela, M.

  15. Falling, Dying Sheep, and the Divine: Notes on Thick Therapeutics in Peri-Urban Senegal

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lovell, Anne M., Papa, Mamadou Diagne

  16. Factors of potential influence on different behavioural tests in fattening pigs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mieloch, F. J., Nietfeld, S., Straßburg, C., Krieter, J., Grosse Beilage, E., Czycholl, I.

  17. Evaluating changes in salivary oxytocin and cortisol following positive reinforcement training in two adult male western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leeds, A., Good, J., Schook, M. W., Dennis, P. M., Stoinski, T. S., Willis, M. A., Lukas, K. E.

  18. Endoparasite infection hotspots in Estonian urban areas

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tull, A., Moks, E., Laurimaa, L., Keis, M., Suld, K.

  19. Emotional Transfer in Human-Horse Interaction: New Perspectives on Equine Assisted Interventions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Scopa, C., Contalbrigo, L., Greco, A., Lanata, A., Scilingo, E. P., Baragli, P.

  20. [Effects of hypotherapy on the motor function of persons with Down's syndrome: a systematic review]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): De Miguel, A., De Miguel, M. D., Lucena-Anton, D., Rubio, M. D.