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  1. What Makes a Good Therapy Dog? Identifying Factors Associated with Calm Behavior in Therapy Dogs

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Kristen Cunningham, Zachary L. Darwish, Rosemary Strasser

    Dogs offer a variety of benefits to society, including the use of therapy dogs to provide therapeutic and physiological benefits, enhancing the lives of a wide range of recipients. Unlike service or emotional support animals, therapy dogs provide support to a multitude of individuals, often in...

  2. What Makes Us So Different from the Apes?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Layng, Tony

  3. What time is feeding? How delays and anticipation of feeding schedules affect stump-tailed macaque behavior

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Waitt, C., Buchanan-Smith, H. M.

    Everyday animal care routines are essential to an animal's physical well-being but the effects of husbandry routines on the animals' psychological well-being are not often considered. The scheduling of animal care routines may have an important impact on how they are perceived by the animals...

  4. What we can measure, we can manage: The importance of using robust welfare indicators in Equitation Science

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Waran, Natalie, Randle, Hayley

    Ever since the phrase, ‘the happy athlete’ was introduced into the FEI rules for dressage (Article 401.1) there have been discussions about what this actually means and whether it is possible to recognize and reward positive emotions in working horses. For those interested in the study of equine...

  5. What's in it for the companion animal? Pet attachment and college students' behaviors toward pets

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shore, E. R., Douglas, D. K., Riley, M. L.

    Research on the human-nonhuman animal bond has focused primarily on its advantages to the human. The purpose of this study is to investigate behaviors of caregivers (owners) of companion animals (pets) and to examine the relationship between such behaviors and scores on a pet attachment scale....

  6. Whatever happened to baby Nim?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Simpson, David D., Scheel, Matthew H.

  7. When dogs seem to lose their nose: an investigation on the use of visual and olfactory cues in communicative context between dog and owner

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Szetei, V., Miklosi, A., Topal, J., Csanyi, V.

    In two experimental studies, we observed whether dogs rely on olfactory and/or visual information about the hiding place for food in a two-choice test. However, for some dogs direct olfactory (smelling the food) or visual (observing of the food being hidden) experience has been contradicted by...

  8. When sleep is not good for you

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Morrison, Adrian R.

  9. When walking in an outside area, shelter dogs (Canis familiaris) synchronize activity with their caregivers but do not remain as close to them as do pet dogs

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

  10. Which obstacles are most problematic for jumping horses?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stachurska, A., Pieta, M., Nesteruk, E.

    The objective of this study was to examine the behaviour of horses jumping over variously designed obstacles, i.e. which obstacles are easy for them and jumped willingly or which cause difficulties. This was judged by scoring two main faults at jumping events: the number of knock-downs and...

  11. Whisker trimming by mother cats

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ehrenlechner, S., Unshelm, J.

    This paper reports 5 cases of whisker trimming in cats, an Abyssinian, a Burmese, a Siam, a Persian-Siam mongrel, and one Domestic short hair queen. All cases occurred in cats rearing their first litter. In 2 cases, difficulties during birth were reported and in one case the help of a...

  12. Who Feels Sympathy for Roosters Used in Cockfighting? Examining the Influence of Feelings, Belief in Animal Mind, Personality, and Empathy-Related Traits

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lee, S. A., Quarles, L.

    Since the 2007 Vick dog-fighting case, much attention has been focused on cruelty against dogs. Cockfighting roosters, on the other hand, have been virtually ignored by scientists and laypeople alike. Accordingly, very little is known about our emotional reactions to roosters used for...

  13. Who let the dog in? How to incorporate a dog into a self-contained classroom

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    Magazine Articles | Contributor(s): Katherine L. Anderson

    Described in this article are outcomes, procedures, and suggestions for incorporating a dog into a classroom for students with emotional or behavioral disorders. First, the outcomes for the inclusion of a dog are presented and are reported from an empirical study conducted by the author. Next,...

  14. Who Let the Dog in? How to Incorporate a Dog into a Self-Contained Classroom

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anderson, Katherine L.

  15. Why did you choose this pet?: Adopters and pet selection preferences in five animal shelters in the United States

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emily Weiss, Katherine Miller, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Carla Vela

    Responses from an adopter survey (n = 1,491) determined reasons for pet selection, type of information received by the adopter, and the context in which the animal’s behavior was observed. Appearance of the animal, social behavior with adopter, and personality were the top reasons for adoption...

  16. Why did you choose this pet?: Adopters and pet selection preferences in five animal shelters in the United States

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Weiss, E., Miller, K., Mohan-Gibbons, H., Vela, C.

  17. Why do dogs bite?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Campbell, W. E.

  18. Why do hens sham dustbathe when they have litter?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Olsson, I. A. S., Keeling, L. J., Duncan, I. J. H.

    Hens in cages perform sham dustbathing, that is they go through the behavioural sequence of dustbathing, but on the wire-floor. Such sham dustbathing is found in conventional cages and even in furnished cages which include a dustbath. Consequently, sham dustbathing behaviour cannot be explained...

  19. Why do large dogs sound more aggressive to human listeners: acoustic bases of motivational misattributions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Taylor, A. M., Reby, D., McComb, K.

    Previous research has highlighted that while human listeners are capable of estimating the body size of dogs using the acoustic components of their growls, they also rate growls from larger dogs as more being aggressive than growls from smaller dogs. The aim of this study was to investigate the...

  20. Why do pets misbehave and what can be done about it?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mills, G.