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  1. Aggressive behavior of dogs kept as companion animals: classification and influence of sex, reproductive status and breed

    Contributor(s): Peter L. Borchelt

    Data were obtained from a total of 245 cases of aggressive-behavior problems in dogs kept as companion animals. Aggression involved barking, growling and biting behavior. For each case, a home visit of one to several hours yielded a description of the sequences of aggressive behavior and the...

  2. Owner-companion dog interactions: relationships between demographic variables, potentially problematic behaviours, training engagement and shared activities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pauleen Charmayne Bennett, Vanessa Ilse Rohlf

    Many companion dogs occupy a privileged position in our society, living closely with human caretakers who go to great lengths to provide for their needs and desires. Others fare less well, being abandoned or killed, many because they are believed to exhibit behaviour problems. The aim in this...

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

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shyan, M. R., Fortune, K. A., King, C.

    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...

  4. "But-He'll Fall!": Children with Autism, Interspecies Intersubjectivity, and the Problem of 'Being Social'

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Solomon, O.

  5. "Expectations versus experiences of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) service dogs: An inductive conventional content analysis": Correction to Nieforth et al. (2022)

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  6. "For the Love of Horses": Establishing a Protocol for Women in a Therapeutic Community to Work With Rescued Horses

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mallow, Alissa, Mattel, Pamela, Broas, Lynda

  7. "Hevonen ei ole minulle urheiluväline, se on arjen terapeutti" : Materiaalipaketti Pihlavan Tallille

    Theses | Contributor(s): Mira Kostamo

    Toiminnallinen opinnäytetyö on toteutettu Pihlavan Tallille. Pihlavan Talli on Suomen Ratsastajainliiton hyväksymä ja valvoma ratsastustalli Kiihtelysvaarassa, Joensuussa. Ratsastustuntien ja – leirien lisäksi talli toteuttaa kuntouttavaa hevostoimintaa eli...

  8. "His Ears Are So Soft!" VETPETS: an animal-assisted visitation/activity program for children and families at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bach, Christina

  9. "Holding" on a leash: The role of companion animals in counselling and psychology

    Theses | Contributor(s): Wilkes, Jane Katherine

  10. "Many Secrets Are Told Around Horses:" An Ethnographic Study of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Van Tiem

    This dissertation presents an ethnography of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) based on nine months of fieldwork at "Equine Healers," a non-profit organization in central Colorado that specialized in various therapeutic modalities associated with EAP. In bridging scholarly work around...

  11. "Mindfulness With Dogs": A Group Therapy Program for Adolescents with Behavioral Problems

    Theses | Contributor(s): Aslanian, Abbey

  12. "Nu kommer hunden!": Aktionsforskning om barn som läser för hundar med syfte att utveckla lässtunderna på svenska bibliotek

    Theses | Contributor(s): Elina Garp

    This master´s thesis in Library and Information Science examines the experiences of children who read to a dog. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the interactions between the librarian, the readingdog-handler, the child-ren and the dogs and what the benefits from the interactions...

  13. "Paws" to provide comfort, relieve pain

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): D'Arcy, Y.

  14. "PAWSitive' interventions ease 'rrrf' times in pediatrics

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Myers, Janet

  15. "Pet therapy" : a study and resource guide for the use of companion animals in selected therapies

    Books | Contributor(s): Arkow, Phil

  16. "The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  17. "We need them as much as they need us": A systematic review of the qualitative evidence for possible mechanisms of effectiveness of animal-assisted intervention (AAI)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shen, R. Z. Z., Xiong, P., Chou, U. I., Hall, B. J.

  18. "When He's Up There He's Just Happy and Content": Parents' Perceptions of Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Lauren Boyd

    The present research set out to explore parents‟ perceptions of therapeutic horseback riding as an activity for their children with multiple disabilities. It was designed to explore their vicarious experiences of the activity as well as their perceptions of their children‟s experiences of the...

  19. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

    Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...

  20. 'Battered pets': Munchausen syndrome by proxy (factitious illness by proxy)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Munro, H. M. C., Thrusfield, M. V.