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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. Animal-companion depictions in women's magazine advertising

    Contributor(s): Patricia F. Kennedy, Mary G. McGarvey

    Via a content analysis of 1398 advertisements that include both people and pets and that appeared in women's magazines over a period of four decades, this study examines the changing roles played by companion animals and the changes in themes used in these advertisements. Considering both the...

  3. Can we live without a dog? Consumption life cycles in dog-owner relationships

    Contributor(s): Tony Ellson

    This article uses an observational study of dog ownership to explicate understanding of consumer behavior in the marketing of pet and pet-related products. A close examination of the relationship between dog and dog owner reveals more than metaphorical parallels in consumer behavior. Dog...

  4. Cat culture, human culture: an ethnographic study of a cat shelter

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    Contributor(s): J. M Alger, S. F Alger

    This study explores the value of traditional ethnographic methods in sociology for the study of human-animal and animal-animal interactions and culture. Itargues that some measure of human-animal intersubjectivity is possible and that the method of participant observation is best suited to...

  5. Ethnic variations in pet attachment among students at an American school of veterinary medicine

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    Contributor(s): S. E. Brown

    This study explores ethnic variations in animal companion ("pet") attachment among 133 students enrolled in a school of veterinary medicine. The 57 White and 76 African American participants completed surveys that included background information, several questions about their animal companions,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Understanding dog-human companionship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Michael J. Dotson, Eva M. Hyatt

    This article reports a survey of 749 dog owners. The survey focuses on owners' interactions with their dogs. This research identifies seven underlying dimensions that comprise the construct of dog companionship. The dimensions include symbiotic relationship, dog-oriented self concept,...

  9. " A importância do vínculo para os donos de cães e gatos nas famílias portuguesas ".

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maria Isabel Lobão de Araújo Rego Miranda

    Da interacção homem-animal resulta uma relação mútua originando benefícios na saúde física e mental de ambos. Este facto é cada vez mais reconhecido pelos donos de animais sendo uma das principais causas do aumento da...

  10. "A little Chanticleer" (sex in psychoanalysis: contributions to psychoanalysis

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Ferenczi, Sandor

  11. "A Super Wild Story": Shared Human-Pigeon Lives and the Questions They Beg

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rautio, Pauliina

  12. "An Experiment on a Gigantic Scale": Darwin and the domestication of pigeons

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Feeley-Harnik, Gillian

  13. "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...

  14. "Between Us, Animals". Emotional Ties Between Humans and Other Animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Monika Bakke

  15. "Blood will tell": producing people and horses in Newmarket, England

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cassidy, Rebecca

  16. "Calm or Chaos" : assessing the human-animal bond and its relationship in our lives.

    Theses | Contributor(s): Joanna Keegan

    The aim of this study was to assess the human-animal bond and investigate the benefits animals have on our lives. The sample consisted of 135 pet owners, of which 45 were males and 90 were females. Quantitative analysis was used as the research method for this study. The findings indicated that...

  17. "Crocodiles are the Souls of the Community" An Analysis of Human-Animal Relations in Northwestern Benin and its Ontological Implications

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Sharon Merz

    In this thesis I explore human-animal relations amongst the Bebelibe of the Commune of Cobly, in the northwest of the Republic of Benin, West Africa, with a focus on how they relate to their tikedimɔmɔnte (true totem(s), literally “interdict(s)-true”). I start with an historical...

  18. "Cruelty": some thoughts concerning education

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Locke, John

  19. "Don't be so Modest, You're a Rat": Anthropomorphism, Social Class, and Renegotiation in Ratatouille and Bee Movie

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reuben Dylan Fong

    One of the common fantasy stories involving anthropomorphized nonhuman animals in animated children's films is of humans and animals discovering they can communicate as equals. The human-animal relationship in the premise of these films exemplifies the idea of questioning and renegotiating...

  20. "Doubt Not an Affectionate Host": Cowper's Hares and the Hospitality of Eighteenth-Century Pet Keeping

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Parker, Erin