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  1. A canine audience: The effect of animal-assisted therapy on reading progress among students identified with learning disabilities

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Julie Omodlo Griess

    This study explored the use of animal-assisted therapy with students identified with a learning disability and limited reading success. Initially, reading progress was defined as the participants' comprehension rate obtained from an oral Informal Reading Inventory (IRI) passage. The nature...

  2. A canine-centric critique of selected dog narratives.

    Theses | Contributor(s): Donelle Gadenne

    In this thesis I perform a canine-centric reading, within the theoretical frame of Critical Animal Studies, of nine ‘dog narratives’ from the last three decades – that is, novels in which dogs and human-canine relationships are central to the story. While the novels differ from...

  3. A case for a naturalistic perspective

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paxton, D. W.

    This paper continues the debate on a unifying theory of the human-companion animal bond, begun in the first volume of Anthrozoos by Kidd and Kidd (1987:140-57). Research is cited in which the relationship between people and the dog is the case study. It is argued that the animal-animal model may...

  4. A case for a naturalistic perspective: response to Lawrence and Bekoff

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paxton, D. W.

    The author responds to commentaries on his original paper noting that "The paper is about questions, not answers. The orthodoxanswer in urban animal management — responsible pet ownership — is really the target of the naturalistic perspective. The paper requests urban authorities to always ask...

  5. A case series of biting dogs: characteristics of the dogs, their behaviour, and their victims

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Guy, N. C., Luescher, U. A., Dohoo, S. E., Spangler, E., Miller, J. B., Dohoo, I. R., Bate, L. A.

    The characteristics of 227 biting dogs, their homes, and their victims were gathered in a detailed telephone survey of general veterinary clientele in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in 1996. All of the dogs had bitten either someone living in the...

  6. A case study of incarcerated males participating in a canine training program

    Theses | Contributor(s): Nikki S. Currie, Fred O. Bradley (adviser)

    The number of animal training programs in correctional facilities has increased in the past 25 years. Anecdotal accounts have informally assessed the efficacy of prison training programs; however, only limited systemic studies have been conducted (Britton & Button, 2005; Furst, 2006). Preliminary...

  7. A case study of the patient wait experience in an emergency department with therapy dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Colleen A. Dell, James Stempien, Lindsey Broberg, Alicia Husband, Lacey Jurke, Betty Rohr, Jane Smith, Joseph Rubin, Susan Tupper, Donna Goodridge, Cathie Fornssler, Logan Fele-Slaferek

    The quality of patient healthcare is a growing concern in Canada’s hospital emergency departments (ED) due to increasing wait times and associated adverse outcomes. A developing body of literature indicates that therapy dogs can positively impact the patient experience. In 2016, members...

  8. A client perspective

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hendrix, I. C.

  9. A closer look. Five years

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Martin, S.

  10. A cold nose can warm the heart

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Farkas, M.

  11. A commentary on 'Understanding dog-human companionship.'

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Durgee, Jeffrey F.

  12. A committed command: A Paraplegic student prepares for her career with the help of a canine friend

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Seckman, Cathy Hester

  13. A community approach to dog bite prevention: American Veterinary Medical Association Task Force on Canine Aggression and Human-Canine Interactions

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Beaver, B. V., Baker, M. D., Gloster, R. C., Grant, W. A., Harris, J. M., Hart, B. J., Hattaway, D. H., Houston, T., Koschman, J. R., Lockwood, R., Rieck, D., Sacks, J. J., Strauss, W. S., Strother, J., Golab, G. C.

      Dog bites are a serious public health problem that inflicts considerable physical and emotional damage on victims and incurs immeasurable hidden costs to communities. Bites have been tolerated as a job-related hazard for utility and postal workers, but for many communities the problem...

  14. A community-based social networking intervention to increase walking in dog owners

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Deirdra Murphy, Cynthia Ferrara, Jessica Oleski, Emily Panza, Laura Bowen, Brianne Bozella, Kimberly Gada, Clara Savage, Stephanie C. Lemon, Kristin L. Schneider

    Roughly 40% of U.S. households own a dog and while dog ownership is associated with greater engagement in physical activity, up to 60% of dog owners do not achieve the recommended 150 minutes of weekly physical activity. The present study aims to develop and test a dog walking intervention...

  15. A companion animal in a simulated work setting : the roles of task difficulty and pet ownership on stress reduction

    Theses | Contributor(s): Anna Hall Stewart

    The benefits of human-animal interactions have been explored in the literature,  documenting positive physiological and psychological outcomes for humans. This  experiment sought to extend research in this area by studying three variables that have  never been examined together...

  16. A companion animal in a work simulation: the roles of task difficulty and prior companion-animal guardianship in state anxiety

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stewart, A., Strickland, O.

  17. A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo. (Special Issue: Zoo animal welfare.)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carlstead, K.

    Research on intensively farmed animals over the past 25 years has shown that human-animal interactions, by affecting the animal's fear of humans, can markedly limit the productivity and welfare of farm animals. This article begins to explore some of the factors that need to be considered to...

  18. A Comparative Study of Dog- and Cat-Induced Injury on Incidence and Risk Factors among Children

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ying Chen, Yang Gao, Li Zhou, Yafei Tan, Liping Li

    Background: Millions of people are bitten by animals each year, with approximately 90% of the injuries being caused by dogs and cats. However, few studies focus on risk factors of dog- and cat-induced injury in China. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the rate of...

  19. A Comparative Study of Enumeration Techniques for Free-Roaming Dogs in Rural Baramati, District Pune, India

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Harish Kumar Tiwari, Abi Tamim Vanak, Mark O'Dea, Jully Gogoi-Tiwari, Ian Duncan Robertson

    The presence of unvaccinated free-roaming dogs (FRD) amidst human settlements is a major contributor to the high incidence of rabies in countries such as India, where the disease is endemic. Estimating FRD population size is crucial to the planning and evaluation of interventions,...

  20. A Comparative Study of the Use of Visual Communicative Signals in Interactions Between Dogs (Canis familiaris) and Humans and Cats (Felis catus) and Humans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miklósi, Áam, Pongrácz, Péter, Lakatos, Gabriella, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos