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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. Support for animal rights as a function of belief in evolution, religious fundamentalism, and religious denomination

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): J. L. DeLeeuw, L. W Galen, C. Aebersold, V. Stanton

    The present study examined the relationship among religious denomination, fundamentalism, belief about human origins, gender, and support for animal rights. Eighty-two college undergraduates filled out a set of 3 questionnaires: The Religious Fundamentalism Scale (Altemeyer & Hunsberger, 2004),...

  9. 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,...

  10. " 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...

  11. " I'm told I'm famous on the internet" - Henri the cat and the critical possibility of anthropomorphism

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Myers, C. R.

  12. " Kindness to All Around": The Changing Ethics of Animal Treatment in the Middle-Class Household, 1820-1870

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Grier, Katherine C.

  13. "A gentle work horse would come in right handy": animals in Ozark agroecology

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Campbell, B. C.

    Agricultural scientists now acknowledge the wisdom and practicality behind traditional (agro)ecological knowledge (TEK). Integration of TEK into contemporary organic agricultural systems is complicated, however, by the fact that agronomists, social scientists, and extension agents began...

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

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Ferenczi, Sandor

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

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rautio, Pauliina

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

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

  17. "An extension of me": handlers describe their experiences of working with bird dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Corkran, C. M.

    Studies describe the human-canine relationship as a long and complex one in which both parties have developed complementary physical skills and communication techniques. Current extensive exploration of the human-canine bond commonly examines the objective value of dogs to people, whether as...

  18. "Animals in film, a history of humanity"

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burt, J.

  19. "Ape, man, apeman: Changing views since 1600." R. Corbey, et al, eds. Leiden, Leiden Univ, 1995, 408 pp [Book Review]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rowan, A. N.

  20. "Autonomy and the Moral Status of Animals": Response

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nelson, James