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

    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

    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. Public law 110–22

    Government Documents

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting, and for other purposes.

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

    Journal Articles

    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...

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

    Journal Articles

    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...

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

    Journal Articles

    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...

  7. "Before, he fought every day with the horse and with me": reducing violence in a Guatemalan community through a horse-handling program

    Journal Articles

    Community and family violence are endemic in Guatemala. We evaluated the effectiveness of a horse-handling program to reduce violent attitudes and aggressive behavior. Eighteen community members who worked with horses in their daily lives (16 men, 2 women, ages 15 to 58) participated in four...

  8. "Down, boy!"

    Journal Articles

  9. "I didn't feel right about animal dissection": dissection objectors share their science class experiences

    Journal Articles

  10. "Return" and extension actions after ethnobotanical research: the perceptions and expectations of a rural community in semi-arid northeastern Brazil

    Journal Articles

  11. "Riding up forested mountain sides, in wide open spaces, and with walls": developing an ecology of horse-human relationships

    Journal Articles

  12. "Support your local invasive species": animal protection rhetoric and nonnative species

    Journal Articles

  13. "There is no wild": conservation and circus discourse

    Journal Articles

    This paper documents the discourse used by contemporary circuses to justify their exploitation of nonhuman animals. The circus is undergoing redefinition due to cultural changes, animal welfare concerns, and political legislation. Critical Discourse Analysis is applied to a sample of articles (...

  14. "They're There for You": Men's Relationships With Companion Animals

    Journal Articles

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

    Journal Articles

    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...

  16. "You Should Give them Blacks to Eat:" Waging Inter-American Wars of Torture and Terror

    Journal Articles

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

    Journal Articles

  18. 'Canis empathicus'? A proposal on dogs' capacity to empathize with humans

    Journal Articles

    Empathy has long attracted the attention of philosophers and psychologists, and more recently, of evolutionary biologists. Interestingly, studies suggest that empathy is a phylogenetically continuous phenomenon, ranging across animals from automatic emotional activation in response to the...

  19. 'Now, it's the lawyers' turn'. Animal rights moves into courts, legislatures

    Journal Articles

  20. 'Sea-ing' results: an aquarium can help boost Alzheimer's patients' appetites

    Journal Articles