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  1. Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Riggio, G., Noom, M., Gazzano, A., Mariti, C.

    To date, the Strange Situation Procedure is the only tool available to investigate the quality of the dog's attachment bond towards the owner. This study aimed to adapt a parent-report scale, named the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6-12, originally designed to assess 6-...

  2. A Social-Emotional Learning Program for Suicide Prevention through Animal-Assisted Intervention

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Muela, A., Balluerka, N., Sansinenea, E., Machimbarrena, J. M., García-Ormaza, J., Ibarretxe, N., Eguren, A., Baigorri, P.

    The aim of the study was to carry out a pilot implementation and evaluation of the OverCome-AAI program, a pioneering program for the prevention of suicidal behavior through animal-assisted interventions for young people with high risk factors for suicidal behavior. The study sample consisted...

  3. Volunteers' demographics that affect the human-dog interaction during walks in a shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shih, H. Y., Paterson, M. B. A., Pachana, N. A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Different people relate to dogs in different ways. We investigated differences between volunteers in their behavioural interactions with shelter dogs when they were walked on a leash. Cameras were used to record and quantify the behaviour of volunteers and a leash tension metre was used to...

  4. Treating Agitation in Patients with Dementia with a Therapy Dog in a Milieu Therapy Setting on a Geropsychiatric Ward

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Krüger, J., Izgi, R., Hellweg, R., Ströhle, A., Jockers-Scherübl, M. C.

    BACKGROUND: Animal-assisted intervention has become a common therapeutic practice used for patients with dementia in home-dwelling and institutions. The most established procedure is a visiting service by specially trained dogs and their owners to improve social interactions and reduce symptoms...

  5. A systematic review of dog-assisted therapy in children with behavioural and developmental disorders

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hüsgen, Candela J., Peters-Scheffer, Nienke C., Didden, Robert

    ObjectivesAnimal-assisted therapy with dogs is regularly used in children with behavioural and developmental disorders. Aims of this systematic review were threefold: to analyse the methodological quality of studies on dog-assisted therapy (DAT) for children with behavioural and developmental...

  6. Signs of claw asymmetry appear in a homochelate crab

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wang, Lin, Luo, Yunchao, Xu, Nuo, Lin, Hongwei, Yu, Fan, Huang, Cheng, Li, Zhongqiu

  7. Benefits and challenges of animal-assisted therapy in older adults: a literature review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Veilleux, A.

  8. Qualitative behaviour assessment as part of a welfare assessment in flocks of laying hens

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vasdal, Guro, Muri, Karianne, Stubsjøen, Solveig Marie, Moe, Randi Oppermann, Kittelsen, Kathe

  9. Physical therapy with hippotherapy compared to physical therapy alone in children with cerebral palsy: Systematic review and meta‐analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Santos de Assis, Gustavo, Schlichting, Tatiane, Rodrigues Mateus, Beatriz, Gomes Lemos, Alana, dos Santos, Adriana Neves

  10. Animal-Assisted Therapy in Palliative Care

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Quintal, V., Reis-Pina, P.

  11. Educating dog owners: how owner-dog interactions can benefit from addressing the human caregiving system and dog-directed parenting styles

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Herwijnen, I. R. van

  12. Conceptualization of psychotherapy incorporating equine interactions in the United States

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fry, N. E.

  13. The role of hormones during equine-assisted activity and therapy: a literature review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ferlazzo, A., Fazio, E., Cravana, C., Medica, P.

  14. A Case Study: Observations of Behaviors & Vocalizations in a Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) During Quarantine

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandra Dilley

    Bozie, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), was relocated from the Baton Rouge Zoo to Smithsonian’s National Zoo. During a requisite 29-day quarantine period, I recorded Bozie’s stress-related behaviors and the vocalizations she produced when she was alone and with her keepers in...

  15. Computational Analysis of Movement Patterns of Dogs with ADHD-Like Behavior

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stephane Bleuer-Elsner, Anna Zamansky, Asaf Fux, Dmitry Kaplun, Sergey Romanov, Aleksandr Sinitca, Sylvia Masson, Dirk van der Linden

    Computational approaches were called for to address the challenges of more objective behavior assessment which would be less reliant on owner reports. This study aims to use computational analysis for investigating a hypothesis that dogs with ADHD-like (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)...

  16. The Effect of a Dog Assisted Reading Program on the Reading Ability and Motivation of Children with Dyslexia

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leilani B. Goodmon, Pippa R. Burnett, Renee Pack, Rebecca Powell

    Dog assisted reading programs have been shown to improve children’s reading skills and attitudes toward reading (Kirnan et al., 2016; Levinson et al., 2017; Linder et al., 2018) and on-task behavior in children who struggle with reading (Bassette & Taber-Doughty, 2013). The purpose of...

  17. 치료적 승마(Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding)가 뜬다

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bong-Deuk Kim

  18. Operation Hope

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    Operation Hope focuses on providing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to First Responders and their families. We also serve children, teens, and adults with any mental health issues through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Our mental health program serves clients with a history of PTSD,...

  19. Early Recognition of Behaviour Problems in Shelter Dogs by Monitoring them in their Kennels after Admission to a Shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Liam Clay, Mandy Paterson, Pauleen Bennett, Gaille Perry, Clive Phillips

    Canine behaviour assessments are commonly used in shelters to identify behaviour problems in dogs prior to adoption. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether kennel monitoring of dogs could identify early signs of behaviour problems, thereby facilitating early intervention and better...

  20. Recognizing and Mitigating Canine Stress during Animal Assisted Interventions

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Townsend, L., Gee, N. R.

    Animal-assisted Interventions (AAI) proliferated rapidly since clinicians and researchers first noted the positive effects animals have on people struggling with physical and mental health concerns. The intersection of AAI with the field of animal welfare evolved from considering animals'...