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  1. The effect of age on visuo-spatial short-term memory in family dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Decline in the visuo-spatial memory domain may be an early marker for cognitive decline and has a relevant impact on animal welfare. Current research on visuo-spatial memory in family dogs is often limited by factors such as the need of extensive pre-training, limited attention to co-occurring...

  2. Patriots and Paws

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The Patriots and Paws mission is to provide Veterans/Active Military/Reservists and their families throughout Southern California basic home furnishings for newly acquired residences.  Additionally, at Patriots and Paws for those Veteran/Military service folks that are interested, they can...

  3. Alliance of Therapy Dogs

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a national organization with its corporate office located in Cheyenne, WY. ATD was incorporated in the year 1990. Currently we have 12,000+ handler/dog teams in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. It is a goal of ATD to provide registration,...

  4. Evaluating FIDO: Developing and pilot testing the Field Instantaneous Dog Observation tool

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Field assessments of the health and welfare of kenneled dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) must be both accurate and rapid. In order to facilitate such evaluations, especially by individuals with limited training in canine behavior and welfare, a non-invasive tool was developed and pilot-tested...

  5. An Evaluation of Respondent Conditioning Procedures to Decrease Barking in an Animal Shelter

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    A common problem behavior in animal shelters is excessive noise from barking, which can regularly exceed 100dBs.  Noise levels in animal shelters are correlated with increased stress in dogs, which may lead to increased problem behavior and a decrease in adoption.  The purpose of the...

  6. Comparing trainers' reports of clicker use to the use of clickers in applied research studies: methodological differences may explain conflicting results

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Clicker training refers to an animal training technique, derived from laboratory-based studies of animal learning and behaviour, in which a reward-predicting signal is delivered immediately following performance of a desired behaviour, and is subsequently followed by a reward. While clicker...

  7. Canine Aggression: Understanding Owner Beliefs about the Biological Locus of Origin for Rehabilitation of Aggressive Behavior

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The topic of canine aggression– threatening or hostile behavior involving actual and or potential harm to another – invokes many emotional responses due to the often violent connotations regarding aggressive canines. Research focusing on various methods of rehabilitation has...

  8. Process Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Feasibility and Relevance of a Dog-Assisted Therapy Program in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  9. Owner personality and the wellbeing of their cats share parallels with the parent-child relationship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  10. Endoparasite infection hotspots in Estonian urban areas

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  11. Editorial: Working Dogs: Form and Function

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    201963512297-1769 (Print)2297-176910.3389/fvets.2019.00351engDepartment of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States.Penn Vet Working Dog Center, Philadelphia, PA, United States.Working Dog Alliance, Melbourne, VIC,...

  12. Dog handlers' experiences of therapy dogs' impact on life near death for persons with dementia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  13. Does having a pet influence the physical activity of their young female owners?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  14. Clinical Trial for Stuttering Treatment: pilot study about dog participation in the therapy session

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  15. Anxiety Symptoms and Sleep Disturbance in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Impact of Receiving and Training a Service Dog

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  16. Caring Canines

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Caring Canines’ goal is to provide emotional support, comfort, encouragement and share the joy and health benefits that dogs bring to our lives. We are an extremely dedicated volunteer group that strives to improve the lives of the people we visit, our dogs, and ourselves.

  17. Tukikoirasta hyvinvointia

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli selvittää Lohjan mielenterveysseuran järjestämän koi-rakahvilan kävijöiden kokemuksia koiran läsnäolosta sekä tukikoiratoiminnasta. Tutkimuksen tarkoituksena oli myös...

  18. Guide Dogs WA

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Guide Dogs WA is the only Western Australian based provider of Guide Dog training services in the community. Guide Dogs WA provides life changing Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Companion Dogs for children and adults with a disability and Therapy Dogs for a school, hospital or therapy setting.

  19. Koira-avusteinen toiminta muistisairaiden hoidossa hoitajien kokemana

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli selvittää, millaista hyötyä muistisairaiden asukkaiden hoitajat kokevat koira-avusteisesta toiminnasta olevan asukkaille ja millaista hyötyä siitä on muistisairaiden asukkaiden hoitotyössä....

  20. For Dogs Sake: A practical solution for animal cruelty | Sally Varma | TEDxThiruvananthapuram

    Videos | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    In this talk, Sally Varma speaks on how she and her team deal with the raging cruelty shown towards dogs, what goes into their care and rehabilitation and how a little compassion can go a long way. Sally Varma is an animal rights activist. Her wish to create peaceful coexistence between humans...