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  1. Randomized Trial Examining Effects of Animal Assisted Intervention and Stress Related Symptoms on College Students' Learning and Study Skills

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

  2. Prevalence, comorbidity, and breed differences in canine anxiety in 13,700 Finnish pet dogs

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

  3. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Occurrence of ESKAPE Bacteria Group in Dogs, and the Related Zoonotic Risk in Animal-Assisted Therapy, and in Animal-Assisted Activity in the Health Context

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    Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  4. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Occurrence of ESKAPE Bacteria Group in Dogs, and the Related Zoonotic Risk in Animal-Assisted Therapy, and in Animal-Assisted Activity in the Health Context

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

  5. Predicting Dysfunctional Human–Dog Dyads

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

    Human–dog dyads represent a mutually beneficial partner- ship with a 16,000-year-old history. However, when this relationship becomes dysfunctional the consequences for the human, dog, and society at large can be severe. Canine members of dysfunctional dyads often display problem behaviors, such...

  6. Dog-Directed Parenting Styles Mirror Dog Owners’ Orientations Toward Animals

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

    Parents raise children in consistent ways, and these parenting styles affect child wellbeing and societal adjustment. Recently, we identified such parenting styles in the owner–dog relationship. Dog owners of the authoritarian- correction orientated (AUC) type stand out for demandingness....

  7. Companion Animals and Online Discourse: Victim-Blaming and Animal Evacuation

    People often intentionally or unintentionally leave companion animals behind in an evacuation during a hazard event. In online animal rescue forums, people curate, comment on, and engage in posts during and after disasters. Many times, the content of the posts and comments to the posts are...

  8. Owner Sex and Human– Canine Interactions at the Park

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

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate if and what types of differences exist between men and women when interacting with their dogs in a “natural” setting. In the case of this study, we defined “natural” as visiting a public park with their dog. To do this, we completed a...

  9. Dog-directed parenting styles predict verbal and leash guidance in dog owners and owner-directed attention in dogs

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

    Dog-directed parenting is an aspect of the owner-dog relationship that describes the overarching emotional sphere in which the dog’s guidance and training take place. How dog-directed parenting styles express in specific owner-dog interactions is presently unknown. However, such knowledge can...

  10. Owner perception of problem behaviours in dogs aged 6 and 9-months

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

    Problem behaviours may lead to compromised welfare, risk of relinquishment and euthanasia for dogs, as well as distress and safety issues for owners. This study used data provided by 1111 UK and Republic of Ireland participants in the ‘Generation Pup’ longitudinal study of canine health and...

  11. Balancing skill against difficulty - behavior, heart rate and heart rate variability of shelter dogs during two different introductions of an interactive game

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

    Interactive games may boost positive well-being by combining the benefits of rewards with cognitive and social enrichment. However, a hasty introduction can lead to low success and frustration. We examine two methods of introducing an interactive game to dogs to test whether they elicit...

  12. Austrian Veterinarians' Attitudes to Euthanasia in Equine Practice

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    Euthanasia of companion animals is a challenging responsibility in the veterinary profession since veterinarians have to consider not only medical, but also legal, economic, emotional, social, and ethical factors in decision-making. To this end; an anonymous questionnaire-based survey of...

  13. Investigating the Impact of Indemnity Waivers on the Length of Stay of Cats at an Australian Shelter

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    Due to resource limitations, animal shelters in Australia historically have focused on rehoming animals considered ‘highly adoptable’. Increasingly, animal shelters in Australia are rehoming animals with pre-existing medical and/or behavioural issues. These animals are often rehomed...

  14. Process to Incorporate a Therapy Service Dog in an Occupational Therapy Educational Program

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The purpose of the scholarly project is to incorporate a therapy/service dog within the occupational therapy department at the University of North Dakota (UND). The therapy/service dog will be utilized as a support system for student’s and faculty’s health and well-being and as an...

  15. Process to Incorporate a Therapy Service Dog in an Occupational Therapy Educational Program

    Theses

    The purpose of the scholarly project is to incorporate a therapy/service dog within the occupational therapy department at the University of North Dakota (UND). The therapy/service dog will be utilized as a support system for student’s and faculty’s health and well-being and as an...

  16. Implementing Animal Therapy into Current Medicinal Practices

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    • The purpose of this study was to explore an unconventional intervention of medicine; specifically the integration of animals into current healthcare practices. • The review of literature evaluated the implementation of animal therapy in medicine, both in the past and...

  17. La thérapie assistée par l'animal : une aide alternative pour les enfants souffrant d'un trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité?

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Ce mémoire a pour objectif d'évaluer les effets de l'interaction avec un chien sur les comportements d'enfants souffrant de trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité (TDAH). Pour ce faire, 6 enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans...

  18. La thérapie assistée par l'animal : une aide alternative pour les enfants souffrant d'un trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité?

    Theses

    Ce mémoire a pour objectif d'évaluer les effets de l'interaction avec un chien sur les comportements d'enfants souffrant de trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité (TDAH). Pour ce faire, 6 enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans...

  19. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

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

    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...

  20. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

    Journal Articles

    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...