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  1. Paws for Progress: The development and evaluation of the first prison based dog training programme in the UK

    Theses | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    The most common type of human animal interaction (HAI) programme used in prisons involves prisoners caring for and training unwanted dogs from rescue shelters, to prepare the dogs for rehoming. Such programmes have been previously developed specifically aimed towards male young offenders, and...

  2. PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program

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    This study investigates the effects of human-animal interactions, bonds and relationships on incarcerated individuals through their involvement in a prison-based animal training program. The context of the study provides a unique opportunity to examine human-animal interaction in a situation of...

  3. Cats and owners interact more with each other after a longer duration of separation

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Little is known about the cat’s (Felis silvestris catus) need for human contact, although it is generally believed that cats are more independent pets than e.g. dogs. In this study, we investigated the effect of time left alone at home on cat behaviour (e.g. social and distress-related)...

  4. The Intersection of Aging and Pet Guardianship: Influences of Health and Social Support

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    Studies of the human-animal bond show many positive health effects for pet guardians including a sense of companionship, reduced depression and loneliness, and higher activity levels, yet few studies have examined factors such as how the pet guardians’ health, age, and social networks...

  5. Paws for Thought: The Importance of Dogs in a Seniors Social Intervention

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    As Australia faces an aging population with an unprecedented life expectancy, it is the community’s obligation to ensure seniors are offered resources to support their well-being. Studies investigating loneliness in aged-care facilities attest to the therapeutic properties of dogs for...

  6. Dances of the Heart: Connecting with Animals | Sally Morgan | TEDxEasthamptonWomen

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    Sally Morgan and Tristan Corgi will teach us the value of communicating with our four-legged friends. Noted author and animal, Sally has spent a lifetime honoring the relationships we share with the pets in our lives. Sally Morgan PT CST, teacher, speaker and author of the Amazon bestseller...

  7. Hearts and Hooves Therapy

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    Heart and Hooves Therapy is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity. We are here to enhance the lives of children and adults, any age and ability with a different kind of therapy! We use AAA (animal assisted activities) and AAT (animal assisted therapy) to  offer on-site sessions and off-site...

  8. The Problem with Treating a Dog Like a Pet | Kim Brophey | TEDxUNCAsheville

    Videos | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Applied Ethologist and Dog Behavior Specialist, Kim Brophey, analyzes the issues with the pet industry and outlines a new dog training program that values a relationship based on mutual understandings rather than one based on dominance and control. Kim Brophey, CDBC, is an applied ethologist...

  9. Evaluating the Strange Situation Procedure (SSP) to Assess the Bond between Dogs and Humans

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    The Strange Situation Procedure (SSP) is increasingly being used to study attachment between dogs and humans. It has been developed from the Ainsworth Strange Situation Procedure, which is used extensively to investigate attachment between children and their parents. In this experiment, 12...

  10. Brain regions involved in observing and trying to interpret dog behaviour

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Humans and dogs have interacted for millennia. As a result, humans (and especially dog owners) sometimes try to interpret dog behaviour. While there is extensive research on the brain regions that are involved in mentalizing about other peoples’ behaviour, surprisingly little is known of...

  11. The existence of parenting styles in the owner-dog relationship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)

    Parents interact with children following specific styles, known to influence child development. These styles represent variations in the dimensions of demandingness and responsiveness, resulting in authoritarian, authoritative, permissive or uninvolved parenting. Given the similarities in the...

  12. The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo

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    Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...

  13. Where is the real trap? Domination and mutualism in Teetl’it Gwich’in sensibilities about trapping

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  14. Vegetarian, vegan, activist, radical: Using latent profile analysis to examine different forms of support for animal welfare: GPIR GPIR

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  15. Transformative Relationships: Humans and Animals

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  16. Speciesism, generalized prejudice, and perceptions of prejudiced others: GPIR GPIR

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  17. Rethinking human-animal relations: The critical role of social psychology: GPIR GPIR

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  18. Preliminary analysis of post-adoption outcomes for kittens and adult cats rehomed through a New Zealand animal shelter

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  19. Human-Animal Connections and Nursing Science: What Is the Relationship?

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  20. The effects of cage color and light intensity on rat affect during heterospecific play

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alison E. Ries, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel (adviser)