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  1. Therapy Dogs' and Handlers' Behavior and Salivary Cortisol During Initial Visits in a Complex Medical Institution: A Pilot Study

  2. Parallels in the interactive effect of highly sensitive personality and social factors on behaviour problems in dogs and humans

  3. Human Behaviour Change Interventions in Animal Care and Interactive Settings: A Review and Framework for Design and Evaluation

  4. Human Behaviour Change Interventions in Animal Care and Interactive Settings: A Review and Framework for Design and Evaluation

  5. Dog Welfare, Well-Being and Behavior: Considerations for Selection, Evaluation and Suitability for Animal-Assisted Therapy

  6. Assessment of dental anxiety in children between 5 and 10 years of age in the presence of a therapy dog: a randomized controlled clinical study

  7. Personality Traits and Owner-Dog Attachment in a Canadian Sample

    Much of the literature on owner-dog attachment and the influence of personality on the owner-dog relationship has originated in Europe, with few studies in North America. To address this imbalance, 29 owner-dog dyads from a Canadian population were tested in the Strange Situation Test (SST) and...

  8. The State of Assessment in Human-Animal Interaction Research

    There is a growing body of research in human-animal interaction (HAI), but the field is often criticized for its lack of methodological rigor and heterogeneous outcome assessment. In addition, there is a scarcity of valid and reliable assessment tools specific to measuring constructs directly...

  9. The Psychological Processes Involved in the Development of a High-Quality Relation with one's Dog

    Background. Several studies have found an effect of pet ownership on human health and well-being. We propose that these benefits can only occur when the pet owner perceives the dog in a certain way: As having a human-like psychological functioning and experience of the world (anthropomorphism),...

  10. Horses associate individual human voices with the valence of past interactions: a behavioural and electrophysiological study

  11. Assessment of emotional predisposition in dogs using PANAS (Positive and Negative Activation Scale) and associated relationships in a sample of dogs from Brazil

  12. Dog cognitive development: a longitudinal study across the first 2 years of life

  13. Utilitarianism for animals, Kantianism for people? Harming animals and humans for the greater good

  14. Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome

  15. Dogs and Their Owners Have Frequent and Intensive Contact

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

  17. Short- and long-term effects of rearing dairy calves with contact to their mother on their reactions towards humans

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

    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....

  19. Does training style affect the human-horse relationship? Asking the horse in a separation–reunion experiment with the owner and a stranger

    Humans have shared a long history with horses and today we mainly consider horses as companions for sports and leisure activities. Previously, the human perspective of the human-horse relationship has been investigated but there has been little focus on the horse’s perspective. This study aimed...

  20. Behavioural responses of two breeds of domestic chicks to feed and alarm call playback

    The aim of this study was to determine breed differences in the behavioural responses of two domestic chicks to feed and alarm playback calls. Thirty two (32) each of Nigerian indigenous chicks (NIC) and commercial broiler chicks (CBC) of the same age group (a day old) were divided into four...