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

  2. 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...

  3. 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),...

  4. Guide to Human-Animal Interaction Education

    Pursuing a career in human-animal interaction (HAI) may feel daunting, as this field is quickly growing and changing, and offers a wide array of career possibilities with pathways and educational programs. Yet, it is this broad scope of possibilities that can make navigating the field...

  5. Overview of Centers and Institutes for Human-Animal Interaction in the United States

    Academic centers and institutes represent critical hubs for the advancement of areas of scholarly and societal interest. We conducted a survey of 16 academic centers and institutes for human-animal interaction (HAI) in the United States to systematically document the current state of academic...

  6. Human-Animal Interaction Interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes: A Decade of Progress

    The field of human-animal interaction (HAI) represents the interdisciplinary study of the effects and mechanisms of the interrelationships between humans and animals. These relationships date back centuries, yet have only recently been the focus of scholastic study. The academic focus of HAI...

  7. The effects of dog-owner relationship on perceived stress and happiness

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of the pet-owner relationship on the perceived stress and subjective happiness of the owner, using structural equation modeling. A sample of 483 residents of Mexico, men and women, owners of at least one dog participated in this study. Data...

  8. "Dog Moms" Use Authoritative Parenting Styles

    Findings in human-animal interaction often includes the benefits of the relationship; however, pet relinquishment persists as a core issue within the field. Considering mismatches could be an explanation about relinquishment, this study was performed with the aim to design and to evaluate...

  9. Interaction and Emotional Connection with Pets: A Descriptive Analysis from Puerto Rico

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

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

  12. 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....

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

    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...

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

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    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)...

  15. The Ethics of Human–Animal Relationships and Public Discourse: A Case Study of Lions Bred for Their Bones

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    Conservation and natural resource management are increasingly attending the ethical elements of public decisions. Ethical considerations are challenging, in part, because they typically require accounting for the moral consideration of various human and nonhuman forms of life, whose interests...

  16. Interim guidelines for animal health and control of disease transmission in pet shelters

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    Animals arriving at shelters as a result of a natural disaster need special care. Because they may have been exposed to contaminated water and may not have had access to safe food and fresh water, many are stressed and dehydrated and some may be injured and/or ill. Stressed animals may or may...

  17. Fecal Cortisol Metabolites in Dairy Cows: A Cross-Sectional Exploration of Associations with Animal, Stockperson, and Farm Characteristics

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  18. Human caregivers are integrated social partners for captive chimpanzees

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  19. The Relationship Between Dog-Related Factors and Owners' Attitudes Toward Pets: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study in Korea

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  20. Ocitocina sérica e comportamento afetivo de cães na interação com crianças e adultos

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    A ocitocina tem sido usada como parâmetro para medir os laços sociais em animais. Recentemente foi demonstrado que a concentração de ocitocina aumenta em cães e donos quando interagem positivamente e, possivelmente, que na interação com...