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  1. Descriptive Texts in Dog Profiles Associated with Length of Stay Via an Online Rescue Network

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    To increase the public’s awareness of animals needing homes, PetRescue, Australia’s largest online directory of animals in need of adoption, lists animals available from rescue and welfare shelters nationwide. The current study examined the descriptions accompanying online PetRescue...

  2. Catching a glimpse of the bacterial gut community of companion animals: a canine and feline perspective

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Dogs and cats have gained a special position in human society by becoming our principal companion animals. In this context, efforts to ensure their health and welfare have increased exponentially, with in recent times a growing interest in assessing the impact of the gut microbiota on canine...

  3. Environmental Factors That Affect Kenneled Shelter Dogs in Connecticut

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

  4. Equine Activities Influence Horses' Responses to Different Stimuli: Could This Have an Impact on Equine Welfare?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    The learning and cognitive challenges that horses may face differ according to the activities in which they are involved. The aim of this investigation was to study the influence of equine activities on the behavioral responses and autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity of adult horses....

  5. 'Tracking Together'—Simultaneous Use of Human and Dog Activity Trackers: Protocol for a Factorial, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Dog-walkers are more likely to achieve moderate-intensity physical activity. Linking the use of activity trackers with dog-walking may be beneficial both in terms of improving the targeted behavior and increasing the likelihood of sustained use. This manuscript aims to describe the protocol of...

  6. Development and evaluation of the Fe-BARQ: A new survey instrument for measuring behavior in domestic cats (Felis s. catus)

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    A questionnaire instrument for obtaining quantitative behavioral evaluations of pet cats from cat owners was developed and validated. Exploratory Factor Analysis of 2608 questionnaire responses to 149 behavioral questions/items extracted a total of 23 distinct factors that measured most of the...

  7. Sizing up physical activity: The relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' motivations, and dog walking

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    ObjectiveRegular dog walking is likely a symbiotic relationship between the needs of the dog and its owner. This relationship has seen limited attention. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' perceptions of responsibility and...

  8. Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Background Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in children which in turn may mitigate childhood obesity. Objective To measure the association between child-dog attachment and child physical activity and screen time. Methods Cross-sectional study including...

  9. A Dog's Got Personality: A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to Personality Judgments in Dogs and Humans

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

  10. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

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  11. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

  12. Grau de apego dos proprietários com os animais de companhia segundo a Escala Lexington Attachment to Pets

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    A  avaliação  do  grau  de  apego  de  proprietários  com  os  seus  cães  e  gatos  é  um  importante  recurso  para  o  estudo  da influência dos...

  13. Pokušaj validacije adaptirane lexington skale privrženosti kućnim ljubimcima

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Dosadašnja, uglavnom strana istraživanja, pokazala su kako ljudi sa svojim kućnim ljubimcima stvaraju čvrstu emocionalnu vezu iz koje, čini se, proizlaze brojne prednosti za čovjeka, kako na fizičkom tako i na psihološkom planu. U Hrvatskoj je privrženost kućnim ljubimcima...

  14. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Companions in Coping with Stress: How Men Are Impacted by Human–Animal Interaction Through Calling on a Memory of Play

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    Book Sections | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

  15. Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Animal Companions in Coping with Stress

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

  16. Voluntary Rein Tension in Horses When Moving Unridden in a Dressage Frame Compared with Ridden Tests of the Same Horses—A Pilot Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Too much rein tension while riding may compromise the welfare of the horse. But who generates the tension on the reins—the horse or the rider? The primary aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the maximum rein tension that horses voluntarily maintain without a rider compared to rein...

  17. Takoda Service Dogs

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    The Takoda Service Dogs mission is to breed, raise and professionally train service dogs to be provided at no cost to disabled military veterans and first responders with PTSD and other disabilities; to educate the public on the need for professionally trained service dogs, the laws that apply...

  18. The Compliance of Current Small Animal CPR Practice With RECOVER Guidelines: An Internet-Based Survey

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    In 2012 the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) published evidence-based treatment recommendations for dogs and cats with cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA), to optimize the clinical practice of small animal CPR and positively impact outcomes. Six years after the release of...

  19. Top Dogg K9 Foundation (TDK9)

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    TDK9 is meeting the critical needs of disabled veteran families and local communities. Our mission is to reduce the number of military families that are impacted by suicide due to mental illness each year. TDK9 Foundation stands on the principle that Veterans Deserve Outstanding Generosity and...

  20. Koulukoira luokkahuoneessa : toimintatutkimus koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan hyödyntämisestä 1. luokan opetuksessa

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Tämä on laadullinen toimintatutkimus koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan vaikutuksista yleisopetuksen luokassa. Tutkimuksen yhtenä tavoitteena on lisätä tietoa koulukoirien ja koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan hyödyistä. Tutkimus toteutettiin pirkanmaalaisessa koulussa...