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  1. Dog Therapy Day at NWCCC

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    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provides great beneficial opportunities for individuals within the prison population. Many research studies display the effectiveness of AAT programs in prison settings through their results. The results showed improved moods, decreased stress levels, and increased...

  2. The cat's cradle of responsibility: assigning and taking responsibility for companion animals in natural disasters

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    Responsibility is often regarded as a unified concept. However in everyday language, the term refers to a cat's cradle of related ideas and perceptions. Although there might be consensus that individuals should be ultimately responsible for their own animals during crises, individuals and...

  3. Compassionate Conservation: Exploring the Lives of African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Botswana

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

    This paper argues for a more compassionate conservation by positioning animals as subjects in research and scholarship. Compassionate conservation is a multidisciplinary field of study that broadly attends to the ethical dimensions of conservation by merging conservation biology and animal...

  4. Prison Programs to Reduce Recidivism: What is the Ideal Structure of an Inmate Reentry Program?

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    In the United States' correctional system, inmate programs within prisons often do not reduce recidivism. Recent surveys have shown that across the country many prisons have a form of a Prison Based Animal Program (PAP). This study examines the effect that Prison based Animal Programs have...

  5. Auditory–Visual Matching of Conspecifics and Non-Conspecifics by Dogs and Human Infants

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

    We tested whether dogs and 14–16-month-old infants are able to integrate intersensory information when presented with conspecific and heterospecific faces and vocalisations. The looking behaviour of dogs and infants was recorded with a non-invasive eye-tracking technique while they were...

  6. Auditory–Visual Matching of Conspecifics and Non-Conspecifics by Dogs and Human Infants

    Journal Articles

    We tested whether dogs and 14–16-month-old infants are able to integrate intersensory information when presented with conspecific and heterospecific faces and vocalisations. The looking behaviour of dogs and infants was recorded with a non-invasive eye-tracking technique while they were...

  7. K-9 Catch-22: The Impossible Dilemma of Using Police Dogs in Apprehension of Suspects

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

    In the past several years, the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has seen two canine police dogs (K-9s) killed in the line of duty, Rocco in January 2014, and Aren in January of 2016.  Both were killed by stab wounds while attempting to apprehend suspects. The man who killed Rocco received...

  8. Urban Underdogs

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    Urban Underdogs is a non-profit organization created to help animals in underserved communities in the Las Vegas Valley. We’re an ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION incorporated in the state of Nevada providing food for companion animals, animal welfare education, and negotiating basic...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Workhorse: The Horsemanship of Business | Alexandra Moran | TEDxValparaisoUniversity

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    Videos | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    "Workhorse: The Horsemanship of Business" explores the power of equine assisted learning, or EAL. EAL is a method to weave the world of horses and their herds into the corporate and personal landscape, and to explore traits, techniques, and skills that humans and horses share. Through...

  12. Animal Ethical Views and Perception of Animal Pain in Veterinary Students

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    Veterinary students face several ethical challenges during their curriculum. We used the Animal Ethics Dilemma to study animal ethical views of Finnish veterinary students, and also asked them to score the level of pain perception in 13 different species. Based on the 218 respondents, the...

  13. The Other End of the Leash: An Experimental Test to Analyze How Owners Interact with Their Pet Dogs

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

    It has been suggested that the way in which owners interact with their dogs can largely vary and influence the dog-owner bond, but very few objective studies, so far, have addressed how the owner interacts with the dog. The goal of the present study was to record dog owners' interaction...

  14. The Other End of the Leash: An Experimental Test to Analyze How Owners Interact with Their Pet Dogs

    Journal Articles

    It has been suggested that the way in which owners interact with their dogs can largely vary and influence the dog-owner bond, but very few objective studies, so far, have addressed how the owner interacts with the dog. The goal of the present study was to record dog owners' interaction...

  15. More than Just Collateral Damage: Pet Shootings by Police

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    The Department of Justice estimates that American police officers shoot 10,000 pet dogs in the line of duty each year. It is impossible to ascertain a reliable number, however, because most law enforcement agencies do not maintain accurate records of animal killings. The tally may be...

  16. Equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders

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    Theses | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Objective: The purpose of this dissertation is to systematically map, and then advance, the state of scientific and theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Method: This dissertation is composed of two...

  17. Healing By Horseback

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    'Healing By Horseback' provides speech, physical and occupational therapy services to individuals with disabilities in Northwest Arkansas.

  18. Who's a Good Handler? Important Skills and Personality Profiles of Wildlife Detection Dog Handlers

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

    Wildlife detection dog teams are employed internationally for environmental surveys, and their success often depends on the dog handler. Minimal research is available on the skills that dog handlers believe are important, and no research has been published on the personality profiles of...

  19. Who's a Good Handler? Important Skills and Personality Profiles of Wildlife Detection Dog Handlers

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    Wildlife detection dog teams are employed internationally for environmental surveys, and their success often depends on the dog handler. Minimal research is available on the skills that dog handlers believe are important, and no research has been published on the personality profiles of...

  20. Share Reading Dogs Program

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): R.Lee Zasloff

    Share Reading Dogs Program aims to motivate and encourage students with difficulty reading. Share (Special Human-Animal Relationships in Education) involves a dog and its handler working with students in need of extra help with their reading class.