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  1. The Effects of Reward-Based Training on the Behavioral Assessment of the Domestic Dog

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Shelby Vandergraff

    Contrary to popular belief, pet overpopulation is caused more by owners failing to keep their dog than with accidental or intentional breeding (Moulton et al., 1991). Factors related to relinquishment have been researched, and concluded that behavioral problems are the most reoccurring reasons...

  2. A Comparison of Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes) Responses to Caregiver Use of Positive Reinforcement Training (PRT) and Species-Specific Behaviors (SSB)

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Whitney D. Emge

    The present study compared the effects of positive reinforcement training (PRT) and unstructured interactions (UI) on chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) behavior. In the PRT condition, a caregiver interacted with a chimpanzee to condition behaviors for 10 min. In the UI condition, a caregiver...

  3. Expression of Behavioural Traits in Goldendoodles and Labradoodles

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Victoria L. Shouldice, A. Michelle Edwards, James A. Serpell, Lee Niel, J. Andrew B. Robinson

    As crossbred dogs gain in popularity, how they express inherited behaviour traits in comparison to their purebred constituent breeds is of interest. We investigated behaviours exhibited by crossbred dogs by focusing on the popular Goldendoodle and Labradoodle crossbreds and comparing them to...

  4. Only When It Feels Good: Specific Cat Vocalizations Other Than Meowing

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jaciana Luzia Fermo, Maria Alice Schnaider, Adelaide Hercília Pescatori Silva, Carla Forte Maiolino Molento

    Our objective was to identify and characterize the types of vocalization other than meowing (VOM) in two contexts, a pleasant and an aversive situation, and to study the effect of the sex of the animal. A total of 74 cats (32 tom cats and 42 queens) living in the city of Curitiba, Brazil,...

  5. Stabilitet i atferd og emosjoner hos hund fra 3 måneder og frem til 15 måneders alder

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Charlotte S. Mikkelsen, Anne Marit Rød, Katrine H. Støkken

    Del 1: Hunden blir ofte sett på som menneskets beste venn. For å få en bedre forståelse av hundens atferd, har vi sett nærmere på: hundens domestisering, hva atferd er, samt atferdsutvikling og atferdsproblemer. Domestiseringen er en viktig del av hundens...

  6. Early Recognition of Behaviour Problems in Shelter Dogs by Monitoring them in their Kennels after Admission to a Shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Liam Clay, Mandy Paterson, Pauleen Bennett, Gaille Perry, Clive Phillips

    Canine behaviour assessments are commonly used in shelters to identify behaviour problems in dogs prior to adoption. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether kennel monitoring of dogs could identify early signs of behaviour problems, thereby facilitating early intervention and better...

  7. Anthropomorphism and Its Adverse Effects on the Distress and Welfare of Companion Animals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mota-Rojas, D., Mariti, C., Zdeinert, A., Riggio, G., Mora-Medina, P., Del Mar Reyes, A., Gazzano, A., Domínguez-Oliva, A., Lezama-García, K., José-Pérez, N., Hernández-Ávalos, I.

    Anthropomorphic practices are increasing worldwide. Anthropomorphism is defined as the tendency to attribute human forms, behaviors, and emotions to non-human animals or objects. Anthropomorphism is particularly relevant for companion animals. Some anthropomorphic practices can be beneficial to...

  8. Exploring women's oxytocin responses to interactions with their pet cats

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Johnson, E. A., Portillo, A., Bennett, N. E., Gray, P. B.

    BACKGROUND: Extensive research has evaluated the involvement of the neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) in human social behaviors, including parent-infant relationships. Studies have investigated OT's connection to human attachment to nonhuman animals, with the majority of the literature focusing on...

  9. Review: From human-animal relation practice research to the development of the livestock farmer's activity: an ergonomics-applied ethology interaction

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Beaujouan, J., Cromer, D., Boivin, X.

    Animal husbandry and working conditions for livestock farmers have changed significantly in recent years as agriculture has been exposed to economic as well as health, environmental and ethical challenges. The idea of interdependent welfare between humans and animals is more relevant now than...

  10. A novel fish behavior: “Floating” of Paramisgurnus dabryanus loaches

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zhang, Ning, Luo, Wei, Chen, Pengyu, Zhang, Shoudong, Zhang, Yibo, Chen, Defang, Huang, Xiaoli, Jiang, Jun, Wang, Yan, Yang, Shiyong, Yang, Song, Zhao, Liulan, Guo, Zhonggang, Huang, Jie, Long, Yuejin, Du, Zongjun

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2461055100168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105510text

  11. An attempt to use sound-imprinting to attract broilers onto elevated platforms for night-time roosting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sirovnik, Janja, Euteneuer, Pascal, von Borstel, Uta König

  12. Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Siettou, C.

  13. Hucul horses’ learning abilities in different learning tests and ue the association with behaviour, food motivation and fearfulness

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Olczak, Katarzyna, Klocek, Czesław, Christensen, Janne Winther

  14. Thinking outside the lab: Can studies of pet rats inform pet and laboratory rat welfare?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Neville, Vikki, Mounty, Jessica, Benato, Livia, Hunter, Kristina, Mendl, Michael, Paul, Elizabeth S.

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2461055070168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105507text

  15. Repeated separations between a future guide dog and its foster family modify stress-related indicators and affect dog's focus

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Menuge, F., Marcet-Rius, M., Chabaud, C., Teruel, E., Berthelot, C., Kalonji, G., Bienboire-Frosini, C., Mendonca, T., Lascar, E., Pageat, P.

  16. Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie

  17. Comparative study on stress-induced hyperthermia, level of fear and behaviour of two genetically selected strains of domestic chicks to playback calls

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Iyasere, Oluwaseun S., Oyeniran, Victor J., Durosaro, Samuel O., Fafiolu, Adeboye O., Ojelade, Oluwaseun C., Ajayi, Oreoluwa D.

  18. Does enclosure size influence the behaviour & welfare of captive snakes (Pantherophis guttatus)?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hoehfurtner, Tatjana, Wilkinson, Anna, Walker, Matthew, Burman, Oliver H P.

  19. Smart carnivores think twice: Red fox delays scavenging on conspecific carcasses to reduce parasite risk

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gonzálvez, Moisés, Martínez-Carrasco, Carlos, Sánchez-Zapata, José A., Moleón, Marcos

  20. A rein tension signal can be reduced by half in a single training session

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Eisersiö, Marie, Yngvesson, Jenny, Byström, Anna, Baragli, Paolo, Egenvall, Agneta