The Effects of Reward-Based Training on the Behavioral Assessment of the Domestic Dog
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...
A Comparison of Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes) Responses to Caregiver Use of Positive Reinforcement Training (PRT) and Species-Specific Behaviors (SSB)
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...
Expression of Behavioural Traits in Goldendoodles and Labradoodles
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...
Only When It Feels Good: Specific Cat Vocalizations Other Than Meowing
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,...
Stabilitet i atferd og emosjoner hos hund fra 3 måneder og frem til 15 måneders alder
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...
Early Recognition of Behaviour Problems in Shelter Dogs by Monitoring them in their Kennels after Admission to a Shelter
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...
Anthropomorphism and Its Adverse Effects on the Distress and Welfare of Companion Animals
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...
Exploring women's oxytocin responses to interactions with their pet cats
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...
Review: From human-animal relation practice research to the development of the livestock farmer's activity: an ergonomics-applied ethology interaction
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...
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
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
Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Siettou, C.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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