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  1. Effects of Proximity between Companion Dogs and Their Caregivers on Heart Rate Variability Measures in Older Adults: A Pilot Study

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  2. Associations between Pet Ownership and Frailty: A Systematic Review

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  3. Understanding the Experiences of Elderly Bereaved Men and the Bond With Their Pets

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  4. Homeless People and Their Dogs: Exploring the Nature and Impact of the Human–Companion Animal Bond

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  5. The Initial Months of COVID-19: Dog Owners' Veterinary-Related Concerns

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    Veterinarians, like many other professions, were significantly impacted by the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Standard practices were disrupted, and veterinary hospitals had to quickly modify standard protocols to safely serve their clients and patients. The purpose of this study was...

  6. "Savage Beasts," "Great Companions": The First Dogs to Winter on the Antarctic Continent

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  7. What factors influence perceptions about animal-assisted therapy?

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  8. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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  9. Association of Dog and Cat Ownership with Incident Frailty among Community-Dwelling Elderly Japanese

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  10. Therapy Dog Ownership as Serious Leisure for Members of a Therapy Dog Volunteer Group

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    Therapy dogs are used in a variety of settings, including prisons, hospitals, and schools, for the purposes of providing emotional and psychological support to humans. They are trained to be well behaved and to be perceived as supportive of humans. This study sought to explore the benefits to...

  11. Animal-Assisted Interventions: Relationship Between Standards and Qualifications

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    Ethical practice of animal- assisted interventions (AAI) requires appropriate qualifications and experience for all parties involved. Recently introduced and updated Standards of Practice emphasize the importance of AAI- specific training and qualification for different types of AAI, which...

  12. Are Nurses Joining the Ride? Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies Review

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    Background: Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is a rapidly growing practice that is described as therapeutic and entertaining. Complementary therapies such as EAAT are gaining acceptance as the health care needs of the population are changing. Method: This systematic review draws...

  13. A Transdisciplinary Perspective on Dog-Handler-Client Interactions in Animal Assisted Activities for Children, Youth and Young Adults

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    A growing body of research has linked the inclusion of dogs in Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) for children and young adults to a diverse range of positive social emotional and cognitive outcomes. However, many studies have focused exclusively on aspects directly related to dog-client...

  14. Human-Animal Co-sleeping Practices among Australian Dog Owners

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    Human-animal co-sleeping is relatively common among dog owners; however, the nature of this practice is not well understood. Recent investigations have focused on the impact of human-dog co-sleeping on human sleep but have largely ignored the contextual nature of the practice, including with...

  15. Working Out with F.I.D.O. (Frequency, Intensity, Duration, & Outcomes): A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Objective: Dog owners walk more per week compared to non-dog owners; however, 60% of dog owners are still not walking their dogs at intensities sufficient to reap optimal health benefits. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a 9-week randomized...

  16. The Anodyne-Agent Model: A Framework for Conceptualizing the Animal's Role in Animal-Assisted Intervention

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    This research introduces the anodyne-agent model as a framework for conceptualizing the animalís role in animal-assisted interventions. The model suggests animals assist interventions aimed at human health and well-being by (a) enhancing positive emotion and decreasing negative emotion,...

  17. Measuring the Social, Behavioral, and Academic Effects of Classroom Pets on Third and Fourth-Grade Students

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    Limited research has documented the benefits of animals for children's learning and development, with a growing number of elementary school teachers incorporating pets into their classrooms. This study assessed the social, behavioral, and academic effects of the presence of small, resident...

  18. Bridging the Gap between Personality-Social Psychology and Human-Animal Interaction Research

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    Personality and social psychology are two of the broadest subfields within psychology. Social psychology extends into areas such as perception and cognition while providing more unique contributions in specific domains such as close relationships and aggression. Personality cuts across all...

  19. "Thriving Through Relationships" as a useful adjunct to existing theoretical frameworks used in human-companion dog interaction literature

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    The relationship formed between a human and a dog can be transformative. Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) research aims to understand why these relationships are so important. Within this field, human-dog relationships have been explained through various theoretical constructs, of which the...

  20. Do Domestic Cats (Felis silvestris catus) infer Reputation in Humans after Direct and Indirect Experience?

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    Although felids in general tend to be relatively asocial, domestic cats live closely with humans and other domestic species and thus, might be expected to respond to cues indicating, for example, the reputation of others. Furthermore, recent research with other less social species suggests that...