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  1. Brain regions involved in observing and trying to interpret dog behaviour

    Journal Articles

    Humans and dogs have interacted for millennia. As a result, humans (and especially dog owners) sometimes try to interpret dog behaviour. While there is extensive research on the brain regions that are involved in mentalizing about other peoples’ behaviour, surprisingly little is known of...

  2. Dog Whisper || Manoor Sachdev || TEDxSIULavale | Manoor Sachdev | TEDxSIULavale

    Videos

    “We as humans think we are great but we are not. We are supposed to take inspiration from life because it is your biggest gift” Manoor Sachdev is a chief canine student at Canines Solution private limited. His foremost responsibility is attracting, engaging, developing and finding...

  3. Dog attachment and perceived social support in overweight/obese and healthy weight children

    Journal Articles

    The development of effective and sustainable interventions to treat childhood obesity remains both a priority and a challenge. Previous studies support that dogs provide social support in overweight adults in obesity interventions, but the child-dog relationship is not as well understood. The...

  4. My Dog Chip | Jerry Roberson | TEDxFlowerMound

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    Can an animal save your life? After a bad break up, Jerry found himself broke, lonely and lost. Wandering into an animal shelter. He couldn't afford to adopt an animal he knew he had no choice when Chip adopted him. His story shows us the healing power and energy that animals can bring into...

  5. The existence of parenting styles in the owner-dog relationship

    Journal Articles

    Parents interact with children following specific styles, known to influence child development. These styles represent variations in the dimensions of demandingness and responsiveness, resulting in authoritarian, authoritative, permissive or uninvolved parenting. Given the similarities in the...

  6. The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo

    Videos

    Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...

  7. Transformative Relationships: Humans and Animals

    Journal Articles

  8. Pets enhance antidepressant pharmacotherapy effects in patients with treatment resistant major depressive disorder

    Journal Articles

  9. The Impact of a Care Recipient's Pet on the Instrumental Caregiving Experience

    Journal Articles

  10. Help-Seeking Among Abused Women With Pets: Evidence From a Canadian Sample

    Journal Articles

  11. Cross-modal perception of human emotion in domestic horses (Equus caballus)

    Journal Articles

  12. Can the PETS Act save human lives?

    Theses

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of PETS-Act-related policies on hurricane-related fatalities. Three PETS Act policies were identified as having the potential to save human lives: pet-friendly shelters allowing both service and companion animals; congregate pet shelters, in...

  13. Technology for Bonding in Human-Animal Interaction

    Conference Papers

    This workshop focuses on the use and influence of technology on human-animal bonding, and how to facilitate them with technology. We explore the elements and characteristics of human-animal bonding, and how technology is connected to emotions and bonding between the human and the animal. We are...

  14. Grow Old Along with Me: The Meaning of Dogs in Seniors' Lives

    Journal Articles

    AbstractThis is a phenomenological study intended to more fully understand the meaning and significance older adults attach to their relationship with their dogs. What do those relationships look like? How do they help to define seniors’ lives? What is it about those relationships that...

  15. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    Journal Articles

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  16. PET PODs: A Tool to Assist with Good Welfare Provisions during Emergent Conditions

    Journal Articles

  17. It's raining cats, dogs and diapers! The intersections of rising pet ownership and LGBTQ+ coupledom

    Journal Articles

  18. Out of the Doghouse, Into the Bed

    Newspaper Articles

  19. Where is Home? The Unpredictability of Life as a Cypriot Stray Dog.

    Presentations

  20. Dog ownership supports the maintenance of physical activity during poor weather in older English adults: cross-sectional results from the EPIC Norfolk cohort

    Journal Articles

    Background Dog ownership has been suggested to encourage physical activity in older adults and may enhance resilience to poor environmental conditions. This study investigates the role of dog ownership and walking as a means of supporting the maintenance of physical activity in older adults...