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  1. "Here come the puppies": the power of the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Francis, G. M.

  2. "She's a dog at the end of the day": guide dog owners' perspectives on the behaviour of their guide dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Craigon, P. J., Hobson-West, P., England, G. C. W., Whelan, C.

    A guide dog is a domestic dog (Canis familiaris) that is specifically educated to provide mobility support to a blind or visually impaired owner. Current dog suitability assessments focus on behavioural traits, including: trainability, reactivity or attention to environmental stimuli, low...

  3. 'It was not just a walking experience': reflections on the role of care in dog-walking

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M.

  4. A behaviour test on German Shepherd dogs: heritability of seven different traits

    | Contributor(s):: Ruefenacht, S., Gebhardt-Henrich, S., Miyake, T., Gaillard, C.

    In this study, genetic and non-genetic effects on behavioural traits were estimated, based on records of the field behaviour test of the Swiss German Shepherd Dog breeding club. This standardized test has been applied since 1949 and comprised the following seven traits: self-confidence, nerve...

  5. A comparison of dog bite injuries in younger and older children treated in a pediatric emergency department

    | Contributor(s):: Bernardo, L. M., Gardner, M. J., Rosenfield, R. L., Cohen, B., Pitetti, R.

    Objective: Dog bites account for a significant number of traumatic injuries in the paediatric population that often require medical treatment. Although agent, host, and environmental characteristics of dog bites have been well documented, no attempt has been made to compare these characteristics...

  6. A comprehensive study of dog bites in Spain, 1995-2004

    | Contributor(s):: Rosado, Belcbn, Garcca-Belenguer, Sylvia, Lecdn, Marta, Palacio, Jorge

  7. A cross sectional study of the prevalence and risk factors for owner misperception of canine body shape in first opinion practice in Glasgow

    | Contributor(s):: Courcier, E. A., Mellor, D. J., Thomson, R. M., Yam, P. S.

  8. A dog and a "happy person" visit nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Kaiser, L., Spence, L. J., McGavin, L., Struble, L., Keilman, L.

  9. A long-term study of elderly people in nursing homes with visiting and resident dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Crowley-Robinson, P., Fenwick, D. C., Blackshaw, J. K.

  10. A man's best friend

    | Contributor(s):: Gray, K. B.

  11. A medical homily: old dogs do teach new tricks

    | Contributor(s):: Crawshaw, R.

  12. A new look at pet-facilitated therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M., Katcher, A. H.

  13. A patient's best friend

    | Contributor(s):: Haggard, A.

  14. A piece of my mind. Hounded

    | Contributor(s):: Reisman, A.

  15. A piece of my mind. Sammy

    | Contributor(s):: Rousseau, P.

  16. A pilot study on the usefulness of information and education campaign materials in enhancing the knowledge, attitude and practice on rabies in rural Sri Lanka

    | Contributor(s):: Matibag, G. C., Ohbayashi, Y., Kanda, K., Yamashina, H., Kumara, W. R., Perera, I. N., De Silva, D. D., De, S. Gunawardena G. S., Jayasinghe, A., Ditangco, R. A., Tamashiro, H.

  17. A Retrospective Analysis of Complaints to RSPCA Queensland, Australia, about Dog Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Hao Yu Shih, Mandy B. A. Paterson, Clive J. C. Phillips

    Animal neglect and cruelty are important welfare and social issues. We conducted an epidemiological study of dog welfare complaints and identified risk factors. The retrospective study included 107,597 dog welfare complaints received by RSPCA Queensland from July 2008 to June 2018. The risk...

  18. A survey of pet- and non-pet-owning Swedish adolescents: demographic differences and health issues

    | Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Granstrom, F., Tillgren, P.

    The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of pet ownership in adolescents in Sweden and establish whether any gender, age or health-related differences exist between those who own pets and those who do not. In addition, the study aimed to explore the relationships between species of...

  19. Acceptability of AAI from the Perspective of Elderly Clients, Family Members, and Staff-A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Procházková, R., Konigová, P., Svobodová, I., Přibylová, L., Vadroňová, M.

    Although animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are increasingly part of comprehensive rehabilitation and many of its effects are already well described, the methodology for performing AAI depends on the specific patient, animal, and treatment objective. Acceptability of AAI from all involved...

  20. Agonistic behaviour of free-ranging dogs ( Canis familiaris ) in relation to season, sex and age

    | Contributor(s):: Pal, S. K., Ghosh, B., Roy, S.

    Observations on the agonistic behaviour of 12 free-ranging dogs from 2 neighbouring groups were recorded in Katwa town, India. Both intra- and inter-group agonistic encounters were recorded for 4 h/day from March 1995 to February 1996. Agonistic encounters were more common between inter- than...