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  1. Killing non-human animals in video games: A study on user experience and desensitization to violence aspects

    Contributor(s):: Chittaro, Luca, Sioni, Riccardo

  2. A developmental approach to dog's sociality

    Contributor(s):: Mogi, K., Nagasawa, M., Kikusui, T.

    A special relationship between human and dog is considered to be established by dog's characteristic social skill and cognitive ability, based on adequate emotional and affiliative behavior. It has been emphasized that puppy's experience in its developing period is prerequisite for dog's...

  3. Aggressiveness in the domestic fowl: Distance versus 'attitude'

    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez-Aurrekoetxea, A., Estevez, I.

    It has been suggested that invasion of the personal space by flock members is the main trigger of aggressive interactions in the domestic fowl ( Gallus gallus domesticus). In large and dense groups of birds high frequency of attacks should be expected as the chances of invading the personal...

  4. An evaluative review of theories: related to animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Gullone, E.

    The two dominant theories relating to animal cruelty are critically reviewed. These are the violence graduation hypothesis and the deviance generalization hypothesis. The outcomes indicate very high consistency with the broader antisocial behavior and aggression literature, which is large and...

  5. Factors affecting the human interpretation of dog behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer, I., Forkman, B., Paul, E. S.

    Several factors influence how we interpret the behavior of another individual. In the current study, we investigated the effect of level of animal empathy, as well as the level of experience with dogs, on the interpretation of dog behavior. Forty-seven veterinary students participated in the...

  6. Interpretation of dog behavior by children and young adults

    | Contributor(s):: Lakestani, N. N., Donaldson, M. L., Waran, N.

    This study investigates people's ability to interpret dog behavior. Inability to interpret dog behavior correctly may be a factor contributing to young children's higher likelihood of being bitten by dogs. Children (4- to 10-year-olds) and adults (total n=550) watched videos of dogs displaying...

  7. Perception of dogs' stress by their owners

    | Contributor(s):: Mariti, C., Gazzano, A., Moore, J. L., Baragli, P., Chelli, L., Sighieri, C.

    Questionnaires potentially have a broad applicability in measuring stress levels in dogs, as owners know their dogs' behavior and personality better than anyone else. The aim of this research was to evaluate how owners perceive stress in their dogs through understanding of displayed behaviors....

  8. Puppy socialisation and the prevention of behavioural problems

    Dog owners are increasingly aware of the importance of socialisation in ensuring a puppy is friendly and well-adjusted. Socialisation involves meeting and having pleasant experiences and encounters with as many adults, children and animals as possible. It is important to stare socialisation...

  9. Studies on socialization characteristics using two temperament tests in German Dogue, Doberman and Riesenschnautzer puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K. I., Stoycheva, I., Miteva, T., Binev, R., Ivanov, A., Rousenov, A., Penev, T.

    The object of study was the influence of the nervous system type (temperament) of dogs from the German Dogue, Doberman, and Riesenschnautzer breeds on the extent of their socialization (adaptation to the environment). Two tests were used to examine the animals' behavior: the mirror test and the...

  10. Pawsitive Partners

    Pawsitive Partners is a positive training company that focuses on strengthening the relationship between you and your dog, no matter what the problem, through communication and an individualized training program. Specializing in fearful and reactive dogs, Pawsitive Partners stays on top of the...

  11. Attacks by Packs of Dogs Involving Predation on Human Beings

    | Contributor(s):: Peter L. Borchelt, Randall Lockwood, Alan M. Beck, Victoria L. Voith

    Dog bites are a medical problem for millions of people, children being the most common victims.Human deaths attributable to dog bite injury (not rabies) are relatively infrequent. There have beensome epidemiologic reviews, but this study is the first attempt to arrive at an understanding of...

  12. Conceptualising Animal Abuse with an Antisocial Behaviour Framework

    | Contributor(s):: Eleonora Gullone

    This paper reviews current findings in the human aggression and antisocial behaviour literature and those in the animal abuse literature with the aim of highlighting the overlap in conceptualisation. The major aim of this review is to highlight that the co-occurrence between animal abuse...

  13. Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 15

    Full-text: Available

    Contents: Message from the President, pg 1Greetings from Pullman, WA, pg 1The Bernice Gilman Baily and Joseph Baily Endowed Chair in Animal Well-Being Science, pg 4Bustad's Legacy, pg 5Therapeutic horseback Riding at WSU CVM, pg 6Teaching Kids Life Skills, pg 8Animals, Humane Education and...

  14. Pawsibilities Unleashed

    Pawsibilities Unleashed provides therapy dogs, service dogs, obedience and leadership training, aggressive and fearful dog rehabilitation, therapy and service dog training, and other therapy assistance to community members. Pawsibilities Unleashed specializes in service dogs for children.

  15. Behavioral assessment of aggression towards humans in the domestic dog

    | Contributor(s):: Donaldson, Tammy McCormick

  16. Aggressive behavior of dogs kept as companion animals: classification and influence of sex, reproductive status and breed

    | Contributor(s):: Peter L. Borchelt

    Data were obtained from a total of 245 cases of aggressive-behavior problems in dogs kept as companion animals. Aggression involved barking, growling and biting behavior. For each case, a home visit of one to several hours yielded a description of the sequences of aggressive behavior and the...

  17. Ethotest: A new model to identify (shelter) dogs' skills as service animals or adoptable pets

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Pia Lucidi, Nicola Bernabò, Michela Panunzi, Paolo Dalla Villa, Mauro Mattioli

    The paucity of dogs dedicated to animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for disabled people creates long waiting lists worldwide and compromises the health of the few certified animals by demanding too much work from them at times, thus jeopardizing their future as service dogs. In an attempt to obviate...

  18. The quality of the relation between handler and military dogs influences efficiency and welfare of dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Over the last 10 years, the influence of the dog–owner relationship on dog behaviour has received growing attention, unlike the working dog handler's relationship. Using a questionnaire addressed to the 430 dog handlers of the Belgian army in 2001 (303 respondents), this study...

  19. Adulthood animal abuse among men arrested for domestic violence

    | Contributor(s):: Jeniimarie Febres, Gregory L. Stuart (adviser)

    The effectiveness of batterer intervention programs at reducing future intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration is limited. Learning about perpetrators to more comprehensively address issues relevant to their aggressive tendencies could aid in the development of more effective treatments....

  20. Behavioral assessment of child-directed canine aggression

    | Contributor(s):: Reisner, I. R., Shofer, F. S., Nance, M. L.