Examining dog-human play: the characteristics, affect, and vocalizations of a unique interspecific interaction
Contributor(s):: Horowitz, A., Hecht, J.
Despite the growing interest in research on the interaction between humans and dogs, only a very few research projects focus on the routines between dogs and their owners. In this study, we investigated one such routine: dog-human play. Dyadic interspecific play is known to be a common...
Man's other best friend: domestic cats (F. silvestris catus) and their discrimination of human emotion cues
Contributor(s):: Galvan, M., Vonk, J.
The ability of domestic dogs (C. lupus famaliaris) to follow and attend to human emotion expressions is well documented. It is unknown whether domestic cats (F. silvestris catus) possess similar abilities. Because cats belong to the same order (Carnivora), but did not evolve to live in complex...
Does affective information influence domestic dogs' (Canis lupus familiaris) point-following behavior?
Contributor(s):: Flom, R., Gartman, P.
Several studies have examined dogs' (Canis lupus familiaris) comprehension and use of human communicative cues. Relatively few studies have, however, examined the effects of human affective behavior (i.e., facial and vocal expressions) on dogs' exploratory and point-following behavior. In two...
Ontogenetic effects on gazing behaviour: a case study of kennel dogs (Labrador Retrievers) in the impossible task paradigm
Contributor(s):: D'Aniello, B., Scandurra, A.
Life experiences and living conditions can influence the problem-solving strategies and the communicative abilities of dogs with humans. The goals of this study were to determine any behavioural differences between Labrador Retrievers living in a kennel and those living in a house as pets and to...
Does group size have an impact on welfare indicators in fattening pigs?
Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.
Production systems for fattening pigs have been characterized over the last 2 decades by rising farm sizes coupled with increasing group sizes. These developments resulted in a serious public discussion regarding animal welfare and health in these intensive production systems. Even though large...
Prevention of undesirable behaviors in cats
A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico
Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre
Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...
Association between increased behavioral persistence and stereotypy in the pet dog
Contributor(s):: Alexandra Protopopova, Nathan Hall, Clive Wynne
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether dogs that exhibit stereotypy also show higher behavioral persistence in an extinction-learning task. Thirteen pet dogs with stereotypy and 13 breed-matched control dogs were assessed on a resistance to extinction test. Each dog was...
The study of activity pattern, the use of space, animal proximity and visitors' actions to determine the individual differences in two Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) adult females.
Contributor(s):: A. I. Soriano, I. Tarascó, Dolors Vinyoles Cartanyà, Carmen Maté García
The article discusses individual differences study of female Bottlenose dolphins (T. truncatus) through their daily activity pattern, their use of space, their proximity and their attitude to visitors-actions in captivity. Topics discussed include a table that offers demographic information for...
Reinforcing Marine Conservation Messages: Case Study at the Houston Zoo
Contributor(s):: Heather L. Crane
The Houston Zoo has been involved in conservation efforts worldwide for many years. However, in 2015, the Houston Zoo pledged to make conservation its priority and improve upon the existing conservation programs. In 2015, the Houston Zoo developed partnerships with 28 conservation organizations...
Environmental Enrichment in Kennelled Pit Bull Terriers (Canis lupus familiaris)
Contributor(s):: Jenna Kiddie, Anna Bodymore, Alex Dittrich
Although social enrichment can be considered beneficial in helping dogs cope with the kennel environment, when taking individual needs into account, it places a large demand on the carers and may not be appropriate in under-resourced kennels. Some kennels are also designed in such a way that...
Stakeholder Perceptions of Welfare Issues and Indicators for Extensively Managed Sheep in Australia
Contributor(s):: Amanda K Doughty, Grahame J Coleman, Geoff N Hinch, Rebecca E Doyle
An online survey was designed to form the basis of a framework for the welfare assessment of extensively managed sheep in Australia. The survey focused on welfare compromise and useful welfare indicators. A total of 952 people completed the survey in its entirety, representing four stakeholder...
The human-animal relationship: a new field of socio-educational action
Contributor(s):: Senent-Sánchez, Joan-Maria
This article analyses the educational approaches towards the animal-human relationship which have been developed during the last 20 years. The article establishes a chain of states in that relationship and presents the reasons why those states are consecutive or, occasionally, simultaneous. Next,...
Train the owner, not the dog | Amrut Dog Guru Hiranya | TEDxDSCE
Contributor(s):: Amrut Dog Guru Hiranya
Amrut Sridhara Hiranya famously known as Dog Guru, is one of the only Dog psychologists and behaviourist from India. He shares his journey of focusing towards his passion more than that of his profession (engineer). Dog Guru, in this talk stresses more upon the the psychology and behaviour of...
Jun 24 2017
2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
Jun 12 2017
54th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society
Social Dynamics and Space Utility of Domestic Cats Felis Silverstris Catus) In Animal Shelters
Contributor(s):: Ng Yi Hui Eunice
Animal shelters traditionally have a constant flux of new cat additions and cats leaving the shelter via adoptions. As a result, shelter cats are unable to form stable hierarchies or relationships, and are often subjected to stressful social situations on top of the confining housing conditions....
Behavior of Scandinavian brown bears when encountered by dogs and humans
Contributor(s):: Stine Emilie Noding Hansen
The Scandinavian brown bear population was persecuted in the last half of the 1800s and almost went extinct. They got protected in Sweden in 1927 and in Norway in 1973, and have since reached a level that can be hunted. The bears choose areas with as little human activity as possible, but...
Bites dog people: general characteristics
Contributor(s):: Marat T. Makenov, Olga A. Mihaylova
The analysis of appeals for medical help concerned with dog bites made by dwellers of the Omsk City in 2006-2010 has been performed, using the materials of the "Omsk Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology". In total, 11 849 cases of human biting by dogs were registered in this...
Owners' Perceptions of Their Animal's Behavioural Response to the Loss of an Animal Companion
Contributor(s):: Jessica K. Walker, Natalie K. Waran, Clive J.C. Phillips
The loss of a companion animal is recognised as being associated with experiences of grief by the owner, but it is unclear how other animals in the household may be affected by such a loss. Our aim was to investigate companion animals’ behavioural responses to the loss of a companion...