The role of ethology in round pen horse training—A review
Contributor(s):: Henshall, Cathrynne, McGreevy, Paul D.
Horse training systems apparently based on the ‘natural’ behaviour of horses have been widely adopted in the past four decades. Round pen training (RPT) is an integral feature of many ‘natural horsemanship’ (NH) systems. RPT involves the training of the horse at liberty within an enclosed space...
The Contribution of Equitation Science to Minimising Horse-Related Risks to Humans
Contributor(s):: Melissa Starling, Andrew McLean, Paul McGreevy
Equitation science is an evidence-based approach to horse training and riding that focuses on a thorough understanding of both equine ethology and learning theory. This combination leads to more effective horse training, but also plays a role in keeping horse riders and trainers safe around...
Genetic components of companion animal behavior
Contributor(s):: Jones, Paul, McCune, Sandra, Freund, Lisa S., Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Understanding our kinship with animals: Input for health care professionals interested in the human-animal bond
Contributor(s):: Fine, Aubrey H., Beck, Alan M.
Performance of Pugs, German Shepherds, and Greyhounds (Canis lupus familiaris) on an odor-discrimination task
Contributor(s):: Hall, Nathaniel J., Glenn, Kelsey, Smith, David W., Wynne, Clive D. L.
Same or different? Why establishing the range of behavioral variability matters
Contributor(s):: Overall, Karen L.
Review of 'Beyond the tether'
Contributor(s):: Uzych, Leo
Reviews the book, "Beyond the Tether" by Bruno G. Botti (2007). This book is the fascinating story of an emotional, physical, and spiritual bond binding a Husky dog and its "human pack". The author, Bruno G. Botti, has pursued an eclectic and multitiered career, comprised of the diverse strata of...
Shelter animal management and trends in Taiwan
Contributor(s):: Peng, Shawn Jen-Lung, Lee, Lisa Yu-Ting, Fei, Andrew Chang-Young
Trends in the number of dogs entering and departing Taiwan public shelters are analyzed in this article. There were 40 public shelters surveyed from 2000 to 2005 for dog entries and departures. The results indicate that (a) adoption rates and relinquished animal numbers increased, and euthanasia...
Acoustic communication in the domestic horse (Equus caballus)
Contributor(s):: Yeon, Seong C.
An overview of the dog–human dyad and ethograms within it
Contributor(s):: McGreevy, Paul D., Starling, Melissa, Branson, N. J., Cobb, Mia L., Calnon, Debbie
Behavioral monitoring of big cats involved in 'behind-the-scenes' zoo visitor tours
Contributor(s):: Szokalski, Monika S., Foster, Wendy K., Litchfield, Carla A.
Do American crows pay attention to human gaze and facial expressions?
Contributor(s):: Clucas, Barbara, Marzluff, John M., Mackovjak, David, Palmquist, Ila
Do cats from established breeds behave differently toward humans than outbred cats?
Contributor(s):: Asselineau, B., Abitbol, M., Deputte, B. L.
Do dogs get the point? A review of dog–human communication ability
Contributor(s):: Kaminski, Juliane, Nitzschner, Marie
Dogs' endocrine and behavioural responses at reunion are affected by how the human initiates contact
Contributor(s):: Rehn, Therese, Handlin, Linda, Uvnäs-Moberg, Kerstin, Keeling, Linda J.
Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) and the radial arm maze: Spatial memory and serial position effects
Contributor(s):: Craig, Marlyse, Rand, Jacquie, Mesch, Rita, Shyan-Norwalt, Melissa, Morton, John, Flickinger, Elizabeth
Effects of humans on behaviour of wildlife exceed those of natural predators in a landscape of fear
Contributor(s):: Ciuti, Simone, Northrup, Joseph M., Muhly, Tyler B., Simi, Silvia, Musiani, Marco, Pitt, Justin A., Boyce, Mark S.
Ethical use of positive training methods: Improvement of the human-animal relationship
Contributor(s):: Haverbeke, A., Stevens, M., Giffroy, J. M., Diederich, C.
Owners as a secure base for their dogs
Contributor(s):: Mariti, Chiara, Ricci, Eva, Zilocchi, Marcella, Gazzano, Angelo