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  1. "Dog Moms" Use Authoritative Parenting Styles

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    | Contributor(s):: Shelley Volsche, Peter Gray

    Findings in human-animal interaction often includes the benefits of the relationship; however, pet relinquishment persists as a core issue within the field. Considering mismatches could be an explanation about relinquishment, this study was performed with the aim to design and to evaluate...

  2. "Not just a dog": an attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Kwong, Marilyn Joanne, Kim Bartholomew

    I explored individuals’ relationships with an assistance dog and their experiences of loss from an attachment-theory perspective. I used a hybrid process of inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants. These analyses revealed genuine...

  3. "We Lost a Member of the Family": Predictors of the Grief Experience Surrounding the Loss of a Pet

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Maria C. Behler, Jeffrey D. Green, Jennifer Joy-Gaba

    Pets play an important role in their owners' lives and are often viewed as family members. However, research on human-animal relationships suggests that pet owners often receive relatively less emotional support when experiencing grief after the death of a beloved pet, a phenomenon known as...

  4. 'My dog is dying today': Attachment narratives and psychoanalytic interpretation of an initial interview

    | Contributor(s):: Buchheim, Anna, George, Carol, Kächele, Horst

  5. 4Paws

    4Paws volunteer teams visit residential care facilities, hospitals, classrooms, libraries and Boys and Girls Clubs in the Greater North Bay area of San Francisco. There they share their canine companions with anyone needing comfort or a loving nudge of the nose.4Paws offers classes to the...

  6. A Comparison of Equine-Assisted Intervention and Conventional Play-Based Early Intervention for Mother–Child Dyads with Insecure Attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Beetz, Nora Winkler, Henri Julius, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Kurt Kotrschal

    Insecure attachment, both of the child and of the mother, has been identified as a risk factor for early regulation disorders and further child development. Based on accumulating evidence of effectiveness of animal-assisted interventions, we implemented an Equine-Assisted Intervention (EAI) as an...

  7. A comparison of the human grief reaction: Focusing on pet loss and bereavement

    | Contributor(s):: Jarolmen, Josephine JoAnn

  8. A Comparison of the Perceived Well-Being of Pet Owners and Non-Pet Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Vicki Lee Schofield

    The presence of companion dogs have been found to benefit stress. This study was conducted to examine perceptions of benefits companion animals have on stress reduction. One hundred twenty-five adults completed surveys including measures of animal liking, bonding, and companionship. They also...

  9. A confirmatory factor analysis of the Lexington attachment to pets scale

    | Contributor(s):: Tracy Leigh Zaparanick

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which the word “pet” provided valid results in the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) (Johnson, Garrity, & Stallones, 1992). A multiple-groups confirmatory factor analysis, using maximum likelihood (ML) estimation, was conducted to...

  10. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

    | Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder

  11. A Monarch's Best Friend: Dogs of Tudor England

    | Contributor(s):: Robert D. Franco

    The courtly pastimes of sixteenth-century Europe have received thorough analysis by scholars. However, some of the most prominent features of a European court were the pets that lived with nobles and courtiers. These animals have received little attention from historians, and the study of their...

  12. A new understanding of man's best friend: A proposed contextual model for the exploration of human-animal interaction among insecurely attached males

    | Contributor(s):: Blazina, Chris, O'Neil, James M., Denke, Robyn, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.

  13. A study of the effects of pet ownership on mental health among community-dwelling senior citizens in northeast Tennessee

    | Contributor(s):: Southerland, E. Marie

  14. A Survey of Companion-Animal Owners Affected by the East Japan Great Earthquake in Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures, Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Yamazaki, Sakiko

    The unprecedented East Japan Great Earthquake in March 2011 impacted many humans as well as animals. To date, only national surveys that do not necessarily focus on the heavily impacted areas have been administered, and there is a lack of data on the situation for companion animals and their...

  15. Accentuating the positive in adult attachments

    | Contributor(s):: Sable, P.

  16. Adult pet attachments

    | Contributor(s):: Ferry, Louise A.

  17. Adult separation anxiety disorder: The human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Dowsett, Elisha, Delfabbro, Paul, Chur-Hansen, Anna

  18. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, October 1999

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    Contents:Message from the President, pg 1You've Gotta Try This, pg 2Human-Animal Bond Forum, pg 3Who's News?, pg 5Frequently Asked Questions, pg 5Virginia Tech Hires Specialist, Creates Human-Animal Interaction Center, pg 6

  19. American Pet Association

    The American Pet Association was founded in 1991. The initial goal, to which we remain committed to this day, is to provide education and services that result in more humane treatment of companion animals in the homes and back yards of the average American.

  20. An Attachment Style Based Experimental Design to Maximize Dog Adoption Success

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    | Contributor(s):: Claire Weinman

    Evolution and domestication have brought dogs very close to humans. Research has found numerous behavioral, cognitive, neurological, and physiological similarities between the two species. Additional research has found that humans and dogs can share cross-species attachments that are comparable...