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  1. The Underdog Project

    Underdog addresses social and emotional needs of youths and children using non-invasive animal-assisted activities, like dog training. The training that Underdog shelter dogs receive reduces kennel stress, prepares them for their new homes and accelerates their adoption. The Underdog Project...

  2. The value of relationships with other species

    | Contributor(s):: Christopher M. Rice

    Many humans seek out and find value in relationships of care for other species. In this dissertation, I defend these relationships as a basic objective element of human well-being. ^ To begin, I defend an objective list theory of human well-being according to which a plurality of basic objective...

  3. The Veteran-Canine Bond: Implications and Experiences with Using Animals to Alleviate Psychological Distress

    | Contributor(s):: Chace, Tara

  4. Theoretical Concepts from Self Psychology Applied to Animal Hoarding

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, S. E.

  5. Therapeutic profit by companion animals' employment in health care of older people

    | Contributor(s):: Pacheco-Ferreira, Aldo

  6. Therapeutisches Reiten verbessert das Befinden und die Lebensqualität von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit verschiedenen Störungsbildern [Therapeutic riding enhances quality of life and state of mind of children and juveniles with different psychiatric o

    | Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Grebe, Verena

  7. Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Compitus, Katherine

  8. Treating Pets Well: The Role of Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance

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    | Contributor(s):: Anthony E. Coy, Jeffrey D. Green

    Although the benefits of human-animal interactions (especially pets and companion animals) for humans are becoming increasingly well-known and implemented, less work has been done examining how such interactions affect the animal. Understanding the owner-animal dynamic is more important than...

  9. Turpaterapiaa ja karvaista kaveruutta : ihmisen ja eläimen välinen suhde sekä eläinten koetut vaikutukset hyvinvointiin ja elämäntyytyväisyyteen

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    | Contributor(s):: Tanja Honkanen

    Vaikka ihmisen ja eläimen välinen suhde on ilmiönä tuhansia vuosia vanha, on sen yhteyksiä ihmisen terveyteen ja hyvinvointiin tutkittu aktiivisesti vasta reilut 30 vuotta. Kertynyt tutkimus on keskittynyt koiriin ja erityisryhmiin. Ihmisen ja eläimen välisen...

  10. Understanding and quantifying the roles of perceived social support, pet attachment, and adult attachment in adult pet owners' sense of well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Langston, Stephanie Cecile

    Researchers have extolled the benefits of pet ownership. Most of the studies which have been published lack a theoretical lens through which to conceptualize the human-animal bond. Attachment theory offers a framework for understanding the connection between humans and pets. This study applied...

  11. Understanding relations between people and their pets

    | Contributor(s):: Blouin, David D.

  12. Understanding the attachment relationship between nursing home residents and resident companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Mogul, Marjorie

  13. URI People and Animals Living Safely (URIPALS)

    Urban Resource Institute’s(URI) programs are about supporting individuals and families and protecting the whole family from abuse—and we knew a solution was needed. That’s why we’ve launched URIPALS—People and Animals Living Safely, a pilot program at URI’s...

  14. WAGS Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc.

    WAGS (Wonderful Animals Giving Support) Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer organization based in Louisville since 1999. WAGS members believe in the special – often healing – bond between people and animals. The mission of WAGS is to bring people and pets together for...

  15. Why Can't I Resist Those "Puppy Dog" (or "Kitty Cat") Eyes? A Study of Owner Attachment and Factors Associated with Pet Obesity

    | Contributor(s):: Coy, A. E., Green, J. D., Behler, A. M. C.

  16. Why spending quality time with Sparky is good for you and your clients

    | Contributor(s):: Gerbasi, Kathleen C.

  17. Work or Play? An Exploration of the Relationships between People and their Service Dogs in Leisure Activities

    | Contributor(s):: Hicks, J. R., Weisman, C. J.

  18. Working Smarter Not Harder: Oxytocin Increases Domestic Dogs' (Canis familiaris) Accuracy, but Not Attempts, on an Object Choice Task

    | Contributor(s):: Oliva, J. L., Mengoli, M., Mendonca, T., Cozzi, A., Pageat, P., Chabaud, C., Teruel, E., Lafont-Lecuelle, C., Bienboire-Frosini, C.

  19. Working the companion animal in the context of new interpersonal relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Steven Remic

    The National People and Pets Survey (Australian Companion Animal Council, 2010)◦ 63.3% of Australian households owned a pet◦ 92% of respondents felt “very close” to their pet◦ 86% of respondents found comfort with their pet during times of stress,◦ 62% of respondents felt their pet made for a...

  20. “You Can’t Really Hug a Tiger”: Zookeepers and Their Bonds with Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Birke, Lynda, Hosey, Geoff, Melfi, Vicky

    Zookeepers often report strong attachment (bonds) with animals in their care. This paper reports a qualitative study of how keepers perceived these animals; the aim was to explore keepers’ experiences of bonding and how these related to the work done in zoos. Respondents were drawn from a large...