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  1. Risk factors for aggressive behaviour in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris), as reported by owners in mainland China

    Contributor(s):: Yang, Jingjing, Langford, Fritha, Kiddie, Jenna

  2. Owner perception of problem behaviours in dogs aged 6 and 9-months

    Contributor(s):: Lord, Michelle S., Casey, Rachel A., Kinsman, Rachel H., Tasker, Séverine, Knowles, Toby G., Da Costa, Rosa E. P., Woodward, Joshua L., Murray, Jane K.

    Problem behaviours may lead to compromised welfare, risk of relinquishment and euthanasia for dogs, as well as distress and safety issues for owners. This study used data provided by 1111 UK and Republic of Ireland participants in the ‘Generation Pup’ longitudinal study of canine health and...

  3. How Equine-Assisted Activities Affect the Prosocial Behavior of Adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Pelyva, I. Z., Kresák, R., Szovák, E., Tóth Á, L.

  4. Social-Cognitive Processes Before Dog Acquisition Associated with Future Relationship Satisfaction of Dog Owners and Canine Behavior Problems

    Contributor(s):: Bouma, Esther M. C., Vink, Lonneke M., Dijkstra, Arie

    Making the right decision before acquiring a dog may help prevent the development of canine behavior problems and increase the likelihood of a satisfactory relationship. In this study, social-cognitive factors in decision-making were assessed in the phase before the acquisition of a dog (the...

  5. Behavioural variation among divergent European and North American farmed and wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations

    Contributor(s):: Islam, Shahinur S., Wringe, Brendan F., Bradbury, Ian R., Fleming, Ian A.

    Animals often display consistent differences in behaviours across situations and contexts. However, little is known about how behavioural traits might vary in a context-dependent manner, with selection favouring correlated sets of behaviours in particular types of environments. Comparative...

  6. Emotion in dogs: Translational and transformative aspects

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    | Contributor(s):: Silvan R Urfer

    Kujala (2017) provides an excellent overview of most aspects of emotion in dogs; however, she does not cover a few fields of research that I think are also relevant to the topic. In this commentary, I discuss the current state of our knowledge regarding cognitive decline and behavioral...

  7. The Influence of Materialism on Purebred Dogs’ Welfare Among Two Different Generations in Colombia (South America)

    | Contributor(s):: Luna-Cortés, Gonzalo

    Some consumers in Colombia show a clear preference for purebred dogs. At the same time, there are many abandoned dogs on the streets and in shelters in this country. Previous research has revealed that appearances of the breeds influence the caregivers’ (owners’) choice. A choice based on...

  8. A descriptive study of 215 dogs diagnosed with separation anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Storengen, Linn Mari, Boge, Silje Christine Kallestad, Strøm, Solveig Johanne, Løberg, Gry, Lingaas, Frode

    Clinical records of dogs visiting a behavioral clinic were used to study the behavior and background of dogs with separation anxiety (SA). 215 dogs (with SA) were included in the study, representing 22.6% of the patients seen during the 40 months the study covered (n=952). Male dogs comprised 60%...

  9. Risk factors for the development of behavior problems in a population of Iranian domestic dogs: Results of a pilot survey

    | Contributor(s):: Khoshnegah, Javad, Azizzadeh, Mohammad, Mahmoodi Gharaie, Afarin

    Prevalence and risk factors of behavior problems observed in dogs presented to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, were evaluated using a survey of canine behavior problems. Information was collected from 368 successfully completed questionnaires on...

  10. Lack of association between paw preference and behaviour problems in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris

    | Contributor(s):: Wells, Deborah L., Hepper, Peter G., Milligan, Adam D. S., Barnard, Shanis

    Evidence suggests that paw preferences are related to emotional functioning in the domestic dog. Whether motor bias in this species is related to the display of behaviour problems, which often have their basis in emotional reactivity, is still unknown. This study therefore explored the...

  11. Is personality of young fish consistent through different behavioural tests?

    | Contributor(s):: Colchen, Tatiana, Faux, Elodie, Teletchea, Fabrice, Pasquet, Alain

    Most studies carried out on personality recognized that personality is defined by behavioural traits consistent through time and/or contexts. In fish, most studies on personality were performed either on juveniles (aged between 6months and 1year) or adults, but very few focused on the early life...

  12. Are personality traits consistent in fish?—The influence of social context

    | Contributor(s):: Castanheira, Maria Filipa, Cerqueira, Marco, Millot, Sandie, Gonçalves, Rui A., Oliveira, Catarina C. V., Conceição, Luís E. C., Martins, Catarina I. M.

    Individual differences in behavioural and physiological responses to challenges are progressively accepted as adaptive variation and reveal a strong degree of evolutionary conservation throughout the vertebrate taxa. Previous studies in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) suggested that individual...

  13. Coping strategies in captive capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.)

    | Contributor(s):: Ferreira, Renata G., Mendl, Michael, Wagner, Paulo Guilherme Carniel, Araujo, Talita, Nunes, Daniela, Mafra, Antonieta Looman

    Studies on diverse species indicate the existence of individual differences in stress coping strategies labelled as ‘proactive’ and ‘reactive’. Identifying taxonomic distribution of such coping strategies is fundamental to evolutionary models and to management of captive animals. Capuchin monkeys...

  14. Participatory methodologies in research with children: creative and innovative approaches

    | Contributor(s):: Pereira, V. R., Coimbra, V. C. C., Cardoso, C. S., Oliveira, N. A., Vieira, A. C. G., Nobre, M. O., Nino, M. E. L.

  15. Garden-Based Learning: An Experience With "At Risk" Secondary Education Students

    | Contributor(s):: José-Reyes Ruiz Gallardo, Alonso Verde, Arturo Valdés

    The reengagement of disenchanted secondary students is one of the priorities of the educational system. Over a six-year period (2003–2004 to 2008–2009), 63 disruptive and low-performance secondary school students were integrated into a two-year garden-based learning program, which...

  16. Canine Dominance Aggression Towards People

    | Contributor(s):: Cathy Taphorn, Donald D. Draper

    A common and potentially serious behavioral problem confronting pet owners and the sn1all animal practitioner is aggression. Of the several types of aggression, dominance aggression is the most common. Over one million people a year are bitten by dogs in the United States alone. 

  17. Educação assistida por animais : intervenção em crianças com alterações de comportamento

    | Contributor(s):: Ãngela Maria Dias de Vilhena e Mascarenhas

    A realização deste estudo terá a intenção de levantar a possibilidade e verificar a exequibilidade da implementação de projectos / programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais / Educação Assistida por Animais...

  18. Comparação entre bem-estar psicológico do tutor e problemas comportamentais no seu animal de companhia

    | Contributor(s):: Joana Lara da Encarnação Antunes de Almeida

    O Homem tem vindo a relacionar-se com cães e gatos há, pelo menos, 9 mil anos, sendo o vínculo homem-animal já bastante conhecido. Acredita-se mesmo que a relação entre homens e cães/gatos é uma das relações...

  19. The psychotherapeutic worth of horse whispering for the aggressive child

    | Contributor(s):: Karin Bronkhorst

    This dissertation employs a case study research design and reviews literature from the field of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with an emphasis on equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP), as a possible therapeutic alternative for treating inappropriate aggressive behaviour in a young boy. The...

  20. Distúrbios comportamentais relacionados com o medo em cães

    | Contributor(s):: João Ricardo Ferreira Teotónio

    Os distúrbios comportamentais relacionados com o medo são comuns, induzem sofrimento nos animais e prejudicam os laços afectivos com os seus donos. O presente estudo procurou, por um lado, avaliar o envolvimento de variáveis intrínsecas e extrínsecas no...