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  1. The relationship between heart rate variability and canine aggression

    Contributor(s):: Craig, Lydia, Meyers-Manor, Julia E., Anders, Kate, Sütterlin, Stefan, Miller, Holly

    Dog aggression affects many, with nearly 5 million dog bites reported yearly in the United States alone. Dog bites inflict considerable physical, emotional, and monetary costs annually (American Humane Association, 2014). One physiological measure that might serve as an index of aggression in...

  2. Separation, Confinement, or Noises: What Is Scaring That Dog?

    Contributor(s):: Ballantyne, K. C.

  3. Effect of Socialization on Impulsivity in the Domestic Dog

    Contributor(s):: Mitcham Alexandra

    Impulsivity is defined as acting prematurely without forethought or foresight. Three assessments of impulsivity were compared in companion dogs: the delayed reward task, cylinder detour task, and the Dog Impulsivity Assessment Scale (DIAS). A strong correlation was observed between the behaviour...

  4. Dog bite risk: an assessment of child temperament and child-dog interactions

    Contributor(s):: Davis, A. L., Schwebel, D. C., Morrongiello, B. A., Stewart, J., Bell, M.

  5. Dolphin Therapy: The Playful Way to Work toward the Next Step

    Contributor(s):: Wermer, Maaike

  6. Canines 4 Hope

    Canines 4 Hope, located in Palm City, Palm Beach County, South Florida is a certified Service Dog and Dog Obedience Training Academy specializing in personalized dog training for Service Dogs, Assistance Dogs, Therapy Dogs and Alert Dogs nationwide for over 20 years!

  7. Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 19

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    Contents: Quality of Life for People and Pets, pg 1WALTHAM/AAH-ABV Collaborate, pg 1Bustad memorial Lecture, pg 3What Do We Mean By Quality of Life?, pg 3Behavioral Management to Promote Quality of Life, pg 4Making the Quality of Life the Focus, pg 5Quality of Life for Animals in Confinement, pg...

  8. Pawsibilities Unleashed

    Pawsibilities Unleashed provides therapy dogs, service dogs, obedience and leadership training, aggressive and fearful dog rehabilitation, therapy and service dog training, and other therapy assistance to community members. Pawsibilities Unleashed specializes in service dogs for children.

  9. Pay Attention! Can the Type of Interaction between Handler and Dog Preceding an Agility Run Affect a Dog's Attention during a Run?

    | Contributor(s):: Jillian Faustino

    There has been an increase of interest in investigating human-dog interactions in recent years. One area of interest for dog owners and animal behaviorists is how interactions and play between humans and dogs affect performance on object choice and detour tasks (Rooney & Bradshaw, 2002, Rooney &...

  10. Circle Tail, Inc.

    Circle Tail's mission is to provide service and hearing dogs for people with disabilities at no cost to the individual. We also provide dogs for adoption, as well as offer dog obedience training, behavior management, educational programs, and boarding services.

  11. The quality of the relation between handler and military dogs influences efficiency and welfare of dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Over the last 10 years, the influence of the dog–owner relationship on dog behaviour has received growing attention, unlike the working dog handler's relationship. Using a questionnaire addressed to the 430 dog handlers of the Belgian army in 2001 (303 respondents), this study...

  12. Vampire bat control: a review and proposed research programme for Latin America

    | Contributor(s):: Arthur M. Greenhall

    In Latin America paralytic rabies transmitted by vampire bats is a major cause of death in cattle. This problem becomes more acute as countries attempt to increase livestock production to feed rapidly expanding human populations. Vaccination has been the principal weapon against rabies, however...

  13. Social behaviors increase in children with autism in the presence of animals compared to toys

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    | Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Samantha J. McKenzie, Alan M. Beck, Virginia Slaughter

    Background Previous research has demonstrated the capacity of animal presence to stimulate social interaction among humans. The purpose of this study was to examine the interactions of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with an adult and their typically-developing peers in the...

  14. Computer assisted extension program on ground squirrel control

    | Contributor(s):: Terrell P. Salmon, Donald L. Lancaster, Leanne Lasarow

    Computers have become common place in virtually all phases of agriculture. Most individuals have access to microcomputers and the once apparent intimidation about using them is rapidly disappearing. Because of increased availability and public acceptance, it's no surprise that many Extension...

  15. Animal-assisted therapy with dolphins in eating disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Roman Schenk, Olga Pollatos, Sabine Schenk, Rainer Schandry

    This pilot study examined a dolphin assisted therapy for patients with eating disorder (EDs). 25 patients received a multimodal treatment consisting of dolphin interaction in combination with psycho education, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutritional education and craniosacral therapy. These...

  16. The power of kawaii: Viewing cute images promotes a careful behavior and narrows attentional focus

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    | Contributor(s):: Hiroshi Nittono, Michiko Fukushima, Akihiro Yano, Hiroki Moriya

    Kawaii (a Japanese word meaning ‘‘cute’’) things are popular because they produce positive feelings. However, their effecton behavior remains unclear. In this study, three experiments were conducted to examine the effects of viewing cuteimages on subsequent task performance. In the first...

  17. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on behavior and reading in the classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Ashley Elizabeth Booten

    Research has shown that the presence of a therapy dog in the classroom should elicit a calming effect, reduce stress, and promote positive interactions among peers and adults. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect a therapy dog has on behavior and reading in the classroom....

  18. Terminal behavioral problems

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    | Contributor(s):: Myrna Milani

    Veterinary education often treats knowledge regarding behavioral issues as an optional accessory rather than an integral part of animal health. At the same time, though, veterinarians are often paradoxically presented to the public as the ultimate authority on all things animal. This means that...