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...
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....