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  1. A community approach to dog bite prevention: American Veterinary Medical Association Task Force on Canine Aggression and Human-Canine Interactions

    Contributor(s):: Beaver, B. V., Baker, M. D., Gloster, R. C., Grant, W. A., Harris, J. M., Hart, B. J., Hattaway, D. H., Houston, T., Koschman, J. R., Lockwood, R., Rieck, D., Sacks, J. J., Strauss, W. S., Strother, J., Golab, G. C.

     Dog bites are a serious public health problem that inflicts considerable physical and emotional damage on victims and incurs immeasurable hidden costs to communities. Bites have been tolerated as a job-related hazard for utility and postal workers, but for many communities the problem...

  2. Treat or euthanize: helping owners make critical decisions regarding pets with behavior problems

    Contributor(s):: Haug, L. I.

    This article describes the environmental and the animal's own factors that influence the development of behaviour problems and aggression and also considers the owners' perceptions, emotions and finances to help them decide on a treatment programme before considering euthanasia.

  3. 'Dangerous dogs' on the agenda at the FECAVA congress in Berlin

  4. Companion animal issues and the physician

    Contributor(s):: Hoff, G. L., Brawley, J., Johnson, K.

  5. Incidence and impact of dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Brooks, A., Moxon, R., England, G. C. W.

    In a retrospective survey, researchers identified 100 incidents of attacks on guide dogs by other dogs. These were reviewed in order to determine the number, severity and impact on the handler and dog, and the characteristics of the aggressors and victims. During the study period there were more...

  6. Parrot psychology and behavior problems

    Contributor(s):: Davis, C. S.

  7. Positives and negatives of pet ownership

  8. Preventing dog bites with the help of the Blue Dog

  9. Views of college students on pit bull "Ownership": New Providence, The Bahamas - College of the Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Burrows, T. J., Fielding, W. J.

  10. A behavioral analysis of dog bites to children

    Contributor(s):: Mathews, J. R., Lattal, K. A.

  11. An exploration of the potential risks associated with using pet therapy in healthcare settings

    Contributor(s):: Brodie, S. J., Biley, F. C., Shewring, M.

  12. AVMA Animal Welfare Forum: human-canine interactions

    A series of 10 papers are presented on canine-human interactions. Topics covered include: the development of the human-canine bond; prevention of aggressive behaviour by breed selection training and responsible ownership; the effects of dogs on human health; legislation and insurance with regard...

  13. AVMA forum focuses on aggressive dogs

    Contributor(s):: Suzik, H. A.

  14. Believes cat declawing has positive implications

    Contributor(s):: Renard, S. G.

  15. Effects of aggressive behavior on canine welfare

    Contributor(s):: Hunthausen, W.

  16. Effects of gender and parental status on knowledge and attitudes of dog owners regarding dog aggression toward children

    Contributor(s):: Reisner, I. R., Shofer, F. S.

  17. How anticipating relationships between dogs and children can help prevent disasters

    Contributor(s):: Love, M., Overall, K. L.

  18. Human-canine interactions: a summary of perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Beaver, B. V.

  19. National survey of owner-directed aggression in English Springer Spaniels

    Contributor(s):: Reisner, I. R., Houpt, K. A., Shofer, F. S.

    Among purebred dogs, English Springer Spaniels are most frequently referred to behaviorists for aggression directed to owners. In a national survey of 1,053 owners of English Springer Spaniels, 26% reported their dogs had bitten a human, which in 65% of instances was a family member or other...

  20. Prevention and amelioration of stress and consequences of interaction between children and dogs

    Contributor(s):: Riegger, M. H., Guntzelman, J.