Animal behavior forensics: evaluation of dangerous dogs and cruelty victims
Contributor(s):: Reid, P. J., Miller, L., Zawistowski, S.
Shelters are frequently faced with caring for animal who are embroiled in legal cases. This chapter outlines the history of forensic behavior evaluations and mades recommendations for appropriate assessment tools.
Animal-assisted psychotherapy from an attachment perspective [Theory]
Contributor(s):: Zilcha-Mano, S., Parish-Plass, N.
Contributor(s):: Carr, N.
This chapter brings together some of the main ideas raised in the book and suggests a future for research on dogs in the leisure experience. It returns to the recognition that all dogs and their leisure experiences are culturally constructed and prone to change across space and time which reflect...
Dilemmas, questions, and issues concerning the integration of animals into the psychotherapy setting [Issues]
Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, N., Oren, D.
This book chapter focuses on the consumption of cuisine by dogs. An introduction describes the differences in dog food and dog cuisine. It examines the cuisine that is provided to pander to the taste buds of dogs, or those their owners perceive them to have, and the ethical concerns of their...
Dogs for herding and guarding livestock
Contributor(s):: Coppinger, L., Coppinger, R., Grandin, T.
Dogs that perform best for guarding and herding livestock have different behavioural profiles, as stated by the authors: 'herding dogs are selected to show hunting behaviours, such as eye, stalk, grip or heel. Guarding dogs are selected to show more of the wild ancestor's puppy-like or juvenile...
Elements of group psychotherapy found in individual animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]
Contributor(s):: Ish-Lev, H., Amit, R., Parish-Plass, N.
Fat companions: understanding the welfare effects of obesity in cats and dogs
Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Corr, S., Palmer, C., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M.
Overfeeding is arguably the most significant feeding-related welfare problem for companion animals in developed countries. From an animal welfare perspective, the amount fed presents a dilemma between avoiding feelings of hunger and maximizing animal health. This chapter will not only focus on...
Guidance for puppy owners
Contributor(s):: Hedges, S.
The advantages of behavioural guidance from veterinary practice was discussed. Highlights focused on the behavioural management, care, and training of puppies.
How animals respond to change
Contributor(s):: Mills, D., Dube, M. B., Zulch, H.
Sections on underpinning principles relating to stress in companion animals, the effects of presistent stress, or "Why Stress can be so Stressful", other considerations for assessing welfare, and stress auditing.
Introducing the new dog or cat into the home
Sections on potential stressors in the initial settling-in period, dos and don'ts for first encounters with a new pet, and problem prevention through education.
Contributor(s):: Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.
This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.
Is animal-assisted psychotherapy a profession? The consolidation of the professional identity of the animal-assisted psychotherapist in Israel [Issues]
Contributor(s):: Bar-On, S., Shapiro, A., Gendelman, A., Parish-Plass, N.
Leisured dogs and dogs as leisure objects
This chapter discusses whether a dog can truly be leisured or whether it is actually only in the leisure environment at the behest of its owner (i.e. it is a leisure object). The leisured dog is defined as one who is in the leisure environment with its owner but within the context that it is...
Providing for the leisured dog and dog as leisure object
This chapter examines the ways in which the leisure experiences of dogs are provided for. It begins by discussing the physical and psychological benefits to humans and dogs of sharing time and lives, with a specific emphasis on leisure time. As part of this discussion, the problems that have been...
Public health and animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Molento, C. F. M., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M., Sandoe, P.
What are the links among the concepts of global public health, human health and animal welfare? The objective of this chapter is to discuss the relationship between public health and animal welfare issues, from the historical perspective of rabies control to the more recent challenges brought by...
Studies on olfactory acuity and olfactory discrimination in hunting dogs
Contributor(s):: Zuschneid, K.
Tales about tails: is the mutilation of animals justifiable in their best interests or in ours?
Contributor(s):: Edwards, S., Bennett, P., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M., Sandoe, P.
Tail docking, involving surgical or non-surgical removal of a portion of the tail, is one of the most widely carried out and contentious mutilations inflicted by humans on animals. To differing extents, this procedure is carried out on farm livestock, draught animals and companion animals. The...
The animal as a relational medium: an object relations approach to the therapy triangle in animal-assisted psychotherapy [Theory]
The boarding kennel and dog day-care centre: dog holidays
This chapter explores the history, scale and nature of boarding kennels and dog day-care centres. Associated with these businesses, the chapter also discusses the professional pet-sitting industry. This analysis is set within the recognition of the changing nature of human-dog relations and the...