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  1. When walking in an outside area, shelter dogs (Canis familiaris) synchronize activity with their caregivers but do not remain as close to them as do pet dogs

    Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Bedossa, T., Gaunet, F.

  2. Do my treatment decisions make me a 'bad' pet owner?

  3. Talking to Dogs: Companion Animal-Directed Speech in a Stress Test

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    | Contributor(s):: Raffaela Lesch, Kurt Kotrschal, Iris Schöberl, Andrea Beetz, Judith Solomon, W. Tecumseh Fitch

    Companion animal-directed speech (CADS) has previously been investigated in comparison to infant-directed speech and adult-directed speech. To investigate the influence of owner caregiving, attachment pattern, and personality on CADS, we used the Ainsworth strange situation procedure. It...

  4. Leaner, Healthier, Happier Together––A Family-Centred Approach to Weight Loss with the Overweight Dog and Her Caregivers

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    | Contributor(s):: Alessia Candellone, David Morgan, Simona Buttignol, Giorgia Meineri

    Obesity represents a one of the most significant healthcare issues facing human and companion animal populations worldwide. A complex relationship commonly exists between owners and their companion animal, particularly around feeding behaviour. Obese companion animals commonly live alongside...

  5. Caregiving for a Companion Animal Compared to a Family Member: Burden and Positive Experiences in Caregivers

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    | Contributor(s):: Karysa Britton, Rachel Galioto, Geoffrey Tremont, Kimberly Chapman, Olivia Hogue, Mark D. Carlson, Mary Beth Spitznagel

    Introduction: Research in human caregiving shows burden is often present in the caregiver and can be reduced by interventions that increase positive perceptions of caregiving. Recent work suggests burden is also present in owners of a seriously ill companion animal. To help determine if...

  6. Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden

    | Contributor(s):: Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.

    Nature-based interventions have been proposed to promote physical and mental health and give stress reduction. Little attention has been given to the potential of zoos for human health and wellbeing. A disadvantaged group in Sweden regarding access to nature are individuals with disabilities who...

  7. Effectiveness of the dog therapy for patients with dementia - a systematic review

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    | Contributor(s):: Klimova, B., Toman, J., Kuca, K.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia represents a mental and economic burden for both patients and their caregivers. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with special focus on canis therapy among people with dementia, specifically Alzheimer's...

  8. Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study

    | Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.

    Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...

  9. Acceptability and Demand of Therapy Dog Support Among Oral Health Care Providers and Caregivers of Pediatric Patients

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, A., Easton, S., Sterman, J., Farkas, K., Heima, M.

  10. Falling, Dying Sheep, and the Divine: Notes on Thick Therapeutics in Peri-Urban Senegal

    | Contributor(s):: Lovell, Anne M., Papa, Mamadou Diagne

  11. The Impact of a Care Recipient's Pet on the Instrumental Caregiving Experience

    | Contributor(s):: Bibbo, J., Proulx, C. M.

  12. Impact of Service Dogs on Family Members' Psychosocial Functioning

    | Contributor(s):: Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K. E., Marguerite E. O'Haire

  13. Caring for a dog with osteoarthritis

  14. Multimodal rehabilitation in the late phase after stroke enhances the life situation of informal caregivers

    | Contributor(s):: Bunketorp-Kall, L., Lundgren-Nilsson, A., Nilsson, M., Blomstrand, C.

  15. Extending identity theory: parenting and identity formation in human-animal relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Laurent-Simpson

    Both traditional and structural perspectives in symbolic interaction have conceptualized the formation of self as arising out of lingual interaction between human actors. This was based on Mead’s original premise that non-human actors were alingual, and thus incapable of intersubjectivity....

  16. Measuring dog-owner relationships: crossing boundaries between animal behaviour and human psychology

    | Contributor(s):: Rehn, Therese, Keeling, Linda J.

    Previous research suggests that dogs (Canis familiaris) form attachment bonds to their owners and that the strengths of the attachment can vary. However, it does not seem reasonable to believe that all dogs share the same attachment style, considering their differences in genetic background,...

  17. Relationship between the stockperson's attitudes and dairy productivity in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M., Ortega, M., Anderson, T. J., Fukasawa, M., Kawahata, M., Higashiyama, Y., Komatsu, T.

  18. Additional evidence is needed to recommend acquiring a dog to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A response to Crossman and Kazdin

    | Contributor(s):: Wright, Hannah F., Hall, Sophie, Mills, Daniel S.

  19. The significance of companion dogs in the everyday lives of their human caregivers

    | Contributor(s):: Nandini Sharada Maharaj

    Using a qualitative design, the purpose of the study was to examine how people describe their relationship with their dog and what kinds of things they do that suggest this bond represents a meaningful relationship. Dog owners (N=27) aged 19 years and older were invited to participate in a focus...

  20. Assessment of attachment behaviour to human caregivers in wolf pups (Canis lupus lupus)

    | Contributor(s):: Nathaniel J. Hall, Kathryn Lord, Anne-Marie K. Arnold, Clive D.L. Wynne, Monique Udell

    Previous research suggested that 16-week old dog pups, but not wolf pups, show attachment behaviour to a human caregiver. Attachment to a caregiver in dog pups has been demonstrated by differential responding to a caregiver compared to a stranger in the Ainsworth Strange Situation Test. We show...