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  1. Dog Breed Discrimination in Criminology and Public Knowledge

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    | Contributor(s):: Megan Ekkert

    Animal abuse is never an easy topic for people to discuss. Until recently, animal abuse was only considered a misdemeanor charge under the law, but now it can be considered a felony charge. While that should be good news for animals, there are still a lot of questions when it comes to animal...

  2. Service, Comfort, or Emotional Support? The Evolution of Disability Law and Campus Housing

    | Contributor(s):: Mark Bauman, Denise L. Davidson, Michael C. Sachs, Tegan Kotarski

  3. A review and synthesis of dog cognition research : the world from a dog's point of view

    | Contributor(s):: Miles Kuiling Bensky

    Driven by both applied and theoretical goals, scientific interest in canine cognition has experienced a rapid surge in popularity, especially over the last 15 years (Morell, 2009). Here we provide the most comprehensive review to date of dog cognition research, capturing all the articles (285) we...

  4. Dog and Pony Show: New Guidance for Service Animals in the School Setting

    | Contributor(s):: Cossler, Christine T.

  5. Dog Fights

    | Contributor(s):: Taylor, Kelley R.

  6. Emotional Support Animals, Service Animals, and Pets on Campus

    | Contributor(s):: Von Bergen, C. W.

    For decades, universities have been accommodating physically disabled students who require guide dogs and other types of service animals. Within the past several years, however, mentally disabled students have increasingly petitioned colleges with no-pet policies to permit them to bring their...

  7. New perspectives on dolphin whistles: Evaluating signal context, categorization and memory

    | Contributor(s):: Bruck, Jason Neal

  8. Can humans discriminate between dogs on the base of the acoustic parameters of barks?

    | Contributor(s):: Molnar, C., Pongracz, P., Doka, A., Miklosi, A.

  9. Dogs and their human companions: the effect of familiarity on dog-human interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Kerepesi, A., Doka, A., Miklosi, A.

    There are few quantitative examinations of the extent to which dogs discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar persons. In our study we have investigated whether dogs show differential behaviour towards humans of different degrees of familiarity (owner, familiar person, unfamiliar person). Dogs...

  10. Do dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) make counterproductive choices because they are sensitive to human ostensive cues?

    | Contributor(s):: Marshall-Pescini, Sarah, Passalacqua, Chiara, Miletto Petrazzini, Maria Elena, Valsecchi, Paola, Prato-Previde Emanuele.

  11. Discrimination of familiar human faces in dogs (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Ludwig Huber, Anais Racca, Billy Scaf, Zsofia Viranyi, Friederike Range

    Faces are an important visual category for many taxa, and the human face is no exception to this. Because faces differ in subtle ways and possess many idiosyncratic features, they provide a rich source of perceptual cues. A fair amount of those cues are learned through social interactions and are...

  12. The reaction of 9- to 10-month-old infants to an unfamiliar animal

    | Contributor(s):: Ricard, M., Allard, L.

  13. Cross-modal representations in primates and dogs: A new framework of recognition of social objects

    | Contributor(s):: Adachi, Ikuma

  14. Equine learning behaviour: limits of ability and ability limits of trainers

    | Contributor(s):: Creighton, E.

  15. Habituation of hissing by Madagascar hissing cockroaches (Gromphadorhina portentosa): evidence of discrimination between humans?

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, H., Heslop, E.

  16. Social learning in horses from a novel perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Krueger, K., Flauger, B.

  17. A preliminary study of the relationship between discrimination reversal learning and performance tasks in yearling and 2-year-old horses

    | Contributor(s):: Sappington, B. K. F., McCall, C. A., Coleman, D. A., Kuhlers, D. L., Lishak, R. S.

    Ten yearling and seven 2-year-old mares and geldings of Arabian (n=4), Quarter Horse (n=9), and Thoroughbred (n=4) breeding were given a two-choice discrimination task in which either a black or a white bucket contained a food reward for ten trials per day during 19 test days. The spatial...

  18. How do miniature pigs discriminate between people? Discrimination between people wearing coveralls of the same colour

    | Contributor(s):: Koba, Y., Tanida, H.

    Seven experiments were conducted on 4 miniature pigs to determine: (1) whether the pigs can discriminate between people wearing the same coloured clothing and (2) what cues they rely on if they could discriminate. For 2 weeks before the experiments began, the pigs were conditioned in a Y-maze to...

  19. The use of olfactory and other cues for social recognition by juvenile pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Kristensen, H. H., Jones, R. B., Schofield, C. P., White, R. P., Wathes, C. M.

    Social recognition is essential for the maintenance of a stable group structure. Failure to recognise familiar conspecifics in social groups of juvenile pigs may initiate agonistic encounters that can compromise welfare and productivity. Current housing systems may allow build up of atmospheric...

  20. Social discrimination and aggression by laying hens in large groups: from peck orders to social tolerance

    | Contributor(s):: D'Eath, R. B., Keeling, L. J.

    Domestic fowl (Gallus gallus domesticus) naturally live in small groups, with a dominance hierarchy (pecking order) which is most likely based on establishment fights, followed by remembered assessment of status involving individual recognition. In larger groups, this system is thought to...