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  1. All Creatures Great and Small: A Review and Typology of Employee-Animal Interactions

    Contributor(s):: Quan, Shawn Xiaoshi, Lam, Carisa, Schabram, Kira, Yam, Kai Chi

  2. Service Dogs: A Scoping Review of Interdisciplinary Research

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    | Contributor(s):: K. Lynn Pierce, Nancy A. Dreschel

    Despite a long history of service dogs (SDs) being paired with human partners as a systematic intervention and increasing numbers of and roles for SDs, there remains a lack of empirical knowledge and professional guidance regarding the implementation of SDs into treatment plans for individuals...

  3. Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Behavioural Tendencies of Cats and Dogs in Japan

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    | Contributor(s):: Takagi, Saho, Koyasu, Hikari, Hattori, Madoka, Nagasawa, Takumi, Maejima, Michiro, Nagasawa, Miho, Kikusui, Takefumi, Saito, Atsuko

    Physical and mental effects stemming from COVID-19 have impacted not only people’s lives but also the lives of their pets, which in recent years are often seen as members of the family. This study aimed to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan on pets and their owners....

  4. Companion Cats Show No Effect of Trial-and-Error Learning Compared to Dogs in a Transparent-Obstacle Detour Task

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    | Contributor(s):: Shajid Pyari, Muhzina, Vékony, Kata, Uccheddu, Stefania, Pongrácz, Péter

    We tested companion cats and dogs in similar indoor conditions using identical procedures in the classic detour task around a V-shaped transparent wire-mesh fence. Besides the control group, we used two types of laser light-pointing demonstration (moving around the fence, or pointing straight...

  5. Digital Technology Supporting the Remote Human-Dog Interaction: Scoping Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodríguez-Vizzuett, Liliana, Espinosa-Curiel, Ismael E., Pérez-Espinosa, Humberto

    For thousands of years, dogs have coexisted with humans and have been adopted as companion pets and working animals. The communication between humans and dogs has improved their coexistence and socialization; however, due to the nature of their activities, dogs and humans occasionally lose...

  6. How Dog Behavior Influences Pet Owner’s Perceptions of Dog Preference for Dental Chews

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    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Anamarie C., Miller, Holly C., Wynne, Clive D. L.

    American pet owners spend billions of dollars on food and treats so it is important to understand what products they want and what they think their dog would enjoy. This study analyzed video recordings of dogs engaging in dental chews in their home environment and compared the observed...

  7. Would You Detour with Me? Association between Functional Breed Selection and Social Learning in Dogs Sheds Light on Elements of Dog–Human Cooperation

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    | Contributor(s):: Dobos, Petra, Pongrácz, Péter

    Interspecific social learning is a main synchronizing mechanism that enables dogs to adapt to the anthropogenic niche. It is not known whether dogs in general possess the capacity of learning from humans or whether more recent selective events have affected their ability to learn from humans....

  8. Factors Contributing to Successful Spontaneous Dog–Human Cooperation

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    | Contributor(s):: Csepregi, Melitta, Gácsi, Márta

    Dogs’ ability to cooperate with humans is widely acknowledged, but the factors influencing their spontaneous cooperative tendencies are largely unknown. We investigated whether breed function, training experience, and owner-reported social motivation level contribute to spontaneous...

  9. An Assessment of Scientific Evidence Relating to the Effect of Early Experience on the Risk of Human-Directed Aggression by Adult Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Baslington-Davies, Ann, Howell, Helen, Hogue, Todd E., Mills, Daniel S.

    Human-directed aggression by domestic dogs is a major worldwide public health problem. The causes of aggression are complex, and research in this area often has to balance ecological validity with pragmatic controls; accordingly, it often does not meet the thresholds for quality typically used...

  10. 'Pawing' uncertainty! how dogs attenuate the impact of daily hassles at work on uncertainty

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    | Contributor(s):: Junça-Silva, A.

    PURPOSE: This study relied on the integrative model of uncertainty tolerance to delineate an argument proposing that daily hassles trigger uncertainty, and this influences adaptive performance. Furthermore, relying on the "furr-recovery method" -where interactions with dogs allow dog...

  11. Neuro Service Dogs Impacts on Community-Dwelling Persons with Mild to Moderate Dementia and Their Caregiver

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Dumont, F. S., Achou, B., Brown, C., Bremault-Philips, S.

  12. Supporting young readers: A mixed-methods study of their literacy, behaviour, and perceptions when reading aloud to dogs or adults

    | Contributor(s):: Syrnyk, Corinne, McArthur, Alisa, Zwack, Alyson, Handelsman, Allison

  13. Review of literature on interventions aimed at resolving problems caused by predatory behaviour in dogs (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: McLennan, Tracey

  14. Re-evaluating the benefits and challenges of communal pet dog ownership at an adult residential psychiatric facility

    | Contributor(s):: Maroney, Pam, Kougioumtzis, Marianthi

  15. Facility dogs in educational programs for young children: Definition, rationale, issues, and implementation

    | Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck, Permenter, Faithe A., Conrad, Kristina

  16. Inattentional blindness in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Cox, Emma, Krichbaum, Sarah, Smith, Jordan G., Katz, Jeffrey S., Lazarowski, Lucia

  17. Whitehaven Canine Evaluators

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    It all started in 1969 when Alan got his very first German Shepherd.  In 1972, he donated her to the military to become a Military Working Dog with the stipulation he would be her handler after completing training.  This began an eleven-year journey in the military (USAF & USMC)...

  18. Paws for Purple Hearts

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    Paws for Purple Hearts is the first organization of its kind to offer Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy® (formerly referred to as Canine Assisted Therapeutic Intervention). We began in 2006 as a research program at the prestigious Bergin College of Canine Studies together with the Menlo Park...

  19. Impact of COVID-19 on Service Dog Organizations

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    | Contributor(s):: Danny Benbassat, Abigail Konopasky, Michael Fox

    The 2019 coronavirus pandemic led to federal, state, and local measures that paralyzed businesses across the nation. Among them were behavioral and mental health nonprofit organizations. The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of the pandemic on nonprofit programs that train and...

  20. Who Is the Good Boy/Girl? Perspectives of French Handlers in AAI on the Selection of Their Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Alice Mignot, Gérard Leboucher, Véronique J. Servais, Karelle de Luca

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) are well implemented in various health care settings; however, there is little data on the characteristics of the mediation dogs and their selection, which can influence the well-being of both the dogs and the beneficiaries. This study aims to gain a better...