Biomedical Scent Detection Dogs: Would They Pass as a Health Technology?
| Contributor(s):: Mirkka Koivusalo, Catherine Reeve
Biomedical scent detection dogs identify the scent profiles of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes or pathogenic micro-organisms. What the field of biomedical scent detection has been lacking, however, is the assessment of the method from the point of view of a health technology. All...
Dogs in the criminal justice system: Consideration of facility and therapy dogs
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Spruin, Katarina Mozova
It is known that the criminal justice process is most often perceived as a negative experience by victims, witnesses, as well as defendants. Whilst measures have been put into place across the globe to improve their experiences, there is still much more which needs to be done, especially as the...
Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: Tiina Muros
The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...
More Than "Just" Walking: An Observational Study of Dog-Related Physical Activities
| Contributor(s):: Benedikt Hielscher, Udo Ganslosser, Ingo Froboese
Dog ownership has been shown to correlate with physical activity (PA). However, knowledge about the intensities of dog-related PA (drPA) is still lacking. To investigate the duration and intensity of drPA in consideration of PA guidelines, an observational study of dog owners (DO) was...
Diamonds in the Ruff of Virginia, Inc.
The mission of Diamonds in the Ruff of Virginia, Inc. (DITR) is to bring dogs in need together with the people that need them most. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that gives shelter dogs opportunities to become invaluable life partners to individuals and families impacted by...
Welfare Assessment in Shelter Dogs by Using Physiological and Immunological Parameters
| Contributor(s):: Cecilia Righi, Laura Menchetti, Riccardo Orlandi, Livia Moscati, Stefania Mancini, Silvana Diverio
This study aimed to evaluate the state of welfare of a group of dogs during the first month after entering the shelter by using different stress parameters. Blood and fecal samples were collected from a group of 71 dogs at the time of admission to the shelter. In 46 of these dogs, sampling was...
A Lesson in Humility: Traveling with Beau
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith
In Part 4 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the drive across North Dakota was their worst day when Beau became ill. It proved to be the turning point in the experience of traveling with a dog and offered a dose of humility and common sense not...
The Texas of Canada: Traveling with Beau
In Part 6 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross Alberta into British Columbia at the eastern terminus of the ALCAN, or Alaska-Canada Highway.
The Canadian Prairie: Traveling with Beau
In Part 5 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, views of the Canadian prairie are described from the U.S. border through Saskatchewan.
Le chien : un loup domestiqué pour communiquer avec l'homme : l'agressivité du chien
| Contributor(s):: Jean-Marie Giffroy
Il est établi, sur la base des recherches en archéozoologie et en génétique moléculaire, que le loup serait le principal ancêtre du chien et que la domestication se serait produite il y a 14000 ou 15000 ans, soit 5000 ans avant la domestication d'une...
Traveling Dog Named Beau
The life of Beau, a favorite dog of the Smith family, is chronicled during his years of travelling, including to an epic journey to Alaska. Remembering those moments provides some of the greatest blessings through that special relationship called the human-animal bond.
Pet Humanisation and Related Grief: Development and Validation of a Structured Questionnaire Instrument to Evaluate Grief in People Who Have Lost a Companion Dog
| Contributor(s):: Stefania Uccheddu, Loriana de Cataldo, Mariangela Albertini, Stanley Coren, Goncalo Da Graça Pereira, Anouck Haverbeke, Daniel Simon Mills, Ludovica Pierantoni, Stefanie Riemer, Lucia Ronconi, Ines Testoni, Federica Pirrone
Red White Blue Dog Training After Government Service (R.W.B. Dog T.A.G.S.)
We strive to have a positive impact on our U.S. Combat Veterans as well as save the lives of homeless animals. By bringing them together we help them forge their bond and give them hope. In pairing rescued dogs with Veterans we create teams that...
Paws with a Purpose
Founded in 2003, Paws with Purpose (PwP) is a 501(c) non-profit organization that provides highly skilled Assistance Dogs as partners to children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. These dogs provide comfort and companionship; help to break down social barriers, and...
Dance/Movement Therapy Utilizing Therapy Dogs for Adults Diagnosed with Psychotic Disorders
The purpose of this project was to develop dance/movement therapy (DMT) interventions incorporating therapy dogs with the goal of increasing present moment awareness in adults diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Individual interviews were held with two therapy dog handlers who served as...
Mission K9 Rescue
Mission K9 Rescue's mission is to rescue, reunite, rehome, rehabilitate and repair any retired working dog that has served mankind in some capacity. Based in Houston, they provide assistance and support for Working Dogs worldwide. The organization’s purpose for existence is to...
Dog ownership, the natural outdoor environment and health: a cross-sectional study
| Contributor(s):: Wilma L Zijlema, Hayley Christian, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Marta Cirach, Magdalena van den Berg, Jolanda Maas, Christopher J Gidlow, Hanneke Kruize, Wanda Wendel-Vos, Sandra Andrušaitytė, Regina Grazuleviciene, Jill Litt, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen
Effects of Proximity between Companion Dogs and Their Caregivers on Heart Rate Variability Measures in Older Adults: A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Heidi K. Ortmeyer, Leslie I. Katzel
Physical, social, and psychological characteristics of community-dwelling elderly Japanese dog and cat owners
| Contributor(s):: Yu Taniguchi, Satoshi Seino, Mariko Nishi, Yui Tomine, Izumi Tanaka, Yuri Yokoyama, Hidenori Amano, Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai