Returning a Shelter Dog: The Role of Owner Expectations and Dog Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Powell, Lauren, Lee, Brittany, Reinhard, Chelsea L., Morris, Margaret, Satriale, Donya, Serpell, James, Watson, Brittany
Millions of animals are adopted from animal shelters in the United States each year, although some are returned post-adoption, which can decrease both the animals’ chances of future adoptions and the owners’ willingness to adopt again. In this study, we investigated the impact of...
Lack of Effects of the Presence of a Dog on Pain Perception in Healthy Participants-A Randomized Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Gaab, J., Locher, C., Hediger, K.
Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) have been shown to be effective in the treatment of pain. Studies suggest that relationships with animals can have comparable qualities to relationships with humans and that this enables animals to provide social support. Further, the presence of an animal...
Handlers' Expectations and Perceived Compatibility regarding the Partnership with Their First Guide Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Lloyd, J., Budge, C., Stafford, K.
The main function of a guide dog is as a mobility aid, but they can also fulfill psychosocial roles as companions, social facilitators, and objects/providers of affection. This study examined the outcome of 50 peoples' (handlers) partnerships with their first guide dog. Overall compatibility...
Validity aspects of behavioural measures to assess cows’ responsiveness towards humans
| Contributor(s):: Schmitz, Laura, Ebinghaus, Asja, Ivemeyer, Silvia, Domas, Leonie, Knierim, Ute
Different measures reflecting the cows’ behavioural responses towards humans are used for the assessment of the human–animal relationship (HAR). Besides the established avoidance distance (AD), different handling tests, such as the tolerance to tactile interaction (TTI), release behaviour after...
Effect of Adopters' Lifestyles and Animal-Care Knowledge on Their Expectations Prior to Companion-Animal Guardianship
| Contributor(s):: O'Connor, Rachel, Coe, Jason B., Niel, Lee, Jones-Bitton, Andria
Human expectations can greatly affect the human–companion animal relationship, sometimes putting nonhuman animals at risk for relinquishment. At 20 animal shelters in Southern Ontario, Canada, potential adopters (N = 234) completed a questionnaire regarding their lifestyle, companion animal-care...
Creating Public Awareness of How Goats Are Reared and Milk Produced May Affect Consumer Acceptability
| Contributor(s):: Musto, Mauro, Cardinale, Daniele, Lucia, Pietro, Faraone, Daniela
This study evaluated whether showing a video of the different ways of raising goats for milk affected consumer acceptability. Four combinations, 2 Videos (intensive [INT] and semiextensive [SEM] system) × 2 Milk Types (semiskimmed [S] and whole [W] milk), were evaluated by 70 habitual consumers...
Exploring Social (Non-working) Behavior in Guide Dogs from the Perspective of Guide Dog Owners
| Contributor(s):: York, Sarah, Whiteside, Helen
The guide dog partnership begins at the point of matching, when careful assessment of a trained guide dog and an understanding of the functional needs and expectations of the prospective owner are considered alongside each other. Guide Dogs UK invest much time and resources to the process of...
Conditioned placebo effect in dogs decreases separation related behaviours
| Contributor(s):: Sümegi, Zsófia, Gácsi, Márta, Topál, József
In humans, placebo effect can be produced by giving verbal information and also by conditioning when, after repeated administration of an active substance, an inactive compound that just looks like the drug administered before, can produce the effect of the active substance. Conditioned placebo...
Perceptions of animal-assisted interventions: The influence of attitudes toward companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Crossman, M. K., Kazdin, A. E.
Show Horse Welfare
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| Contributor(s):: Melissa A. Voigt, Colleen Brady
In recent years there has been an increase in the public's attention to situations where trainers, owners, and handlers have compromised the well-being of show horses for the sake of winning. These situations may be due to training negligence or naivety of individuals working with the horse....
Adopters' Expectations Prior to Companion-Animal Ownership
| Contributor(s):: Rachel O\'connor
Adopters’ thoughts and expectations prior to bringing home a companion animal were explored using one-on-one interviews (n=17) at three animal shelters in Ontario. Thematic analysis revealed “adopter concerns of, and perceived challenges to, companion-animal ownership”,...
L'"Aspettazione" in Neurofisiologia E in Psicologia
| Contributor(s):: Pareti, Germana
Mississippi waterfowl hunter expectations, satisfaction, and intentions to hunt in the future
| Contributor(s):: Brunke, Kevin D., Hunt, Kevin M.
Disconfirmation of expectations, season-long satisfaction, seeing waterfowl, and waterfowl harvest opportunity may affect the intentions to waterfowl hunt in the future for Mississippi hunters. In this study, the disconfirmation of expectations had the strongest relationship with satisfaction for...
Doing more, doing less: Consequences of exceeding versus falling short of promises
| Contributor(s):: Gneezy, Ayelet
The positive impact of mindful eating on expectations of food liking
| Contributor(s):: Hong, Phan Y., Lishner, David A., Han, Kim H., Huss, Elizabeth A.
Driver acceptance of false alarms to simulated encroachment
| Contributor(s):: Smith, Kip, Källhammer, Jan-Erik
Social mimetic behaviour and social anticipation in dogs: Preliminary results
| Contributor(s):: Kubinyi, Eniko, Miklósi, Ádám, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos
Successful and unsuccessful pet adoptions
| Contributor(s):: Kidd, Aline H., Kidd, Robert M., George, Carol C.
Veterinarians and successful pet adoptions