Influence of Sex of Stranger on Responses of Shelter Dogs during Canine Behavioral Evaluations
| Contributor(s):: McGuire, Betty, Song, Andrew
In many situations, domestic dogs display greater uneasiness with unfamiliar men than unfamiliar women. However, little is known about whether the sex of an unfamiliar person is a risk factor for stranger-directed aggression, especially with respect to behaviors less intense than biting. We...
Experiences of parents of autistic children who adopted a cat
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K., Lamontagne, Angelique, Bibbo, Jessica, Johnson, Rebecca A., Lyons, Leslie A.
Companionship and Worries in Uncertain Times: Australian Parents’ Experiences of Children and Pets During COVID-19
| Contributor(s):: Bennetts, Shannon K., Crawford, Sharinne B., Howell, Tiffani, Ignacio, Brian, Burgemeister, Fiona, Burke, Kylie, Nicholson, Jan M.
Animal welfare and its assossiations with farm size and stockmanship characteristics on European breeding-to-finishing pig farms
| Contributor(s):: Ruckli, A. K., Dippel, S., Helmerichs, J., Hubbard, C., Munsterhjelm, C., Vermeer, H., Leeb, C.
Multiple handlers, several owner changes and short relationship lengths affect horses’ responses to novel object tests
| Contributor(s):: Liehrmann, Océane, Viitanen, Alisa, Riihonen, Veera, Alander, Emmi, Koski, Sonja E., Lummaa, Virpi, Lansade, Léa
Predictors of Long-Term Social Compatibility in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) Housed in Research Settings
| Contributor(s):: Truelove, Melissa A., Smith, Perrin O., Martin, Allison L., Bloomsmith, Mollie A.
Animal-assisted activities in the intensive care unit: A scoping review
| Contributor(s):: Lovell, T., Ranse, K.
Relatives’ experiences of an equine-assisted intervention for people with psychotic disorders
| Contributor(s):: Fridén, Linda, Hultsjö, Sally, Lydell, Marie, Jormfeldt, Henrika
Interactions Between Sex and Pet Ownership on Attitudes Toward Children
| Contributor(s):: Aya Dudin, Mayra Linne Almanza-Sepulveda, Katherine T. Cost, Geoffrey B. Hall, Alison S. Fleming, Jonathan Freedman
Background: Many people are attached to their pets. This attachment shares characteristics with the parental attachment to children. Previous studies have established a sex difference in attitudes about children; women compared to men report more positive attitudes about children. However,...
It's Not Just A Dog: The Role of Companion Animals in the Family's Emotional System
| Contributor(s):: Cassandra Leow
Past studies have looked into the role of companion animals in families. This study intended to explore the role of companion animals in the family’s emotional system through the lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory. Data from a study on companion animal loss and grief were used. A...
Australian parents' experiences of owning an autism assistance dog
| Contributor(s):: Appleby, R., Wright, S., Williams, L., Stanley, M.
Autism assistance dogs (AADs) increase safety for children with autism and their families. Autism assistance dogs can also decrease familial stress and the isolation which families may experience due to fear for their child's safety and judgement from others within the community. Currently...
Family Member, Best Friend, Child or 'Just' a Pet, Owners' Relationship Perceptions and Consequences for Their Cats
| Contributor(s):: Bouma, E. M. C., Reijgwart, M. L., Dijkstra, A.
Describing the relationship with one's cat in human terms might reflect an underlying anthropomorphic view of the relationship which might be associated with an owner's behavior towards their cat and the cat's living environment. Owners self-categorized the relationship with their cat...
Negotiating Multi-Species Families: Are Fluffy and Fido Family?
| Contributor(s):: Workman, Miranda K.
Experiences of People with Multiple Sclerosis and their use of Assistance Dogs: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
| Contributor(s):: O'Connor, Gráinne Ann
In this thesis, findings are reported from a qualitative study of eleven people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) who between them have used nineteen assistance dogs for more than two decades. The first recorded use of dogs specifically trained to help people living with physical impairments...
Human-dog bond in the contemporary mayab: social perceptions and benefits associated with the hunter-Milpa dog in maya peasant-hunter life strategies in Yucatan, Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Plata, E., Montiel, S.
Human-dog interaction has been examined in various sociocultural contexts, but such relationships have not been well explored for contemporary subsistence practices in Neotropical areas. In this study, we document human-dog bonds in terms of their relevance for Maya peasant-hunters' life...
Therapy Dogs in Couple and Family Therapy - A Therapist's Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Hequembourg Policay
The purpose of this study was to contribute an increased understanding of therapists' experiences working with therapy dogs in couple and family therapy. This qualitative study sought to describe the overall experience of therapists who work with therapy dogs in couple and family therapy,...
Pets in the Family
| Contributor(s):: Jason Brown
Recent cultural shifts have found more people identifying their pets as members of their family. However, little research has examined how families create this identity that pets have. Using narrative performance theory, this study examined the stories that families tell about their pets and...
The Role of the Family Dog in the Preadolescent's Psychosocial Development Relative to Selected Dimensions of the Self-Concept, Sex and Age
| Contributor(s):: Janet Haggerty Davis
Environmental enrichment impacts discrimination between familiar and unfamiliar human odours in snakes (Pantherophis guttata)
| Contributor(s):: Nagabaskaran, Gokulan, Burman, Oliver H. P., Hoehfurtner, Tatjana, Wilkinson, Anna
Dog-human behavioral synchronization: family dogs synchronize their behavior with child family members
| Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., MacDonald, M., Udell, M. A. R.