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,...
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 there...
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...
On-farm testing of dairy calves' avoidance response to human approach: Effects of sex, age and test order
| Contributor(s):: Ellingsen-Dalskau, K., Dean, K. R., Rousing, T.
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.
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.
Pup rearing: The role of mothers and allomothers in free-ranging domestic dogs
| Contributor(s):: Pal, S. K., Roy, S., Ghosh, B.
"Animals May Take Pity on Us": Using Traditional Tribal Beliefs to Address Animal Abuse and Family Violence Within Tribal Nations
Acceptability of AAI from the Perspective of Elderly Clients, Family Members, and Staff-A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Procházková, R., Konigová, P., Svobodová, I., Přibylová, L., Vadroňová, M.
Although animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are increasingly part of comprehensive rehabilitation and many of its effects are already well described, the methodology for performing AAI depends on the specific patient, animal, and treatment objective. Acceptability of AAI from all involved...
Effects of Pet Dogs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their Families: Expectations versus Reality
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Wright, Sophie Hall, Annette Hames, Jessica Hardiman, Aaron Burgess, PAWS Team, Richard Mills, Daniel Mills
Previous studies have examined the specific benefits of therapy and assistance dogs on children with autism, but until recently only anecdotes existed concerning the benefits of pet dogs. We conducted structured interviews with 40 parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to...
Considering Family Dog Attachment Bonds: Do Dog-Parent Attachments Predict Dog-Child Attachment Outcomes in Animal-Assisted Interventions?
| Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., Simpson, A. C., MacDonald, M., Udell, M. A. R.
“A Very Photogenic Cat”: Personhood, Social Status, and Online Cat Photo Sharing
| Contributor(s):: Austin, Jessica, Irvine, Leslie
This study explores how domestic cats and their connections to humans are represented in a modern photo-sharing context through content analysis of Reddit, a popular social media website. By examining the photos that cat owners share online, as well as the language that accompanies the photos, we...
Pet Attachment in the Context of Family Conflict
| Contributor(s):: Applebaum, Jennifer W., Zsembik, Barbara A.
Previous research shows that companion animals can have a positive effect on their owner’s health and may also serve as a buffer to stress. Despite this, few studies have investigated the role of the pet in adverse or tumultuous family circumstances. In this study, we explored whether reported...
Keeping Lily Safe: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Human–Animal Attachment during Adversity
| Contributor(s):: Catherine Lee
This article is an autoethnographic examination of my experiences as a pet owner during a particularly challenging time in my life. Beginning with a summary of a critical incident, it shows the way in which fears for the safety of my pet cat, Lily, and my relationship with her impacted my...
A Comparison of Zoo Animal Behavior in the Presence of Familiar and Unfamiliar People
| Contributor(s):: Martin, Rosemary Anne, Melfi, Vicky
As recorded in domestic nonhuman animals, regular interactions between animals in zoos and keepers and the resulting relationship formed (human–animal relationship [HAR]) are likely to influence the animals' behaviors with associated welfare consequences. HAR formation requires that zoo...