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The role of the domestic cat in relation to game birds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon
Contributor(s):: Nils Norman Nilsson
The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the importance of the domestic cat in the Willamette Valley as a game bird predator; additional reasons were to learn more of its life history and food habits, and to analyze the popular belief that the cat, feral or non-feral, is the greatest...
A Basket of Puppies ... Well, Almost [From the Editor]
Contributor(s):: Borman, Laurie D.
Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs
Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., McClure, Leslie A., Severson, Joan
The animals of the arena: how and why could their destruction and death be endured and enjoyed?
Contributor(s):: Lindstrøm, Torill Christine
Origen y devenir de los juegos con caballos y toros en el México campirano: la diversión del coleadero
Contributor(s):: Vásquez Montecón, María del Carmen
Young children engaging with technologies at home: The influence of family context
Contributor(s):: Stephen, Christine, Stevenson, Olivia, Adey, Claire
Links between play and dominance and attachment dimensions of dog-human relationships
Contributor(s):: Rooney, N. J., Bradshaw, J. W. S.
It is often claimed that certain behavioral problems in domestic dogs can be triggered by the games played by dog and caregiver (owner). In this study, we examine possible links between the types of games played and dimensions of the dog-owner relationship that are generally considered to affect...
Dog fighting: a basic overview
Contributor(s):: Destreza, K.
Animal-assisted therapy enhances resident social interaction and initiation in long-term care facilities
Contributor(s):: Bernstein, P. L., Friedmann, E., Malaspina, A.
Compared the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with nonanimal therapy (NAT) for providing social stimulation among long term care (LTC) residents. The study was conducted at 2 LTC facilities with 122 and 200 residents. NATs included snack bingo or arts and crafts, while AAT involved...
The monkey as a psychological subject
Contributor(s):: Harlow, Harry F.
An experimental study of the effects of play upon the dog-human relationship
It has often been suggested that intraspecific dominance relationships are established through play. By analogy, it is also claimed that the outcome of competitive games can affect dog-human relationships. This paper experimentally tests the latter idea. Fourteen Golden Retrievers were each...
Pre-race behaviour of horses as a predictor of race finishing order
Contributor(s):: Hutson, G. D., Haskell, M. J.
The behaviour and appearance of 867 horses entered in 67 races at two Melbourne racecourses, Flemington and Moonee Valley, was assessed over a 20-month period. 14 variables were recorded in the parade ring/mounting yard as the horse was being led by the groom before the race, and 5 variables were...
Social cognition in the domestic dog: behaviour of spectators towards participants in interspecific games
Social cognition, in particular the derivation of social information from observation of interactions between members of a social group, has been widely investigated in primates, but it has received little attention in other social mammals, although it has been anecdotally reported in the...
Contributor(s):: Russack, Neil