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  1. Assistance dogs in russia: Legal environment review and perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Sedova, Polina

  2. Bonds Beyond Time: Are There Differences In Well-Being, Autonomy, And Bond Between Visually Impaired Individuals With Guide Dogs Versus Pet Dogs?

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Yarmolkevich

    Well-being is a broad umbrella term that encompasses an individual’s appraisal of situations and events and their satisfaction with life (Diener, 1994). Research has shown that having a severe disability can negatively impact a person’s sense of well-being. Specifically, research...

  3. Guide dogs for the blind: A history

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    | Contributor(s):: Bridget Kendall, Pieter van Niekerk, Karin Floesser

    We are now familiar with dogs helping people with sight loss but where did the idea come from? And how have the ways of selecting, training and using guide dogs changed over time? Bridget Kendall explores the history of guide dogs with Pieter van Niekerk, Head of Public Relations for the South...

  4. Attention towards a handler in behavioural tests contributes to low ‘Distraction’ in guide dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Murata-Kobayashi, Natsuko, Kuze-Arata, Sayaka, Kiyokawa, Yasushi, Takeuchi, Yukari

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055640168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105564text

  5. Repeated separations between a future guide dog and its foster family modify stress-related indicators and affect dog's focus

    | Contributor(s):: Menuge, F., Marcet-Rius, M., Chabaud, C., Teruel, E., Berthelot, C., Kalonji, G., Bienboire-Frosini, C., Mendonca, T., Lascar, E., Pageat, P.

  6. Handlers' Expectations and Perceived Compatibility regarding the Partnership with Their First Guide Dogs

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    | 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...

  7. The Benefits of Integrating an Assistance Dog with Military Chaplain Corps Services at the 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina

    | Contributor(s):: Pittman, Christina Pryor

  8. Experiences of People with Multiple Sclerosis and their use of Assistance Dogs: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: O'Connor, Gráinne Ann

  9. Neurohormonal Profiles of Assistance Dogs Compared to Pet Dogs: What Is the Impact of Different Lifestyles?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mengoli, M., Oliva, J. L., Mendonça, T., Chabaud, C., Arroub, S., Lafont-Lecuelle, C., Cozzi, A., Pageat, P., Bienboire-Frosini, C.

    Assistance dogs must manage stress efficiently because they are involved in challenging tasks. Their welfare is currently a fundamental issue. This preliminary study aimed to compare assistance dogs (AD; n = 22) with pet dogs (PD; n = 24), using blood neuromodulator indicators to help find...

  10. Advancing Genetic Selection and Behavioral Genomics of Working Dogs Through Collaborative Science

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    | Contributor(s):: Chen, F. L., Zimmermann, M., Hekman, J. P., Lord, K. A., Logan, B., Russenberger, J., Leighton, E. A., Karlsson, E. K.

    The ancient partnership between people and dogs is struggling to meet modern day needs, with demand exceeding our capacity to safely breed high-performing and healthy dogs. New statistical genetic approaches and genomic technology have the potential to revolutionize dog breeding, by...

  11. Working memory and inhibition in 7.5-week-old Seeing Eye Dog puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Foraita, Maike, Howell, Tiffani, Bennett, Pauleen

  12. The ophthalmic health and refractive state of working dogs in South Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Oliveira, J. K. de, Bortolini, M., Schaller, M., Schuchmann, R. K., Moore, B. A., Montiani-Ferreira, F.

  13. A Longitudinal Study Of Maternal Style, Young Adult Temperament And Cognition, And Program Outcome In Guide Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Elizabeth Bray Cohen

    How does maternal style, experienced over the first few weeks of life, affect later outcomes? Equally important, what is the role of an adolescent’s temperament and cognitive skills? The quest to understand which factors early in development lead to positive life outcomes is an endeavor...

  14. Facilitators and Barriers to Assistance Dog Puppy Raisers' Engagement in Recommended Raising Practices

    | Contributor(s):: Mai, D., Howell, T., Benton, P., Lewis, V., Evans, L., Bennett, P. C.

  15. The End of the Partnership With a Guide Dog: Emotional Responses, Effects on Quality of Life and Relationships With Subsequent Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Lloyd, J., Budge, C., La Grow, S., Stafford, K.

  16. Federal, state, and institutional regulations regarding a nursing student with a service animal

    | Contributor(s):: Shilling, S. D., Lucas, L., Silbert-Flagg, J., Nolan, M. T.

  17. Incidence and impact of dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK: an update

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    | Contributor(s):: Moxon, R., Whiteside, H., England, G. C. W.

    Data on dog attacks on Guide Dogs' stock were reviewed to investigate the characteristics of the attacks. An average of 11.2 attacks occurred each month. Nearly all of the attacks occurred in public areas, 68.4 per cent of victim dogs were qualified guide dogs and 55.5 per cent of victim...

  18. Using the incidence and impact of health conditions in guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in working dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., England, G. C. W., Green, M. J., Asher, L.

    This study aimed to use retirement data from working guide dogs to investigate healthy ageing in dogs and the demographic factors that influence ageing. Using a dataset of 7686 dogs spanning 20 years, dogs withdrawn for health reasons before they reached retirement were identified. Cases of...

  19. Investigation of risk factors for mortality in aged guide dogs: a retrospective cohort study

    | Contributor(s):: Hoummady, S., Hua, J., Muller, C., Pouchelon, J. L., Blondot, M., Gilbert, C., Desquilbet, L.

    The overall median lifespan of domestic dogs has been estimated to 9–12 years, but little is known about risk factors for mortality in aged and a priori healthy dogs.The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to determine which characteristics are associated with mortality in...

  20. A new metric for quantifying the relative impact of risk factors on loss of working life illustrated in a population of working dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., Harvey, N. D., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.

    In a resource-limited world, organisations attempting to reduce the impact of health or behaviour issues need to choose carefully how to allocate resources for the highest overall impact. However, such choices may not always be obvious. Which has the biggest impact? A large change to a small...