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  1. Digital Technology Supporting the Remote Human-Dog Interaction: Scoping Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodríguez-Vizzuett, Liliana, Espinosa-Curiel, Ismael E., Pérez-Espinosa, Humberto

    For thousands of years, dogs have coexisted with humans and have been adopted as companion pets and working animals. The communication between humans and dogs has improved their coexistence and socialization; however, due to the nature of their activities, dogs and humans occasionally lose...

  2. A Quantitative Assessment of Trainers-Dolphins’ Interactions in the Absence of Food Reward

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    | Contributor(s):: Platto, Sara, Serres, Agathe

    All the studies that have considered the motivation of the dolphins to interact with their trainers as a possible welfare indicator have been carried out in facilities where the trainer-dolphin interactions (TDIs) sessions were reinforced with food. Therefore, in these specific circumstances,...

  3. “It’s Like Living with a Sassy Teenager!”: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Owners’ Comments about Dogs between the Ages of 12 Weeks and 2 Years

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    | Contributor(s):: Owczarczak-Garstecka, Sara C., Da Costa, Rosa E. P., Harvey, Naomi D., Giragosian, Kassandra, Kinsman, Rachel H., Casey, Rachel A., Tasker, Séverine, Murray, Jane K.

    Owners’ understanding of dog behaviour influences dog welfare. This study aimed to investigate owners’ experiences of living with dogs and perceptions of dog behaviour/behaviour change. Data from an ongoing UK/ROI longitudinal study of dogs were used. Open-ended survey data (n = 3577...

  4. How Dog Behavior Influences Pet Owner’s Perceptions of Dog Preference for Dental Chews

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    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Anamarie C., Miller, Holly C., Wynne, Clive D. L.

    American pet owners spend billions of dollars on food and treats so it is important to understand what products they want and what they think their dog would enjoy. This study analyzed video recordings of dogs engaging in dental chews in their home environment and compared the observed...

  5. Factors Contributing to Successful Spontaneous Dog–Human Cooperation

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    | Contributor(s):: Csepregi, Melitta, Gácsi, Márta

    Dogs’ ability to cooperate with humans is widely acknowledged, but the factors influencing their spontaneous cooperative tendencies are largely unknown. We investigated whether breed function, training experience, and owner-reported social motivation level contribute to spontaneous...

  6. 'Pawing' uncertainty! how dogs attenuate the impact of daily hassles at work on uncertainty

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    | Contributor(s):: Junça-Silva, A.

    PURPOSE: This study relied on the integrative model of uncertainty tolerance to delineate an argument proposing that daily hassles trigger uncertainty, and this influences adaptive performance. Furthermore, relying on the "furr-recovery method" -where interactions with dogs allow dog...

  7. Perceptions of Taiwanese owners and behaviour veterinarians on behavioural problems in dogs and preferred training approaches

    | Contributor(s):: Shih, Hao-Yu, Chang, Yu-Min, Descovich, Kris, Liang, Wen-You, Chou, Chung-Hsi, Lin, Yi-Chun

  8. Perceptions of dairy cow handling situations: A comparison of public and industry samples

    | Contributor(s):: Robbins, J., Proudfoot, K., Strand, E., Hemsworth, L., Coleman, G., Hemsworth, P., Skuse, J., Krawczel, P., Van Os, J.

  9. Understanding feline feelings: An investigation of cat owners’ perceptions of problematic cat behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Powell, Lauren, Watson, Brittany, Serpell, James

  10. The effect of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions on self-directed behaviour, activity budgets, movement patterns, and spatial use in semi-captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana)

    | Contributor(s):: Manning, Primrose, Dawson, Elisabeth, Tholander, Christina, Bonato, Maud

  11. Facility dogs in educational programs for young children: Definition, rationale, issues, and implementation

    | Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck, Permenter, Faithe A., Conrad, Kristina

  12. Are you and your dog competent? Integrating animal-assisted play therapy competencies

    | Contributor(s):: Hartwig, Elizabeth Kjellstrand, Pliske, Michelle M.

  13. Validation of the Brazilian Portuguese Dog-Owner Relationship Scale (DORS)

    | Contributor(s):: Cabral, Francisco Giugliano de Souza, Resende, Briseida, Mariti, Chiara, Howell, Tiffani, Savalli, Carine

  14. Influence of human disturbance on Western Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) nesting behavior in a savanna mosaic habitat, southeastern Senegal

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristine Micheletti

    The human population continues to grow worldwide at an alarming rate, and, with this growth, comes expansion into new areas. These expansions can come with actions, like logging, mining, and agriculture that are harmful to the environment and the species inhabiting it. The critically endangered...

  15. Impact of Human Disturbance on the Behavior and Physiology of the Endangered Ringed Sawback Turtle (Graptemys oculifera)

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Heppard

    Turtles are one of the most threatened taxa worldwide. In addition to direct anthropogenic impacts such as hunting and pollution, unintentional indirect human disturbance affects poikilothermic turtles by disrupting thermoregulatory basking behavior. In this thesis I assess the behavioral and...

  16. Dog Guardians' Subjective Well-Being During Times of Stress and Crisis: A Diary Study of Affect During COVID-19

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori S. Hoy, Brigitte Stangl, Nigel Morgan

    The impacts of companion animals on human well-being have been receiving increased media and research attention, especially in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, there have been calls for research to consider the major components of subjective well-being separately and for research...

  17. Corrigendum: Examining human-animal interactions and their effect on multidimensional frailty in later life: a scoping review

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    | Contributor(s):: Taeckens, A., Corcoran, M., Wang, K., Morris, K. N.

    [This corrects the article DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1214127.].

  18. Examining human-animal interactions and their effect on multidimensional frailty in later life: a scoping review

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    | Contributor(s):: Taeckens, A., Corcoran, M., Wang, K., Morris, K. N.

    This scoping review sought to compile outcomes associated with any human-animal interaction study regarding adults aged 50 and older in any living context and concerning a multidimensional (i.e., physical, psychological, cognitive, and social) perspective of frailty. Despite our best attempts...

  19. What Is Written on a Dog's Face? Evaluating the Impact of Facial Phenotypes on Communication between Humans and Canines

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    | Contributor(s):: Sexton, C. L., Buckley, C., Lieberfarb, J., Subiaul, F., Hecht, E. E., Bradley, B. J.

    Facial phenotypes are significant in communication with conspecifics among social primates. Less is understood about the impact of such markers in heterospecific encounters. Through behavioral and physical phenotype analyses of domesticated dogs living in human households, this study aims to...

  20. Companion Animal Fostering as Health Promotion: A Literature Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Roseveare, C., Breheny, M., Mansvelt, J., Murray, L., Wilkie, M., Gates, M. C.

    There is growing interest in the health-promoting potential of human-companion animal relationships from a broad public health perspective while acknowledging barriers to ownership, particularly for older adults. Companion animal fostering is an alternative to pet ownership that aligns with the...