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  1. " A importância do vínculo para os donos de cães e gatos nas famílias portuguesas ".

    Contributor(s):: Maria Isabel Lobão de Araújo Rego Miranda

    Da interacção homem-animal resulta uma relação mútua originando benefícios na saúde física e mental de ambos. Este facto é cada vez mais reconhecido pelos donos de animais sendo uma das principais causas do aumento da...

  2. "Calm or Chaos" : assessing the human-animal bond and its relationship in our lives.

    Contributor(s):: Joanna Keegan

    The aim of this study was to assess the human-animal bond and investigate the benefits animals have on our lives. The sample consisted of 135 pet owners, of which 45 were males and 90 were females. Quantitative analysis was used as the research method for this study. The findings indicated that...

  3. "Crocodiles are the Souls of the Community" An Analysis of Human-Animal Relations in Northwestern Benin and its Ontological Implications

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    | Contributor(s):: Sharon Merz

    In this thesis I explore human-animal relations amongst the Bebelibe of the Commune of Cobly, in the northwest of the Republic of Benin, West Africa, with a focus on how they relate to their tikedimɔmɔnte (true totem(s), literally “interdict(s)-true”). I start with an historical...

  4. "Forntidens vildar": Perspektiv på relationen mellan djur och människor i grottan Stora Förvar

    | Contributor(s):: Tobias Lindström

    The cave Stora Förvar, excavated in the end of the 19th century, yielded a vast archaeological assemblage, providing great insight into the stone-age occupation of Stora Karlsö, an island a few kilometers off the west coast of Gotland. The bones of around ten humans dating to the...

  5. "Hitched Horse, Milked Cow, Killed Pig": Pragmatic Stewardship and the Paradox of Human/Animal Relationships in Southern Ontario, 1900-1920

    | Contributor(s):: Katharine Anderson

    This thesis is an investigation of the relationship between Southern Ontario farmers and three different animal species raised on early twentieth century mixed family farms. Between 1900 and 1920, many non-rural Ontarians romanticized rural communities as harmonious and pastoral; a place where...

  6. "My Baby is a Dog": Exploration of Pet Parent Identity

    | Contributor(s):: Lacey Y. Boston, Barbara Keating (adviser)

    This quantitative research examined dog owners (n = 100) regarding their relationship with their pets. After beginning to treat her own dog as a child she questioned what happens when a human child enters a family and what impact that has on the pet owners' identity. The researcher...

  7. "Not just a dog": an attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Kwong, Marilyn Joanne, Kim Bartholomew

    I explored individuals’ relationships with an assistance dog and their experiences of loss from an attachment-theory perspective. I used a hybrid process of inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants. These analyses revealed genuine...

  8. "There's a lot more to it than making a living ..." : human-animal relationships in three Iowa sustainable farming systems

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Cassi

  9. "When He's Up There He's Just Happy and Content": Parents' Perceptions of Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Boyd

    The present research set out to explore parents‟ perceptions of therapeutic horseback riding as an activity for their children with multiple disabilities. It was designed to explore their vicarious experiences of the activity as well as their perceptions of their children‟s experiences of the...

  10. A canine-centric critique of selected dog narratives.

    | Contributor(s):: Donelle Gadenne

    In this thesis I perform a canine-centric reading, within the theoretical frame of Critical Animal Studies, of nine ‘dog narratives’ from the last three decades – that is, novels in which dogs and human-canine relationships are central to the story. While the novels differ from...

  11. A interação humano-animal e o uso de homeopatia em bovinos de leite

    | Contributor(s):: Luciana Aparecida Honorato

    Um fator importante para o bem-estar de animais de produção é a forte interação humano-animal decorrente do processo de produção, que por sua vez, é norteada pelas atitudes dos humanos em relação aos animais. O objetivo deste...

  12. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

    | Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder

  13. A phenomenological study exploring the human-animal bond in outpatient counseling

    | Contributor(s):: Hunterford, Corrie L.

  14. A phenomenological study of the relationship between award-winning 4-H alumni horsewomen and their horses

    | Contributor(s):: Lambarth, Janet Kiser

  15. A reason to enjoy life : the exploration and development of the therapeutic bond between people and canines

    | Contributor(s):: Trujillo, Jennifer Marie

  16. A study of the sociocultural facilitators and inhibitors affecting the development of the human-dog bond of the Wasatch front

    | Contributor(s):: Carbajal, Ricardo E.

  17. A study of use patterns, user satisfaction and willingness to pay for off-leash dog parks: Post-occupancy evaluations of four dog parks in Texas and Florida

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Hyung-Sook

    The growing importance of dogs in people’s lives and in high-density urban environments has increased demand for a place where people and their dogs can interact and exercise together. The recent increase in the number of dog parks across the country is evidence of these demands of dog...

  18. A terapia assistida por animais como uma forma de associação : um estudo antropológico sobre a relação humano-animais na promoção da saúde humana, no Brasil

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    | Contributor(s):: Ivana dos Santos Teixeira

    Este trabalho trata de estudo acerca da relação contemporânea entre humanos e animais no contexto das Terapias Assistidas por Animais – TAA, prática terapêutica crescente na promoção da saúde humana. A pesquisa de campo foi realizada...

  19. A Transformational Bond

    | Contributor(s):: Nettie Locke Rogers, Professor Peter Pinnell (adviser)

    I create two- and three-dimensional narrative works that are inspired by memories, objects and animals that have a significant impact on my life. The work draws from a darkness that at times surrounded my childhood. Through drawing and sculpture I create an invented world that allows me to...

  20. A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre

    Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...