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  1. Village Dogs in Coastal Mexico The Street as a Place to Belong

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    | Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Hebinck, P., Eilers, K.

    Village dogs are important for households in coastal Mexico, yet they are seen as out of place by etic stakeholders (public health and wildlife experts, and animal welfarists). Caregivers of village dogs are considered irresponsible, a view that is reinforced by Mexican policy. We describe two...

  2. Dogs on Campus Holistic Assessment of Therapy Dogs and Handlers for Research and Community Initiatives

    | Contributor(s):: Binfet, J. T., Struik, K.

  3. Inside the Interaction: Contact With Familiar Humans Modulates Heart Rate Variability in Horses

    | Contributor(s):: Scopa, C., Greco, A., Contalbrigo, L., Fratini, E., Lanatà, A., Scilingo, E. P., Baragli, P.

  4. Development and Application of the Owner-Bird Relationship Scale (OBRS) to Assess the Relation of Humans to Their Pet Birds

    | Contributor(s):: Burmeister, A. K., Drasch, K., Rinder, M., Prechsl, S., Peschel, A., Korbel, R., Saam, N. J.

  5. "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...

  6. Human Behaviour Change Interventions in Animal Care and Interactive Settings: A Review and Framework for Design and Evaluation

    | Contributor(s):: Glanville, C., Abraham, C., Coleman, G.

  7. Personality Traits and Owner-Dog Attachment in a Canadian Sample

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    | Contributor(s):: Morag G. Ryan, Anne E. Storey, Rita E. Anderson, Carolyn J. Walsh

    Much of the literature on owner-dog attachment and the influence of personality on the owner-dog relationship has originated in Europe, with few studies in North America. To address this imbalance, 29 owner-dog dyads from a Canadian population were tested in the Strange Situation Test (SST) and...

  8. The Psychological Processes Involved in the Development of a High-Quality Relation with one's Dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Lonneke Vinka, Arie Dijkstra

    Background. Several studies have found an effect of pet ownership on human health and well-being. We propose that these benefits can only occur when the pet owner perceives the dog in a certain way: As having a human-like psychological functioning and experience of the world (anthropomorphism),...

  9. Utilitarianism for animals, Kantianism for people? Harming animals and humans for the greater good

    | Contributor(s):: Caviola, Lucius, Kahane, Guy, Everett, Jim A. C., Teperman, Elliot, Savulescu, Julian, Faber, Nadira S.

  10. Short- and long-term effects of rearing dairy calves with contact to their mother on their reactions towards humans

    | Contributor(s):: Waiblinger, S., Wagner, K., Hillmann, E., Barth, K.

  11. Dog-Directed Parenting Styles Mirror Dog Owners’ Orientations Toward Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Herwijnen, Ineke R. van, Borg, Joanne A. M. van der, Naguib, Marc, Beerda, Bonne

    Parents raise children in consistent ways, and these parenting styles affect child wellbeing and societal adjustment. Recently, we identified such parenting styles in the owner–dog relationship. Dog owners of the authoritarian- correction orientated (AUC) type stand out for demandingness....

  12. Dog-directed parenting styles predict verbal and leash guidance in dog owners and owner-directed attention in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: van Herwijnen, Ineke R., van der Borg, Joanne A. M., Naguib, Marc, Beerda, Bonne

    Dog-directed parenting is an aspect of the owner-dog relationship that describes the overarching emotional sphere in which the dog’s guidance and training take place. How dog-directed parenting styles express in specific owner-dog interactions is presently unknown. However, such knowledge can...

  13. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Powell, Kate M. Edwards, Adrian Bauman, Adam J. Guastella, Bradley Drayton, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Paul McGreevy

    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...

  14. The Ethics of Human–Animal Relationships and Public Discourse: A Case Study of Lions Bred for Their Bones

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    | Contributor(s):: Peter Coals, Dawn Burnham, Andrew Loveridge, David W. Macdonald, Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes, Vivienne L. Williams, John A. Vucetich

    Conservation and natural resource management are increasingly attending the ethical elements of public decisions. Ethical considerations are challenging, in part, because they typically require accounting for the moral consideration of various human and nonhuman forms of life, whose interests...

  15. Fecal Cortisol Metabolites in Dairy Cows: A Cross-Sectional Exploration of Associations with Animal, Stockperson, and Farm Characteristics

    | Contributor(s):: Ebinghaus, A., Knierim, U., Simantke, C., Palme, R., Ivemeyer, S.

  16. Human caregivers are integrated social partners for captive chimpanzees

    | Contributor(s):: Funkhouser, J. A., Mayhew, J. A., Mulcahy, J. B., Sheeran, L. K.

  17. Ocitocina sérica e comportamento afetivo de cães na interação com crianças e adultos

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    | Contributor(s):: Luelyn Jockyman

    A ocitocina tem sido usada como parâmetro para medir os laços sociais em animais. Recentemente foi demonstrado que a concentração de ocitocina aumenta em cães e donos quando interagem positivamente e, possivelmente, que na interação com...

  18. We Don’t Train in Vain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human and Canine Caregiver Training

    | Contributor(s):: Pfaller-Sadovsky, Nicole, Medina, Lucia, Dillenburger, Karola, Hurtado-Parrado, Camilo

    The present review assessed the current knowledge regarding caregiver- training effectiveness for human and human-canine dyads. Most canine-related sources (66%; n = 19) were case studies reporting a decrease of learner undesired behavior when using oral instruction (21%; n = 6). Most...

  19. Relation between stockperson behavior toward cows in a holding area and milk yields

    | Contributor(s):: Saito, H., Seo, T.

  20. Factors that Influence Farmers' Views on Farm Animal Welfare: A Semi-Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Balzani, A., Hanlon, A.