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'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs
Contributor(s):: Harding, S.
A randomized cross-over exploratory study of the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college student stress before final exams
Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Barker, R. T., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M.
This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students ( n=78) were randomly assigned to order of a therapy-dog intervention and attention-control condition, each 15 minutes long....
This exploratory study investigated the effect of visiting therapy dogs on college-student perceived and physiological stress the week prior to final exams. Students (n=78) were randomly assigned to order of a therapy-dog intervention and attention-control condition, each 15 minutes long....
A standardized behavior test for potential guide dog puppies: methods and association with subsequent success in guide dog training
Contributor(s):: Asher, L., Blythe, S., Roberts, R., Toothill, L., Craigon, P. J., Evans, K. M., Green, M. J., England, G. C. W.
An early understanding of behavioral suitability for guiding work in domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris) would be useful for organizations which train dogs as mobility aids, such as the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. We explored the potential for a standardized test of behavior in young dogs...
A study of three methods used to assess stockmanship on commercial dairy farms: can these become effective welfare assessment techniques?
Contributor(s):: Rennie, L. J., Bowell, V. A., Dearing, J. M., Haskell, M. J., Lawrence, A. B.
The modern dairy industry involves close contact between the stockperson and their animals and thus complex relationships develop between stockperson and cow. This study examines the assessment of stockmanship quality on commercial dairy farms and aims to develop useable protocols for on-farm...
A study on validity and reliability of on-farm tests to measure human-animal relationship in horses and donkeys
Contributor(s):: Costa, E. dalla, Dai, F., Murray, L. A. M., Guazzetti, S., Canali, E., Minero, M.
The development and maintenance of a positive human-horse/donkey relationship is essential in order to decrease accidents and reduce negative states of equine welfare. In many animal species the reaction of animals to humans during specific behavioural tests is influenced by their past...
Aggressive conflicts amongst dogs and factors affecting them
Contributor(s):: Roll, A., Unshelm, J.
Over one year, 206 dog owners were questioned in a veterinary clinic. The survey included two groups: 151 owners who visited the clinic because of an injury to their dog caused by another dog and 55 people who owned dogs that caused injuries to others. The questioning served to compare aggressors...
An epidemiologic study of the human bite
Contributor(s):: John S Marr, Alan M. Beck, Joseph A. Lugo Jr.
HUMAN BITES ARE A SERIOUS MEDICAL and surgical problem. A wide range of secondary consequenceshave been documented in the medical literature, including deformity, amputation, infection, transmissionof disease agents, and psychosexual aberrations. Recognition of the human bite as part of the...
An examination of the relations between social support, anthropomorphism and stress among dog owners
Contributor(s):: Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.
Although it is well documented that pet ownership has a number of benefits, the psychological characteristics of the pet-owner relationship that may affect human subjective well-being are not well understood. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relations between owners' perceived...
An investigation of the Rusbult Investment Model of commitment in relationships with pets
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Contributor(s):: Baker, Z. G., Petit, W. E., Brown, C. M.
The present research examines relationships between people and their pets through the lens of the Rusbult Investment Model. The Rusbult Investment Model identifies important antecedents to commitment in a relationship: satisfaction with the relationship, quality of alternatives to the...
Analysis of the psychological and emotive implications in the human-animal relationship
Contributor(s):: Ottavio, C.
Animal models and human neuropsychiatric disorders
Contributor(s):: Fisch, Gene S.
Animal welfare and the human-animal bond: considerations for veterinary faculty, students, and practitioners
Contributor(s):: Wensley, S. P.
Consideration of the human-animal bond typically focuses on the benefits of companion animals to human health and well-being, but it is essential that in realizing these benefits the welfare needs of the animals, both physical and mental, are also met. Positive emotional relationships with...
Animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy: an international outline and the current situation in Italy
Contributor(s):: Natoli, E.
Anxiety-reducing effect: dog, fish and plant in direct comparison
Contributor(s):: Buttelmann, D., Rompke, A. K.
Animals have an anxiety-reducing effect on humans. However, in the search for which interventions are the most effective, one notices that studies in this field are not comparable as they all use different designs. Hereby, we investigated the anxiety reducing abilities of different animals and a...
Approach behaviour of shelter dogs and its relationships with the attitudes of shelter staff to dogs
Contributor(s):: Arhant, C., Troxler, J.
The behaviour of animals towards humans is widely used to assess human-animal relationship and welfare in livestock. The aim of this study was to develop an approach test for dogs that is feasible in a surveillance setting, shows stability over a given time period and has good...
Are emotionally attached companion animal caregivers conscientious and neurotic? factors that affect the human-companion animal relationship
Contributor(s):: Reevy, G. M., Delgado, M. M.
Few studies have examined how personality traits may be related to the amounts and types of attachments humans have toward companion animals (pets). In this study, 1,098 companion animal guardians (owners) completed a survey that included the Big Five Inventory, the Lexington Attachment to Pets...
Are we ignoring neutral and negative human-animal relationships in zoos?
Contributor(s):: Hosey, G., Melfi, V.
Human-animal interactions (HAI), which may lead to human-animal relationships (HAR), may be positive, neutral, or negative in nature. Zoo studies show that visitors may be stressful, may have no effect, or may be enriching. There is also evidence that good HARs set up between animals and their...