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  1. Overimitation in dogs: is there a link to the quality of the relationship with the caregiver?

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    | Contributor(s):: Huber, L., Kubala, D., Cimarelli, G.

    Overimitation, the copying of causally irrelevant or non-functional actions, is well-known from humans but completely absent in other primates. Recent studies from our lab have provided evidence for overimitation in canines. Previously, we found that half of tested pet dogs copied their human...

  2. Does benchmarking of rating scales improve ratings of search performance given by specialist search dog handlers?

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    | Contributor(s):: Clark, C. C. A., Rooney, N. J.

    Rating scales are widely used to rate working dog behavior and performance. Whilst behaviour scales have been extensively validated, instruments used to rate ability have usually been designed by training and practitioner organizations, and often little consideration has been given to how...

  3. How spontaneous is spontaneous quantity discrimination in companion dogs?

    | Contributor(s):: Simona, Normando, Maria, Loconsole, Lucia, Regolin, Giovanna, Marliani, Michela, Mattioli, Elena, Pietschmann, Attilio, Accorsi Pier

  4. Hucul horses’ learning abilities in different learning tests and ue the association with behaviour, food motivation and fearfulness

    | Contributor(s):: Olczak, Katarzyna, Klocek, Czesław, Christensen, Janne Winther

  5. A rein tension signal can be reduced by half in a single training session

    | Contributor(s):: Eisersiö, Marie, Yngvesson, Jenny, Byström, Anna, Baragli, Paolo, Egenvall, Agneta

  6. Exploring First Graders’ Social and Emotional Development through Situated Learning Experiences with Classroom Companion Animal

    | Contributor(s):: Pearce, Nicole, Lake, Vickie

  7. An Analysis of the Impact of the Presence of a Therapy Dog on Student Behavior in a Special Education Middle School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Schimming, Dena

  8. Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.®) & Literacy: Using Animal Assisted Education with English Learners in the Elementary School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, Tara Jayne

  9. Correctional Education as Therapeutic Change: Exploring the Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs with Incarcerated Women

    | Contributor(s):: Ciez, Terrie

  10. Prophecies of Palestine: Geology and Intimate Knowledge of the Subterranean

    | Contributor(s):: Assali, Hadeel

  11. The Impact of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the Social-Emotional Learning of Pre-School Children: A Qualitative Case Study

    | Contributor(s):: Pellegrino, Deborah Sue

  12. The Academic and Social-emotional Effects of Classroom Service Dogs/Specialized Therapy Dogs with Handlers on Student Learning and Behavior in K-12 Special Education Students in Emotional/Behavioral Disordered Placements as Perceived by their Teacher

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    | Contributor(s):: Sharon T. Kalkoske

    Purpose: The purpose of this phenomenological study is to determine and describe the academic and social-emotional effects of classroom service dogs/specialized therapy dogs with handlers on student learning and behavior in K-12 special education students in Emotionally/Behaviorally...

  13. Dominance and Leadership: Useful Concepts in Human–Horse Interactions?

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    | Contributor(s):: Elke Hartmann, Janne W. Christensen, Paul D. McGreevy

    Dominance hierarchies in horses primarily influence priority access to limited resources of any kind, resulting in predictable contest outcomes that potentially minimize aggressive encounters and associated risk of injury. Levels of aggression in group-kept horses under domestic conditions have...

  14. Effects of pre-conditioning on behavior and physiology of horses during a standardised learning task

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    | Contributor(s):: Kate Fenner, Holly Webb, Melissa J. Starling, Rafael Freire, Petra Buckley, Paul D. McGreevy

    Rein tension is used to apply pressure to control both ridden and unridden horses. The pressure is delivered by equipment such as the bit, which may restrict voluntary movement and cause changes in behavior and physiology. Managing the effects of such pressure on arousal level and behavioral...

  15. Still the same in human causal reasoning: Evidence for a uniform similarity parameter in generalisation and summation

    | Contributor(s):: Whitlow, J. W., Jr., Brandon, S. E., Otero, K., Christensen, J.

  16. Is there a profile of spontaneous seizure-alert pet dogs? A survey of French people with epilepsy

    | Contributor(s):: Catala, A., Latour, P., Cousillas, H., Hausberger, M., Grandgeorge, M.

  17. Miniature horse training (Equus caballus) for use in equine assisted therapy, according to equine learning theory

    | Contributor(s):: Rocha Medeiros, B. da, Silva, M. M. da, Zanette, P. R. K., Claus, M. P., Cardoso, J.

  18. Examining Obedience Training as a Physical Activity Intervention for Dog Owners: Findings from the Stealth Pet Obedience Training (SPOT) Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Masteller, B., Balzer, L. B.

  19. 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.

  20. Koulukoira luokkahuoneessa : toimintatutkimus koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan hyödyntämisestä 1. luokan opetuksessa

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    | Contributor(s):: Linda Vatanen, Milja Vesa

    Tämä on laadullinen toimintatutkimus koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan vaikutuksista yleisopetuksen luokassa. Tutkimuksen yhtenä tavoitteena on lisätä tietoa koulukoirien ja koira-avusteisen pedagogiikan hyödyistä. Tutkimus toteutettiin pirkanmaalaisessa koulussa...