Comparing trainers' reports of clicker use to the use of clickers in applied research studies: methodological differences may explain conflicting results
| Contributor(s):: Lynna C Feng, Tiffani J Howell, Pauleen C Bennett
Clicker training refers to an animal training technique, derived from laboratory-based studies of animal learning and behaviour, in which a reward-predicting signal is delivered immediately following performance of a desired behaviour, and is subsequently followed by a reward. While clicker...
Perception de la souffrance, empathie inter-espèces et régimes d'interactivité
| Contributor(s):: Veronique Servais
La perception de la souffrance animale dépend de l’empathie et celle-ci fait l’objet d’un biais « intra-groupe » chez l’humain. On le retrouve dans le cas de l’empathie inter-espèces : la réponse varie en...
Asian Livestock Industry Leaders' Perceptions of the Importance of, and Solutions for, Animal Welfare Issues
| Contributor(s):: Sinclair, M., Phillips, C. J. C.
How the University Organizational Culture Is Being Experienced? Phenomenological Studies of Experiencing the Here and Now of the Organization
| Contributor(s):: Konecki, Krzysztof
Seeing through Feeling
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, Carol
Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study
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| Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Hannah F. Wright, Daniel S. Mills
There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...
Media, Mental Health and Man's Best Friend
| Contributor(s):: Suzanne Spinosa
Using two media newspaper publications as a means of archival data, this paper proposed that the shift in perception of animals in mental health setting has changed over time. There is now data examining the role of animals in a human's well-being and the increased importance of an...
Consumer Attitude Toward the Environmental Sustainability of Grain-Free Pet Foods
| Contributor(s):: Danielle M. P. Conway, Korinn E. Saker
This study investigated consumer knowledge and attitude toward environmental sustainability, grain-free diets (GFDs), and the influence of on-site environmental sustainability education on pet owner diet choices. A two-part questionnaire was designed, bracketing an educational brochure on...
[Hippotherapy--a supplementary treatment for motion disturbance caused by cerebral palsy (author's transl)]
| Contributor(s):: Tauffkirchen, E.
How Japanese companion dog and cat owners' degree of attachment relates to the attribution of emotions to their animals
| Contributor(s):: Su, B., Koda, N., Martens, P.
Perceptions of Hunting and Hunters by U.S. Respondents
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Byrd, John G. Lee, NIcole J. Olynk Widmar
Public acceptance of hunting and hunting practices is an important human dimension of wildlife management in the United States. Researchers surveyed 825 U.S. residents in an online questionnaire about their views of hunting, hunters, and hunting practices. Eighty-seven percent of respondents from...
Understanding Adolescents' Categorisation of Animal Species
| Contributor(s):: Melanie Connor, Alistair B Lawrence
Categorisations are a means of investigating cognitive maps. The present study, for the first time, investigates adolescents’ spontaneous categorisation of 34 animal species. Furthermore, explicit evaluations of 16 selected animals in terms of their perceived utility and likeability were...
Stated Preferences for Dog Characteristics and Sources of Acquisition
| Contributor(s):: Courtney Bir, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Candace C. Croney
People’s preferences for where they acquire dogs and the characteristics they focus on may provide insight into their perceptions of socially responsible pet ownership, as acquiring a dog is the first step in dog ownership. An online survey of 1523 U.S. residents was used to aid...
Domestic dogs' understanding of human emotional cues
| Contributor(s):: Min Hooi Yong
Past research has focused on the ability of domestic dogs to recognise human communicative cues such as human pointing, eye gaze, attachment behaviour, social learning, and responses to affective stimuli. However, there is still much to be learned about dogs’ ability to recognise human...
Does experience with animals improve toddlers' understanding of others' sound perception?
| Contributor(s):: Rachelle Stover
Introduction: Much research has examined what children understand about others’ visual perception. For instance, 2-year-olds can determine when an object is hidden from another’s viewpoint (Flavell, 1992). Less is known about children’s understanding of other’s auditory...
Children's Perceptions of Friendliness Based on Physical Appearance in Humans and Canines
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth B. Seagroves
Physical appearance serves as a window to one's character. More specifically, faces give us clues to an individual's emotional state, personality, and behavior. The present study aims to draw parallels between what existing literature reveals about the physical characteristics humans use...
Guardians' Perceptions of Dogs' Welfare and Behaviors Related to Visiting the Veterinary Clinic
| Contributor(s):: Mariti, C., Pierantoni, L., Sighieri, C., Gazzano, A.
In the Eyes of the Beholder: Pet Owners' Attitude Toward Animals and Perception of Their Pet's Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Suzanne K. Remito
This study explored the relationship between pet owners’ attitude toward animals and perception of their pet’s behavior. Pet owners completed an online questionnaire regarding their pro-animal welfare attitude and pet’s behavior. The results indicate that gender and previous pet...
What's in a Name: Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Lisa Marie Gunter
Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others; however exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based upon...
What's in a Name? Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Lisa M. Gunter, Rebecca T. Barber, Clive D. L. Wynne
Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others. However, exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based...