Research on the Purchase Intention of Pet Products - A Comparison Study between Malaysia and Taiwan
| Contributor(s):: Hsiao-Chun Wu, Zui- Chih Lee, Reei-Jing Hung, Yueh-Chin Chen, Ai-Ying Kwek
The pet industry market in the whole world is developing in these recent years. However, the phenomenon of declining birthrate has getting more serious as well as the stress at work causes human being to draw spiritual sustenance from keeping pets as companion. Especially for the metro area,...
Perceptions of animals in primary school children
| Contributor(s):: António Almeida, Clara Vasconcelos, Isilda Rodrigues
This study aimed to verify the perceptions of animals in 88 children, aged between 8 and 10, attending the 3rd and 4th years in primary school. To this end, a questionnaire was applied, with a seven point like/dislike scale for twenty five animals also inquiring about the reasons for the...
Robot Dog Intervention with the Golden Pup: Activating Social and Empathy Experiences of Elderly People as Part of Intergenerational Interaction
| Contributor(s):: Pirita Ihamäki, Katriina Heljakka
This paper takes an interest in examining the potential of robotic pet toys as social companions, which activate the social and empathy experiences of the elderly and by doing so, increase their wellbeing. In order to study the benefits of using Golden Pup, a commercial robot dog, we designed...
Here Doggy! It's Prayer Time: The Relationship Between God, Man, and Dog in the Fourteenth-century Margaret Hours
| Contributor(s):: Efi Mosseri
A high degree of intimacy between humans and other animals is expressed in the keeping of animals as pet companions. This practice was common as early as Ancient Greece and Rome and regained popularity during the thirteenth century. In this period, dogs began to play a vital role in domestic...
Les interactions entre l'homme et les animaux familiers : quelques champs d'investigation et réflexions méthodologiques
| Contributor(s):: Véronique Servais, Jean-Louis Millot
L'article synthétise les principales études dans le domaine des interactions homme-animal. Il souligne les difficultés méthodologiques liées à la démonstration rigoureuse des effets thérapeutiques des animaux. Le paper synthetizes the...
How do primary pre-service teachers assess circus with animals and its educational value? A study with Portuguese, Spanish and Greek students
| Contributor(s):: António Almeida, Beatriz García Fernández, Penelope Papadopoulou
This study aimed to check the opinion of primary pre-service teachers about circus with animals, including if they recognize any educational value in this type of show and how they assess the animals’ treatment in this place. For that, a questionnaire with open and closed questions was...
Exploring Humanimal Interactions and the 'Hands-on' Practices of Care at the Veterinary Clinic
| Contributor(s):: Astrid Huopalainen, Suvi Satama
How is care towards nonhuman animals expressed and articulated at the small animal veterinary clinic? The everyday work of veterinary surgeons (vets) remains under-researched by organizational scholars (Clarke and Knights, 2018). This paper takes the complexity of human-animal...
Analysing two instruments to evaluate AAT: CSAWPBS (Center for the Study for Animal Wellness Pet Bonding Scale) and MOPI (Measurement of Pet Intervention) scales
| Contributor(s):: Paula Calvo, Jonathan Bowen, Antoni Bulbena, Jaume Fatjo
Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Molly Cook, Sydney Busch
Background: Over the last few decades, life expectancy has increased causing a significant rise and rising number of senior citizens. This has resulted in greater demand and spending in healthcare for this growing population, due to, the increase risk for health problems that are associated...
The Effects Of Dog Ownership On Self-Efficacy Levels
| Contributor(s):: Juliana Oleksy
Multiple studies have been conducted and have concluded that dogs do have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. When it comes to mental health, researchers have found that dog-interaction has decreased stress levels. Stress levels have a negative relationship with self-efficacy...
Benefits of Having a Pet at College: Perception of Today's College Students
| Contributor(s):: Morgan Jenkins
The present literature review examined data from 10 studies that examined the benefits of pet therapy and well-being. Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of nursing, recognized these benefits in the early 1800s when she used animals to provide support to mentally ill patients. Since then, pets, but...
Technology for Bonding in Human-Animal Interaction
| Contributor(s):: Heli Väätäjä, Päivi Majaranta, Heini Törnqvist, Veikko Surakka, Oskar Juhlin, Clara Mancini
This workshop focuses on the use and influence of technology on human-animal bonding, and how to facilitate them with technology. We explore the elements and characteristics of human-animal bonding, and how technology is connected to emotions and bonding between the human and the animal. We are...
Grief counseling for the pet owner: your role & additional resources
| Contributor(s):: S. W. Johnson
Causes and prevention of pet relinquishment
| Contributor(s):: J.M. Scarlett
Relinquishment of sheltered animals: how the behavioral data can inform the veterinary role in prevention and successful rehoming
| Contributor(s):: S.V. Juarbe-Diaz
A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users
| Contributor(s):: Edwin Gomez, John Hunting
The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...
Shooting them isn't the answer : why pets matter in disasters
| Contributor(s):: Steve Glassey
With over 44% of those failing to evacuate during Hurricane Katrina doing so in part because they were unable to take their pets, the issue of pets in disasters has become a major issue and focus for emergency managers worldwide. The academic consensus is that pets are seen as part of the human...
Horsebreakers, Tamers, and Trainers: An Historical, Psychological, and Social Review
| Contributor(s):: Sharon E. Cregier
To my knowledge, there has been no organized synthesis describing the historical development of horse handling, management, lore, and training. This discussion offers, in capsule form, some of the historical, psychological, and social considerations which might be taken into account when...
Problematising upstream technology through speculative design: the case of quantified cats and dogs
| Contributor(s):: Shaun Lawson, Ben Kirman, Conor Linehan, Tom Feltwell, Lisa Hopkins
There is growing interest in technology that quantifies aspects of our lives. This paper draws on critical practice and speculative design to explore, question and problematise the ultimate consequences of such technology using the quantification of companion animals (pets) as a case study. We...
Siamo tutti animisti ? L'interazione con gli altri animali attraverso la cura del loro spirito
| Contributor(s):: Véronique Servais
L’hypothèse générale qui sous-tend cette conférence est que le mental animal est une perception émergente liée aux conditions de l’interaction entre une personne humaine et un animal. Si on compare la manière dont un chercheur ou un...