Effects of Dog Assisted Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial
Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
Save a Dog's Life | Karyn Garvin | TEDxTucson
Contributor(s):: Karyn Garvin
Karyn Garvin’s talk, “Saving a Dogs’ Life” will appeal to dog enthusiasts from all walks of life. She brings a unique clarity to the distinction between Separation Anxiety in dogs and another condition referred to as Containment Phobia in dogs. The concern is that...
Thunderstorm phobia in dogs
Contributor(s):: Kari Wallentine
Canine thunderstorm phobia is a common, frustrating, and complex problem that, due to the often severe nature of the clinical signs, can lead to canine relinquishment to shelters. Although a potentially treatable disorder, existing treatment options have several limitations and variable success...
Origins of fear of dogs in adults and children: The role of conditioning processes and prior familiarity with dogs
Contributor(s):: Sharon Doogan, Glyn V. Thomas
One hundred adults and 30 children completed questionnaires to investigate fear of dogs. Dog fearful adults asked to recall the origins of their fear reported classical conditioning experiences more frequently than vicarious acquisition or informational transmission. Overall, however, there was...
Aggressive behavior of dogs kept as companion animals: classification and influence of sex, reproductive status and breed
Contributor(s):: Peter L. Borchelt
Data were obtained from a total of 245 cases of aggressive-behavior problems in dogs kept as companion animals. Aggression involved barking, growling and biting behavior. For each case, a home visit of one to several hours yielded a description of the sequences of aggressive behavior and the...
Canine anxieties and phobias: an update on separation anxiety and noise aversions. (Practical applications and new perspectives in veterinary behavior.)
Contributor(s):: Sherman, B. L., Mills, D. S.
Companion dogs commonly experience states of anxiety, fears, and phobias. Separation anxiety and noise aversions, as discussed in this article, are especially prevalent. Veterinarians are encouraged to recognize and treat such conditions on first presentation to address welfare issues and...
No dogs. Guide dogs by prior permission
Contributor(s):: Pease, James, Brown, Anthony
Active-imaginal exposure: Examination of a new behavioral treatment for cynophobia (dog phobia)
Contributor(s):: Rentz, Timothy O., Powers, Mark B., Smits, Jasper A. J., Cougle, Jesse R., Telch, Michael J.
Dog Gone Good: Managing dog phobia in a teenage boy with a learning disability
Contributor(s):: Newman, Craig, Adams, Katie
Fear of dogs in a community sample: effects of age, gender and prior experience of canine aggression
Contributor(s):: Boyd, C. M., Fotheringham, B., Litchfield, C., McBryde, I., Metzer, J. C., Scanlon, P., Somers, R., Winefield, A. H.
An investigation was conducted into human fear of dogs and experiences of canine aggression in an adult community sample (n=292). Consistent with expectations, it was found that, while fear of dogs was relatively common (present in almost half the respondents), fear of dog attacks was less so,...
The effect of behavioral therapy on dog phobia response patterns
Contributor(s):: Hoffmann, W. A., Odendaal, J. S. J.
Phobic fear can be regarded as an emotional response syndrome consisting of three groups of response patterns, namely cognitive-affective, motor-behavioral and physiological. In the present study, female students were assigned to two groups: an experimental group consisting of participants...