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  1. Similarity between an unfamiliar human and the owner affects dogs' preference for human partner when responding to an unsolvable problem

    Contributor(s):: Kiss, O., Kovacs, K., Szantho, F., Topal, J.

  2. Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Human Directed Social Behavior in Dogs (Canis familiaris)

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Kis, Melinda Bence, Gabriella Lakatos, Enikõ Pergel, Borbála Turcsán, Jolanda Pluijmakers, Judit Vas, Zsuzsanna Elek, Ildikó Brúder, Levente Földi, Mária Sasvári-Székely, Adám Miklósi, Zsolt Rónai, Enikõ Kubinyi

    The oxytocin system has a crucial role in human sociality; several results prove that polymorphisms of the oxytocin receptor gene are related to complex social behaviors in humans. Dogs' parallel evolution with humans and their adaptation to the human environment has made them a useful...

  3. Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., Nonnis, E., Marcelli, M., Vinti, C., De Santis, C., Bisacco, F., Fagerlie, M., Frascarelli, M., Cirulli, F.

  4. Hee haw - donkey assisted therapy

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    My name is Nancy Willard. I have a background in special education and law and currently focus on bullying prevention. ( I also own several donkeys. The approach I...

  5. What the Wild Things are: A Critique on Clare Palmer's "What (If Anything) Do We Owe Animals?"

    | Contributor(s):: Macclellan, Joel P.

  6. Beyond Suffering: Commentary on "What (If Anything) Do We Owe Wild Animals" by Clare Palmer

    | Contributor(s):: Burghardt, Gordon M.

  7. Review of Wildlife Damage Management: Prevention, Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution

    | Contributor(s):: Travis L. Devault

    Wildlife damage management (WDM) is more challenging than it might seem to the uninitiated. As any reader of Human–Wildlife Interactions knows, there is much more to WDM than trapping nuisance raccoons from attics and applying chemicals to ward off deer from ornamental plants. Although...

  8. Increasing arousal enhances inhibitory control in calm but not excitable dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Bray, Emily E., MacLean, Evan L., Hare, Brian A.

  9. Effects of learning on social and nonsocial behaviors during a problem-solving task in shelter and pet dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Barrera, Gabriela, Fagnani, Jesica, Carballo, Fabricio, Giamal, Yamila, Bentosela, Mariana

  10. Human‐directed social behaviour in dogs shows significant heritability

    | Contributor(s):: Persson, M. E., Roth, L. S. V., Johnsson, M., Wright, D., Jensen, P.

  11. Effects of the Dog-Human Relationship on Problem-Solving Strategies in the Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Amy Cook

    Dogs (Canis familiaris) are strongly responsive to human influence in general, and they also readily form preferences for specific humans, yet these lines of inquiry have not often been combined. The goal of this dissertation was to advance a more specific theory regarding the nature of the...

  12. Social skills and communication shaped by equine baseball

    | Contributor(s):: Eller, Steven B., Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  13. The use of mythological themes to elicit socially appropriate behavioral skills

    | Contributor(s):: Stanton, Deirdre, McKissock, Blair, Dailey, Robert, Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  14. Empowering Abused Women Through Equine Assisted Career Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Froeschle, Janet

  15. Stray dogs in an island community: a case study from new providence, The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Mather, J.

    The "stray dog problem" in New Providence, The Bahamas, has been a recurring social complaint throughout the 20th century. This article looks at some aspects of the problem's background and reports the findings of a resident perception study. The results suggest that it is unlikely that...

  16. Behavioural coordination of dogs in a cooperative problem-solving task with a conspecific and a human partner

    | Contributor(s):: Ostojić, Ljerka, Clayton, Nicola S.

  17. The importance of the secure base effect for domestic dogs - evidence from a manipulative problem-solving task

    | Contributor(s):: Horn, L., Huber, L., Range, F.

  18. Urban Animal

    The Urban Animal program (UAP) began nine years ago with the vision of uniting the sectors of a fragmented animal industry in order to solve some of the chronic urban animal challenges facing our communities. The group identified the need to explore strategic problem solving using a more...

  19. The Little Dog Laughed Animal-Assisted Therapy

    We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization serving the Portland Metro area. Our therapy teams are dog/handler pairs who are ably assisted by others who share the vision. We teach relationship and problem-solving skills to at-risk youths through classes in positive dog training.

  20. Developing an online horseless horse learning lesson: an action research study

    | Contributor(s):: Jessica M. Bauman, Kathleen Lodl (adviser)

    In today’s society it is becoming ever so important to find creative and influential outlets to keep young people occupied in positive ways. High quality youth programs are shown to make a positive difference in the lives of many young people; therefore, it is important to continue the use of...