The amicable rabbit – interactions between pet rabbits and their caregivers based on a questionnaire survey
Contributor(s):: Dobos, Petra, Kulik, Laura Nikolett, Pongrácz, Péter
Search methods that people use to find owners of lost pets
Contributor(s):: Lord, L. K., Wittum, T. E., Ferketich, A. K., Funk, J. A., Rajala-Schultz, P. J.
Development of the Pet Owner Connectedness Scale (POCS)
Contributor(s):: Oliva, Jessica Lee, Johnston, Kim Louise
Exploring and Developing the Questions Used to Measure the Human–Dog Bond: New and Existing Themes
| Contributor(s):: Samet, Lauren E., Vaterlaws-Whiteside, Helen, Harvey, Naomi D., Upjohn, Melissa M., Casey, Rachel A.
Dogs play an important role in many western societies, providing companionship, emotional support, and assistance, as well as other more specialist roles. The literature reveals that many human–animal interaction (HAI) questionnaires exist to measure the human–dog bond (HDB). The...
Evaluating ADHD Assessment for Dogs: A Replication Study
| Contributor(s):: Csibra, Barbara, Bunford, Nóra, Gácsi, Márta
The family dog, in its natural environment, exhibits neuropsychological deficits redolent of human psychiatric disorders, including behaviours similar to human Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. For dogs, Vas and colleagues developed a 13-item questionnaire to measure...
Do you see what I see? Investigating the validity of an equine personality questionnaire
| Contributor(s):: Jolivald, Aurélie, Yarnell, Kelly, Hall, Carol, Ijichi, Carrie
Subjective equine personality questionnaires have the potential to predict a range of industry-relevant outcomes including fear reactivity, compliance with human cues, pain expression and susceptibility to stereotypies, in a time- and cost-efficient manner. However, to produce meaningful measures...
Quality of Life Measurement in Dogs and Cats: A Scoping Review of Generic Tools
| Contributor(s):: Fulmer, Annabelle E., Laven, Linda J., Hill, Kate E.
Quality of life (QoL) assessment in companion animals is an essential aspect of veterinary medicine that helps guide treatment decisions and ensures optimal animal welfare. Veterinarians and pet owners can use disease-specific or generic QoL assessment tools to evaluate an individual...
Personalized dominance – a questionnaire-based analysis of the associations among personality traits and social rank of companion dogs
| Contributor(s):: Vékony, Kata, Prónik, Fruzsina, Pongrácz, Péter
2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055440168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105544text
Exploring pet owners' experiences and self-reported satisfaction and grief following companion animal euthanasia
| Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Coe, J. B., Meehan, M., Niel, L.
Comparison of the socio-economic value and welfare of working donkeys in rural and urban Ethiopia
| Contributor(s):: Geiger, M., Hockenhull, J., Buller, H., Kedir, M. J., Engida, G. T., Getachew, M., Burden, F. A., Whay, H. R.
Should cats be allowed outdoors? A research survey on animal welfare risks for free-ranging cats in Brazil
| Contributor(s):: Machado, D. S., Braganca, A. F. F., Travnik, I. C., Rossi, A. P., Sant'Anna, A. C.
Gender and job characteristics of slaughter industry personnel influence their attitudes to animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Wigham, E. E., Grist, A., Mullan, S., Wotton, S., Butterworth, A.
Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapies on Cognitive Mnemonic Capabilities in People Affected by Alzheimer's Disease
| Contributor(s):: Quintavalla, F., Cao, S., Spinelli, D., Caffarra, P., Rossi, F. M., Basini, G., Sabbioni, A.
Development and evaluation of the Fe-BARQ: A new survey instrument for measuring behavior in domestic cats (Felis s. catus)
| Contributor(s):: Deborah L. Duffy, Roseana T. Diniz de Moura, James A. Serpell
A questionnaire instrument for obtaining quantitative behavioral evaluations of pet cats from cat owners was developed and validated. Exploratory Factor Analysis of 2608 questionnaire responses to 149 behavioral questions/items extracted a total of 23 distinct factors that measured most of the...
Use of questionnaire-based data to assess dog personality
| Contributor(s):: Pamela Wiener, Marie J. Haskell
The study of dog personality is of general academic interest and also has applications for the management of both working dogs and pets. However, acquiring direct behavioral assessments of large numbers of animals is both time consuming and logistically difficult. An alternative approach that...
Pet Humanisation and Related Grief: Development and Validation of a Structured Questionnaire Instrument to Evaluate Grief in People Who Have Lost a Companion Dog
| Contributor(s):: Stefania Uccheddu, Loriana de Cataldo, Mariangela Albertini, Stanley Coren, Goncalo Da Graça Pereira, Anouck Haverbeke, Daniel Simon Mills, Ludovica Pierantoni, Stefanie Riemer, Lucia Ronconi, Ines Testoni, Federica Pirrone
People often develop strong emotional connections with their dogs and consider them to be members of the family. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel validated tool, the Mourning Dog Questionnaire, to recognise and evaluate the mourning process in people who have lost a dog. The...
Aspects of juvenile and adolescent environment predict aggression and fear in 12-month-old guide dogs
| Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A., Duffy, D. L.
Maturational changes in behavior, and the possible influence of the puppy-raising environment on behavioral development, were investigated in a total sample of 978 prospective guide dogs belonging to four different breeds/crosses. All dogs belonged to the same guide dog organization, and had...
The Translation and Validation of the Dutch Monash Dog–Owner Relationship Scale (MDORS)
| Contributor(s):: Emmy A.E. van Houtert, Nienke Endenburg, Joris J. Wijnker, T. Bas Rodenburg, Hein A. van Lith, Eric Vermetten
The Monash Dog–Owner Relationship Scale (MDORS) is a questionnaire that is used to evaluate the perceived relationship between humans and their dog. This questionnaire was originally only formulated and validated in English, which limits its use among non-English speaking individuals....
The Canine Frustration Questionnaire—Development of a New Psychometric Tool for Measuring Frustration in Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris)
| Contributor(s):: Kevin J. McPeake, Lisa M. Collins, Helen Zulch, Daniel S. Mills
Introduction: Psychometric tools have been developed for the assessment of behavioral and affective traits in non-human animals. Frustration can be defined as an emotional reaction experienced after a given expectation is violated. Frustration is a negative emotional state and whilst it...
The State of Assessment in Human-Animal Interaction Research
| Contributor(s):: Kerri E. Rodriguez, NoÈmie A. GuÈrin, Robin L. Gabriels, James A. Serpell, Pamela J. Schreiner, Marguerite E. O'Haire
There is a growing body of research in human-animal interaction (HAI), but the field is often criticized for its lack of methodological rigor and heterogeneous outcome assessment. In addition, there is a scarcity of valid and reliable assessment tools specific to measuring constructs directly...