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  1. The effect of frequency and duration of training sessions on acquisition and long-term memory in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Demant, Helle, Ladewig, Jan, Balsby, Thorsten J. S., Dabelsteen, Torben

    Most domestic dogs are subjected to some kind of obedience training, often on a frequent basis, but the question of how often and for how long a dog should be trained has not been fully investigated. Optimizing the training as much as possible is not only an advantage in the training of working...

  2. Student Attitudes Toward and Recall of Outside Day: An Environmental Science Field Trip

    Contributor(s):: Louis S. Nadelson, J. Richard Jordan

    Field trips are effective because they situate learning and facilitate knowledge transfer, thereby influencing students learning attitudes, interests, and motivation. Variations in field trip configurations and the subsequent affective and cognitive influences provided the motivation for this...

  3. The Effect of Animals in the Classroom on Emotionally Disturbed Students

    Contributor(s):: Alissa Donnell

    Students with emotional disturbances are often the first to drop out of school. Having an effective technique to prevent the high drop out rate in any school will be beneficial to educators and administration. The following research study answers the question "How do emotionally disturbed...

  4. Euthanasia of pets: strengthening end-of-life care

    Contributor(s):: O'Dair, H.

    Practices often have procedures in place to educate and bond clients when they first visit with young animals, but the significance of having similar policies during pets' end-of-life care can be overlooked. Hilary O'Dair discusses how support services can help grieving owners and veterinary...

  5. The influence of neonatal environment on piglet play behaviour and post-weaning social and cognitive development

    Contributor(s):: Martin, J. E., Ison, S. H., Baxter, E. M.

    Research has shown that the domestic pig is highly playful throughout its development and that play is an important aspect of social and cognitive development. Therefore, the neonatal environment is fundamental to successful stimulation of play in neonatal pigs, which could have indirect and...

  6. Reasons for relinquishment and return of domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus ) to rescue shelters in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Casey, R. A., Vandenbussche, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Roberts, M. A.

    Significant numbers of cats enter rescue and re-homing facilities each year, over half of which are relinquished directly by owners. Identifying the reasons why owners decide to give up their pet is an important step in the development of education strategies to encourage retention of cats by...

  7. Preliminary investigation of morphological differences between ten breeds of horses suggests selection for paedomorphosis. (Special Issue: Equitation science.)

    Contributor(s):: Goodwin, D., Levine, M., McGreevy, P. D.

    Paedomorphosis is the retention of juvenile morphology at maturity and is important in generating evolutionary change in domestic species and species in the wild. When comparing dogs with the wolf, this preliminary study saw paedomorphosis in their physical and behavioural traits (Goodwin,...

  8. Does environmental enrichment affect the behaviour of fish commonly used in laboratory work? (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Brydges, N. M., Braithwaite, V. A.

    Housing conditions can have significant effects on the behaviour and physiology of captive animals. Enriching barren environments, for example by providing structural complexity or companionship, are generally considered beneficial as they can decrease the occurrence of abnormal behaviours and...

  9. Determination of sex differences in personality and trainability of yearling horses utilizing a handler questionnaire

    Contributor(s):: Duberstein, K. J., Gilkeson, J. A.

    Very little scientific evidence exists to quantify differences in trainability and personality between sex of horses in spite of numerous industry stereotypes. It could be of great benefit to the horse industry to categorize personality differences and isolate strengths and weaknesses of each...

  10. An evaluation of a pet ownership education program for school children

    Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Hall, M. J., Hay, M.

    Children aged 5 to 6 years are disproportionately susceptible to dog bite attacks relative to the adult population and there is a need to provide them with well-validated education programs to teach correct behaviour when interacting with dogs. The main aim of this study was to assess the...

  11. Animal welfare volunteers: who are they and why do they do what they do?

    Contributor(s):: Neumann, S. L.

    Although the volunteerism literature has grown in recent years, our understanding of those who volunteer to help non-human animals rather than humans is lacking. In light of the continuing difficulty animal shelters face in recruiting and retaining volunteers, a better understanding is long...

  12. Neonate rats demonstrate high levels of retention for odour preference when a substantially reduced training trial of two minutes is used

    Contributor(s):: Ogeil, R. P., Edwards, T. M.

    Neonate rats have played an important and unique role within the memory literature. Specifically, they are relatively naive to experience, can be trained in an ethologically-valid way, using a single trial, which is not aversive and can demonstrate retention for at least 24 h, post-training. As...