Measuring fear in dogs by questionnaires: An exploratory study toward a standardized inventory
Contributor(s):: Temesi, Andrea, Turcsán, Borbála, Miklósi, Ádám
Several types of questionnaires are in use to measure fear-related behaviour in family dogs. Our aim was to develop a general questionnaire based on relevant previous studies in order to facilitate the standardization of measurements of fear-related behaviour in dogs (social fear, non-social...
Risk factors of separation-related behaviours in Australian retrievers
Contributor(s):: van Rooy, Diane, Thomson, Peter C., McGreevy, Paul D., Wade, Claire M.
Separation-related behaviours are reported in an estimated 14-29% of companion dogs. To investigate risk factors for these behaviours, owners were asked to complete a questionnaire, largely based on the Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ), to report the behaviour of...
Saying goodbye: pet loss and its implications
Contributor(s):: Duffey, Thelma
Pets can be loyal, loving, and entertaining members of a family. Their deaths are generally experienced as painful losses by the people who love them, even though the grief experience is often culturally disenfranchised. In this manuscript, the authors discuss the role that pets can play in a...
“Not just a dog”: An attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs
Contributor(s):: Kwong, Marilyn, Bartholomew, Kim
We explored individuals' relationships with an assistance dog from an attachment-theory perspective. We used both inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants who had lost an assistance dog to retirement or death. Analyses revealed attachment...
Behavioural and neurochemical consequences of early weaning in rodents
Contributor(s):: Kikusui, T., Mori, Y.