Evaluating factors influencing dog post-adoptive return in a Canadian animal shelter
Contributor(s):: Friend, J. R., Bench, C. J.
Hiker Narratives of Living among Bears on the Appalachian Trail
Contributor(s):: Marx, K.
Exploring Social (Non-working) Behavior in Guide Dogs from the Perspective of Guide Dog Owners
Contributor(s):: York, Sarah, Whiteside, Helen
The guide dog partnership begins at the point of matching, when careful assessment of a trained guide dog and an understanding of the functional needs and expectations of the prospective owner are considered alongside each other. Guide Dogs UK invest much time and resources to the process of...
Foraging Performance, Prosociality, and Kin Presence Do Not Predict Lifetime Reproductive Success in Batek Hunter-Gatherers
| Contributor(s):: Kraft, Thomas S., Venkataraman, Vivek V., Tacey, Ivan, Dominy, Nathaniel J., Endicott, Kirk M.
Identifying the determinants of reproductive success in small-scale societies is critical for understanding how natural selection has shaped human evolution and behavior. The available evidence suggests that status-accruing behaviors such as hunting and prosociality are pathways to reproductive...
Factors associated with long-term success in working police dogs
| Contributor(s):: Brady, Karen, Cracknell, Nina, Zulch, Helen, Mills, Daniel S.
With increasing threats of terrorism, police and military detection dogs are of growing importance for protecting servicemen/women and society. However, a relatively high proportion of potential working dogs fail to make full operational status, or are later withdrawn from service. To date,...
The Effect of Pet Ownership on ESL Students' U.S. Academic Success
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| Contributor(s):: Emily Benjumea
This study examines the academic success of English as a second language (ESL) students based on ownership of and/or relationship with a pet, due to pets’ ability to benefit and support their owners. A survey was compiled for middle school, ESL students in the Fayetteville, Arkansas...
The Influence of Animal Advocacy Groups in State Courts of Last Resort
| Contributor(s):: Tauber, S.