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  1. Effect of temperament type on socialization among companion dogs

    Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K., Semerdjiev, V., Stoyanchev, K., Russenov, A., Tsandev, N., Yonkova, P.

    An investigation on the influence of the nervous system type on the course of socialization in companion dogs was observed. In the experiment, 8 puppies from two breeds: Pekinese and Poodle, were included. A test was carried out and it was determined that dogs with temperament types L and F would...

  2. Importance of personality traits in horses to breeders and riders

    Contributor(s):: Graf, P., Borstel, U. K. von, Gauly, M.

    Especially in horses, personality traits play an important role because horses' behavior influences their quality as a riding partner. In contrast to that, no objective assessment of horses' personality traits is available at present. Although initial efforts are made in this field, a successful...

  3. Relationships between young stallions' temperament and their behavioral reactions during standardized veterinary examinations

    Contributor(s):: Peeters, M., Verwilghen, D., Serteyn, D., Vandenheede, M.

    Horse handling and veterinary examination can induce hazardous stress reactions. Such reactions occur especially in young and less-trained horses, particularly stallions, and make their handling a risk for breeders, grooms, and medical staff. Moreover, these stressful situations will affect the...

  4. Studies on socialization characteristics using two temperament tests in German Dogue, Doberman and Riesenschnautzer puppies

    Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K. I., Stoycheva, I., Miteva, T., Binev, R., Ivanov, A., Rousenov, A., Penev, T.

    The object of study was the influence of the nervous system type (temperament) of dogs from the German Dogue, Doberman, and Riesenschnautzer breeds on the extent of their socialization (adaptation to the environment). Two tests were used to examine the animals' behavior: the mirror test and the...

  5. Socialization of Puppies - A Marker of Their Future Behaviour

    Contributor(s):: K. Uzunova, V. Radev, L. Varlyakov

    An investigation on the relationship between temperament and socialization upon thedevelopment of the behaviour of the dog was carried out. The test of Queinnek was applied on10 puppies from the Dobermann and German Shepherd breeds. The temperament type of eachpuppy was determined with reagrd to...

  6. Differences in evaluation of a dog's temperament by individual members of the same household

    Contributor(s):: Jakuba, T., Polcova, Z., Fedakova, D., Kottferova, J., Marekova, J., Fejsakova, M., Ondrasovicova, O., Ondrasovic, M.

  7. Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities

    Contributor(s):: Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.

  8. How "natural" training methods can affect equine mental state? A critical approach - a review

    Contributor(s):: Rozempolska-Rucinska, I., Trojan, M., Kosik, E., Prochniak, T., Gorecka-Bruzda, A.

  9. K-9 Care Unit

    The K-9 Care Unit is a group of volunteer pet therapy teams who enjoy sharing their special dogs with others. The group was founded in 2003, inspired by a therapy dog named Rafter who was a cancer survivor, visiting a young Summerville boy with brain cancer.

  10. Behavioral assessment of horses in therapeutic riding programs

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, Marsha K., Friend, Ted H., Evans, J. Warren, Bushong, Diana M.

  11. Factors associated with success in guide dog training

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    | Contributor(s):: Lara S. Batt, Marjolyn S. Batt, John A. Baguley, Paul D. McGreevy

    Tests of motor laterality and behavioral reactivity, as well as salivary cortisol concentrations, were examined in this pilot study to identify dogs best suited to guide dog work. Over a 14-month period, lateralization tests were conducted and cortisol concentrations were determined on 3...

  12. Assessment of the Temperament of Potential Guide Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Murphy, Julie A.

  13. A comparison of the Monty Roberts technique with a conventional UK technique for initial training of riding horses

    | Contributor(s):: Fowler, V., Kennedy, M., Marlin, D.

  14. Human perceptions of coat color as an indicator of domestic cat personality

    | Contributor(s):: Delgado, M. M., Munera, J. D., Reevy, G. M.

  15. Is the response to humans consistent over productive life in dairy cows?

    | Contributor(s):: Haskell, M. J., Bell, D. J., Gibbons, J. M.

  16. Equine behaviour and heart rate in temperament tests with or without rider or handler

    | Contributor(s):: von Borstel, U. König, Euent, S., Graf, P., König, S., Gauly, M.

  17. Behavioral and physiological predictors of guide dog success

    | Contributor(s):: Tomkins, L. M., Thomson, P. C., McGreevy, P. D.

    A range of mobility aids are available to assist people living with vision impairment, and of these, guide dog ownership offers them several unique benefits. However, training a dog to be a successful guide dog comes at a high cost (approximately AU$30,000). Therefore, the aim of this study was...

  18. Relationships between puppy management practices and reported measures of success in guide dog training

    | Contributor(s):: Batt, L., Batt, M., Baguley, J., McGreevy, P.

    This study surveyed international guide dog organizations to compare their success rates with management practices. A questionnaire designed to identify the factors associated with international guide dog success was piloted with the cooperation of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. The International Guide Dog...

  19. The development and assessment of temperament tests for adult companion dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Taylor, Katy D., Mills, Daniel S.

  20. The relationships between motor lateralization, salivary cortisol concentrations and behavior in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Batt, L. S., Batt, M. S., Baguley, J. A., McGreevy, P. D.

    The degree of lateralization (LI) indicates both the direction and strength of a paw preference. Here, a positive value is indicative of a right paw bias, and a negative value of a left paw bias. Higher numbers on the positive side of the scale and lower numbers on the negative side of the scale...