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  1. Androstenone induces horses to be more compliant with human-horse interactions

    Contributor(s):: Choi, Yeonju, Yoon, MinJung

    Olfactory signals play an essential role in communication in animals. Pheromones are volatile or nonvolatile chemicals that trigger social responses among animals. Therefore, pheromone treatment could, in theory, be used to modify horse behavior to improve human-horse relationships. Androstenone...

  2. Reliability of internet information on bite behavior of domestic dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Ito, K., Shiga, Y., Tanaka, M., Matsuura, A., Irimajiri, M.

    Many dog owners who are dealing with behavioral problems in their dog look for solutions on the internet. However, the quality of the information available online has not yet been assessed. Therefore, in this study, we comprehensively collected information available online on behavior...

  3. Does benchmarking of rating scales improve ratings of search performance given by specialist search dog handlers?

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    | Contributor(s):: Clark, C. C. A., Rooney, N. J.

    Rating scales are widely used to rate working dog behavior and performance. Whilst behaviour scales have been extensively validated, instruments used to rate ability have usually been designed by training and practitioner organizations, and often little consideration has been given to how...

  4. Educating dog owners: how owner-dog interactions can benefit from addressing the human caregiving system and dog-directed parenting styles

    | Contributor(s):: Herwijnen, I. R. van

  5. Repeated separations between a future guide dog and its foster family modify stress-related indicators and affect dog's focus

    | Contributor(s):: Menuge, F., Marcet-Rius, M., Chabaud, C., Teruel, E., Berthelot, C., Kalonji, G., Bienboire-Frosini, C., Mendonca, T., Lascar, E., Pageat, P.

  6. A rein tension signal can be reduced by half in a single training session

    | Contributor(s):: Eisersiö, Marie, Yngvesson, Jenny, Byström, Anna, Baragli, Paolo, Egenvall, Agneta

  7. Beyond puppy selection-considering the role of puppy raisers in bringing out the best in assistance dog puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Mai, D. L., Howell, T., Benton, P., Bennett, P. C.

  8. Is there a profile of spontaneous seizure-alert pet dogs? A survey of French people with epilepsy

    | Contributor(s):: Catala, A., Latour, P., Cousillas, H., Hausberger, M., Grandgeorge, M.

  9. Miniature horse training (Equus caballus) for use in equine assisted therapy, according to equine learning theory

    | Contributor(s):: Rocha Medeiros, B. da, Silva, M. M. da, Zanette, P. R. K., Claus, M. P., Cardoso, J.

  10. Offender outcomes of training dogs in prison : the Puppies for Parole program

    | Contributor(s):: Dorothea V. Megarani, Rebecca A. Johnson, George Lombardi, Steven Osterlind, Hayley D. Yaglom, Nicole L. Haarman, Elliot Cade

    "Puppies for Parole" is a rehabilitation program based on human-animal interaction (HAI) in the prison. Puppies for Parole aims to reduce the number of homeless canines by producing loving, obedient, and adoptable dogs. Inmates may gain skills to support successful rehabilitation and...

  11. Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland

    | Contributor(s):: Wlodarczyk, J.

    The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation between increased involvement of women in competitive canine sports in Poland after 1989, changes in...

  12. The regulator dog: first results of a prospective study in the dog-breeding environmentLe chien regulateur: premiers resultats d'une enquete prospective en milieu cynophile

    | Contributor(s):: Napierala-Ruquois, F.

    The regulator dog, used for its ability as an intraspecific socialisor, was the subject of a prospective study of various canine professionals. This enabled the profile, uses and effectiveness of the regulator dog to be defined. The survey also showed that, although there are various opposing...

  13. Toileting troubles part 1: factors influencing house soiling in cats and dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Tomlinson, C.

    The discovery of faeces and urine in the home is a common annoyance for owners of cats and dogs and is often perceived, incorrectly, as an inevitable part of pet ownership. Lack of early intervention can lead to long-term house soiling; this can be exasperating and put strain on the human-animal...

  14. Cognition and learning in horses (Equus caballus): what we know and why we should ask more

    | Contributor(s):: Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A. R.

    Horses (Equus caballus) have a rich history in their relationship with humans. Across different cultures and eras they have been utilized for work, show, cultural rituals, consumption, therapy, and companionship and continue to serve in many of these roles today. As one of the most commonly...

  15. A preliminary study of the effects of individual response to challenge tests and stress induced by humans on learning performance of weaned piglets (Sus scrofa)

    | Contributor(s):: Brajon, S., Laforest, J. P., Schmitt, O., Devillers, N.

    This study investigated whether individual behavioural characteristics of piglets and stress induced by experience with humans can influence learning performance. After weaning, piglets received a chronic experience with humans to modulate their emotional state: rough (ROU), gentle (GEN), or...

  16. Monty Roberts' Public Demonstrations: Preliminary Report on the Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability of Horses Undergoing Training during Live Audience Events

    | Contributor(s):: Loni Loftus, Kelly Marks, Rosie Jones-McVey, Jose L. Gonzales, Veronica L. Fowler

    Effective training of horses relies on the trainer’s awareness of learning theory and equine ethology, and should be undertaken with skill and time. Some trainers, such as Monty Roberts, share their methods through the medium of public demonstrations. This paper describes the opportunistic...

  17. Impact of Androstenone on Leash Pulling and Jumping Up in Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Glenna Pirner, John McGlone

    Dogs are relinquished to shelters due to behavioral problems, such as leash pulling and jumping up. Interomones are chemical cues produced by one species that elicit a response in a different species. We reported earlier that androstenone, a swine sex pheromone, acts as an interomone to reduce...

  18. Assessment of Working Dog Suitability from Quantimetric Data

    | Contributor(s):: Joelle Alcaidinho, Giancarlo Valentin, Nate Yoder, Stephanie Tai, Paul Mundell, Melody Jackson

    We propose new approaches to assessing the suitability of  potential working dogs for a given occupation. The main  focus is placed on continuously-recording technology that  does not rely on constant human observation. An example  is provided in the form of a pilot study...

  19. Save a Dog's Life: Karyn Garvin at TEDxTucson

    | Contributor(s):: Karyn Garvin

    Karyn Garvin’s talk, “Saving a Dogs’ Life” will appeal to dog enthusiasts from all walks of life. She brings a unique clarity to the distinction between Separation Anxiety in dogs and another condition referred to as Containment Phobia in dogs. The concern is that...

  20. Why using dog training psychology to train people makes sense: Graeme Hall at TEDxLeamingtonSpa

    | Contributor(s):: Graeme Hall

    As one of Britain's top dog trainers, Graeme – aka “The Dogfather” has helped over 4,000 dogs and one fox. Here, he reveals why his magic formula for taming even the wildest dogs can work on humans. Acknowledged by the media as one of Britain's top dog trainers,...