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  1. The consideration of the eligibility of guide dogs for the blind at an early stage of their candidacy, aiming at the development and proliferation of guide dogs in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Mizukoshi, M.

    This paper describes the current state of guide dog training in Japan. The aspects include aptitude testing and behaviour assessment of the dogs. A judging standard adjustable to the development of new testing procedures and the current state of the facilities should be initiated to improve the...

  2. Selection of guide dogs for the blind

    Contributor(s):: Clerfeuille, F.

  3. Training guide dogs for the blind

    Contributor(s):: Clerfeuille, F.

  4. An example of application of research in ethology from the horse's temperament tests and record of learning and behavior (LAC)

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Dubois, C., Gillot, A., Delfosse, A., Bon, M. le, Roche, H., Yvon, J. M., Foisnel, S., Rizo, S., Menard, C., Baumgartner, M., Vidament, M.

    The horse's behaviour strongly influences its suitability for riding activity. As professionals and amatory riders were interested by tests aimed at measuring the horse temperament, several scientific studies were conducted. From these studies, two sets of standardised tests were created: - the...

  5. Bird whisperer 101

    Contributor(s):: Speer, B.

  6. Breeding and training of guide dogs in Finland

    Contributor(s):: Paatsama, S.

  7. Managing separation anxiety: an evidence-based approach

    Contributor(s):: Neilson, J. C.

  8. Teaching riding horses to be safe

    Contributor(s):: Ladewig, J.

  9. Keeping spot at home: an epidemiological approach to maintaining the human-animal bond through behaviour education and obedience training

    Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Ruch-Gallie, R., Salman, M. D.

  10. Out of sight, out of mind! Horses are sensitive to humans during interactions? [French]

    Contributor(s):: Fureix, C., Sankey, C., Vallet, A. S., Andre, N., Hausberger, M.

    Horses' reactions towards humans are a combined result of their temperament, their previous experience, but also of the skills of the human they are interacting with. However, very little is known yet about the relevant elements that have to be considered when humans interact with horses. Here we...

  11. Raising welfare standards for endurance riding. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Loving, N. S.

    This chapter covers the welfare issues associated with the use of horses in endurance riding. Endurance riding is described as well as the inherent risks of the sport. Regulations and standards that are followed in endurance riding are presented. Measures to avoid metabolic consequences in...