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  1. Functional Analysis and Successful Treatment of a Captive Rhesus Macaque’s Disruptive Behavior

    Contributor(s):: Franklin, Andrea N., Martin, A. L., Perlman, J. E., Bloomsmith, M. A.

  2. Individual and environmental factors associated with stereotypic behavior and fecal glucocorticoid metabolite levels in zoo housed polar bears

    Contributor(s):: Shepherdson, David, Lewis, Karen D., Carlstead, Kathy, Bauman, Joan, Perrin, Nancy

    Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are known to exhibit repetitive pacing behaviors, usually described as stereotypic, in zoo environments. However, little quantitative information exists about the prevalence of pacing in the zoo population. Similarly, large, multi-institutional studies conducted to...

  3. Individual differences in temperament and behavioral management practices for nonhuman primates

    Contributor(s):: Coleman, Kristine

    Effective behavioral management plans are tailored to the unique behavioral patterns of each individual species. However, even within a species behavioral needs of individuals can vary. Factors such as age, sex, and temperament can affect behavioral needs of individuals. While some of these...

  4. Looking forward to interacting with their caretakers: dolphins’ anticipatory behaviour indicates motivation to participate in specific events

    Contributor(s):: Clegg, Isabella L. K., Rödel, Heiko G., Boivin, Xavier, Delfour, Fabienne

    Anticipatory behaviour describes the actions taken to prepare for an upcoming event. Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in captivity are known to display anticipatory behaviours before feeding sessions, but it is unknown whether they would anticipate non-alimentary events. Furthermore,...

  5. A protocol for training group-housed rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) to cooperate with husbandry and research procedures using positive reinforcement

    Contributor(s):: Kemp, Caralyn, Thatcher, Harriet, Farningham, David, Witham, Claire, MacLarnon, Ann, Holmes, Amanda, Semple, Stuart, Bethell, Emily J.

    There has been increased recognition of the 3Rs in laboratory animal management over the last decade, including improvements in animal handling and housing. For example, positive reinforcement is now more widely used to encourage primates to cooperate with husbandry procedures, and improved...

  6. Exploratory Investigation of Infrared Thermography for Measuring Gorilla Emotional Responses to Interactions with Familiar Humans

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Heintz, M. R., Fuller, G., Allard, S.

  7. A Beneficial Partnership for Everyone Involved: An Interview with Alyson Cox of NEADS

    02 Jun 2016 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    NEADS Manager of Communications Alyson CoxLike most service and therapy dog organizations, National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) puts an emphasis on their dogs’ thorough...

    https://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2016/06/a-beneficial-partnership-for-everyone-involved-an-interview-with-alyson-cox

  8. Where to Put Your Choker

    | Contributor(s):: Roger A. Mugford

    The choke chain has come to be regarded as an indispensable aid to training dogs, but even the most time-hallowed practices deserve an occasional critical review. The author has recently completed an investigation into the uses and abuses of choke chains, and failed to find any benefit from using...

  9. What Every Person Can Learn From Dog Training: Noa Szefler at TEDxJaffa

    | Contributor(s):: Noa Szefler

    Noa Szefler is experienced in dog training and hopes to share her methods with others in order to revolutionize the way we interact with animals.  Rather than punishing for bad behavior, she suggests rewarding for good behavior.  By looking for the positives in animals' behavior,...

  10. Studies to assess the effect of pet training aids, specifically remote static pulse systems, on the welfare of domestic dogs: field study of dogs in training

    | Contributor(s):: Jonathan Cooper, Nina Cracknell, Jessica Hardiman, Daniel Mills

    The project had a single aim, namely to assess the impact of use of remote static pulse electric training aids (e-collars) during the training of dogs in comparison to dogs referred for similar behavioural problems but without e-collar training. The specific objective was to use appropriate...

  11. San Diego Love on a Leash

    Our organization is comprised of teams of handlers and their pets who volunteer their time and love to members of our community:•Hospitals, hospices, emergency areas and homes to comfort those in need;•Senior health centers, assisted living centers, adult day care centers,...

  12. Human-Animal Solutions

    Human-Animal Solutions meets your needs for animal-assisted interactions (AAI) programs and services. We are your source for professional therapy services; consultation regarding AAI program development and enhancement; and classes for therapy dogs, handlers, and human health care professionals....

  13. Austin Dog Alliance

    Austin Dog Alliance, a non-profit organization, has a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families through programs incorporating the powerful connection between dogs and humans.

  14. Canine Comfort, LLC

    Canine Comfort, LLC provides expertise in therapy dog program development. Registered therapy dogs are widely used in health care settings, such as skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and hospice, and in community settings, including public libraries and schools. These specially trained dogs...