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  1. Is that fear? Domestic dogs' use of social referencing signals from an unfamiliar person

    Contributor(s):: Yong, MinHooi, Ruffman, T.

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether dogs could successfully interpret a 'social referencing' cue (either happiness or fear) toward an object after viewing a human emotional expression. Fearful expressions are more likely to be unfamiliar to dogs, and thus they may not understand the...

  2. The effect of the captive environment on activity of captive cotton-top tamarins ( Saguinus oedipus )

    Contributor(s):: Burrell, A. M., Altman, J. D.

    This study examined captive cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) behaviour across 3 different exhibits: (a) a rain forest (30.5 m in diameter), where tamarins free-ranged with other species; (b) a caged outdoor exhibit (5 m in diameter); and (c) a caged enclosure, with access indoors (6x9 m) and...

  3. Time budget and activity patterns of oncilla cats ( Leopardus tigrinus) in captivity

    Contributor(s):: Resende, L. de S., Lima e Neto, G., Carvalho, P. G. D., Landau-Remy, G., Ramos Junior, V. de A., Andriolo, A., Genaro, G.

    Researchers have reported on the diet of Leopardus tigrinus and ecological aspects, but studies of behavior are scarce. The aims of this study were to describe the time budget and activity patterns of 10 captive Leopardus tigrinus individuals. The group had an activity budget of 66% resting,...

  4. Activity patterns in reindeer with domestic vs. wild ancestry

    Contributor(s):: Reimers, E., Tsegaye, D., Colman, J. E., Eftestol, S.

    We analyzed GPS-based activity patterns for two wild reindeer ( Rangifer tarandus tarandus) herds: Norefjell-Reinsjofjell with domestic ancestry and larger average body size and Rondane with wild ancestry and smaller body sizes. We compared activity patterns and tested whether these could...

  5. Fear responses to novelty in testing environments are related to day-to-day activity in the home environment in dairy cattle

    Contributor(s):: MacKay, J. R. D., Haskell, M. J., Deag, J. M., Reenen, K. van

    Behavioural tests for cattle take time to perform and can be stressful for the animals but are currently the only way of assessing behavioural reactions to fear-causing stimuli in a standardised manner. It may be possible to use behavioural data collected remotely in the home pen environment...

  6. Behavioural and physiological reactions of goats confronted with an unfamiliar group either when alone or with two peers

    Contributor(s):: Patt, A., Gygax, L., Wechsler, B., Hillmann, E., Palme, R., Keil, N. M.

  7. Choosing between the emotional dog and the rational pal: a moral dilemma with a tail

    Contributor(s):: Topolski, R., Weaver, J. N., Martin, Z., McCoy, J.

  8. 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.

  9. Differences in serotonin serum concentration between aggressive English cocker spaniels and aggressive dogs of other breeds

    Contributor(s):: Amat, M., Brech, S. le, Camps, T., Torrente, C., Mariotti, V. M., Ruiz, J. L., Manteca, X.

  10. Dog as a second language: a primer for humans

    Contributor(s):: Reisner, I.

  11. Domestication and the dog: embodying home

    Contributor(s):: Power, E. R.

  12. Exploring the dog park: relationships between social behaviours, personality and cortisol in companion dogs

    Contributor(s):: Carrier, L. O., Cyr, A., Anderson, R. E., Walsh, C. J.

  13. Looking after chronically ill dogs: impacts on the caregiver's life

    Contributor(s):: Christiansen, S. B., Kristensen, A. T., Sandoe, P., Lassen, J.

  14. Peace of mind: managing the conflicting interests of pets and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Dawson, S. E.

  15. Refuge use affects daily activity patterns in female Xenopus laevis

    Contributor(s):: Archard, G. A.

  16. Short-term welfare implications of capture-mark-recapture trapping of medium-sized mammals: the brushtail possum ( Trichosurus vulpecula) as a case study

    Contributor(s):: Cowan, P., Forrester, G., Warburton, B.

  17. Study of aggression by dogs, according to the kind of interaction between dog and victim and motivating circumstances in the accidents, Municipality of Sao Paulo, 2008 to 2009Estudo das agressoes por caes, segundo tipo de interacao entre cao e vitima

    Contributor(s):: Paranhos, N. T., Silva, E. A., Bernardi, F., Mendes, M. C. N. C., Junqueira, D. M. A. G., Souza, I. O. M., Albuquerque, J. O. M., Alves, J. C. M., Machado, M. N. P.

  18. The status of instrument development in the human-animal interaction field

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C., Netting, F. E.

  19. [The relationship between man and dog: new hypotheses] La relation homme-chien: nouvelles hypotheses

    Contributor(s):: Titeux, E., Peron, F., Gilbert, C.

  20. Dog Parks: Benefits and Liabilities

    Contributor(s):: Laurel Allen

    Dog parks have emerged in the last decade or so as places for pet owners living in suburban and urban areas to exercise their dogs. Providing a safe environment for both dog and human is a tremendous challenge. If done correctly a dog park can be that place. In the 1950s and 1960s, some state and...