Paws for Progress: The development and evaluation of the first prison based dog training programme in the UK
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca Jean Leonardi
The most common type of human animal interaction (HAI) programme used in prisons involves prisoners caring for and training unwanted dogs from rescue shelters, to prepare the dogs for rehoming. Such programmes have been previously developed specifically aimed towards male young offenders, and...
Jun 24 2017
2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
Apr 08 2017
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference 2017
Understanding why guide dogs fail to meet their predicted qualification outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Daisy Jones
Guide dogs provide life changing mobility support and companionship for thousands of blind and partially sighted people. A proportion of dogs undertaking training to be guides will not enter work due to health or temperamental reasons. This work was designed to investigate the issues associated...
Feb 10 2017
Woof!: The European Behaviour & Training Conference
Effects of a standardized obedience program on approachability and problem behaviors in dogs from rescue shelters
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Denise Hays
Improved adoptability is a common goal among rescue shelters. Dogs are more likely to be adopted if they are friendly, mannerly, and approachable. The possibility of improving rescue shelter dogs' behavior through an obedience program has not been examined. We developed an approachability...
Management and rehabilitation of inter-dog aggression in animal shelters
| Contributor(s):: Jane S. Orihel
Identification and treatment of inter-dog aggression is important so that animal shelters can re-home animals safely and reduce long-term confinement and euthanasia rates. This thesis describes 1) a survey study which identified current management of aggressive dogs in shelters and explored the...
Jun 11 2016
2016 National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
The Man Who Listens to Behavior: Folk Wisdom and Behavior Analysis from a Real Horse Whisperer
| Contributor(s):: James Dougan, Valeri Farmer-dougan
The popular novel and movie The Horse Whisperer are based on the work of several real-life horse whisperers, the most famous of whom is Monty Roberts. Over the last 50 years, Roberts has developed a technique for training horses that is both more effective and less aversive than traditional...
Pit Bull Bans and the Human Factors Affecting Canine Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Jamey Medlin
In September 1983, a horrific story dominated news headlines in Cincinnati: a local child had been mauled to death by his family dog, a pit bull.1 The attack enraged the community and drove the local government to ban pit bulls from the city. Several days after the boy's death, details about...
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,...
Jun 20 2015
COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers Conference 2015
Apr 18 2015
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants 2015 Animal Behavior Conference
Audrey Schwartz Rivers