Randomized, placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of the Assisi anti-anxiety device (calmer canine) for the treatment of canine separation anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Pankratz, K., Korman, J., Emke, C., Johnson, B., Griffith, E. H., Gruen, M. E.
Introduction: Separation anxiety (SA) is among the most common canine behavior disorders and affects quality-of-life for dogs and their owners. Dogs with SA show signs of anxiety during absence or perceived absence of their owners. While psychoactive medications are often helpful for...
Furred and feathered friends: how attached are zookeepers to the animals in their care?
| Contributor(s):: Melfi, V., Skyner, L., Birke, L., Ward, S. J., Shaw, W. S., Hosey, G.
Keeper-animal relationships (KARs) appear to be important in zoos, since they can enhance the well-being of both the animals and the keepers, can make animal husbandry easier, but conversely might risk inappropriate habituation of animals and possible risks to the safety of keepers. It is,...
Veterinary history and the development of human relationships with animals
| Contributor(s):: Jones, G. C.
2022Veterinary Record190284-840042-490010.1002/vetr.1420English0WileyChichester, UKtext
Dog behaviours in veterinary consultations: part II. The relationship between the behaviours of dogs and their owners
| Contributor(s):: Helsly, M., Priymenko, N., Girault, C., Duranton, C., Gaunet, F.
Dogs synchronise their behaviour with those of their owners when confronted with an unfamiliar situation and interactions with their owners have been shown to decrease the dog's stress levels in some instances. However, whether owners may help manage dog anxiety during veterinary consultations...
Associations between dairy herds' qualitative behavior and aspects of herd health, stockperson and farm factors-a cross-sectional exploration
| Contributor(s):: Ebinghaus, A., Matull, K., Knierim, U., Ivemeyer, S.
The affective state is an integrated aspect of farm animal welfare, which is understood as the animals' perception of their living environment and of their internal biological functioning. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore animal-internal and external factors potentially...
Selection for reduced fear of humans changes intra-specific social behavior in red junglefowl - implications for chicken domestication
| Contributor(s):: Gjoen, J., Jensen, P.
Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners
| Contributor(s):: Riggio, G., Noom, M., Gazzano, A., Mariti, C.
To date, the Strange Situation Procedure is the only tool available to investigate the quality of the dog's attachment bond towards the owner. This study aimed to adapt a parent-report scale, named the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6-12, originally designed to assess 6-...
Volunteers' demographics that affect the human-dog interaction during walks in a shelter
| Contributor(s):: Shih, H. Y., Paterson, M. B. A., Pachana, N. A., Phillips, C. J. C.
Different people relate to dogs in different ways. We investigated differences between volunteers in their behavioural interactions with shelter dogs when they were walked on a leash. Cameras were used to record and quantify the behaviour of volunteers and a leash tension metre was used to...
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
Pets in society
| Contributor(s):: Dean, R. W.
Potential Risk Factors for Aggression and Playfulness in Cats: Examination of a Pooling Fallacy Using Fe-BARQ as an Example
| Contributor(s):: Noema Gajdoš Kmecová, Barbara Petková, Jana Kottferová, Rachel Sarah Wannell, Daniel Simon Mills
Using a popular method of behaviour evaluation which rates the intensity of behaviour in different contexts, we demonstrate how pooling item scores relating to a given construct can reveal different potential risk factors for the dependent variable depending on how the total score is...
Examination of enrichment using space and food for African elephants (Loxodonta africana) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
| Contributor(s):: Hacker, C. E., Miller, L. J., Schulte, B. A.
Experimentally evaluating the function of self-directed behaviour in two adult mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)
| Contributor(s):: Leeds, A., Lukas, K. E.
The top behavioural tips for new puppy owners
| Contributor(s):: Quandt, J.
202096-979781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishCollege of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia, USA.text
Working with laboratory rodents in Spain: a survey on welfare and wellbeing
| Contributor(s):: Goni-Balentziaga, O., Ortega-Saez, I., Vila, S., Azkona, G.
Humanity's best friend: a dog-centric approach to addressing global challenges
| Contributor(s):: Sykes, A., Beirne, P., Horowitz, A., Jones, I., Kalof, L., Karlsson, E., King, T., Litwak, H., McDonald, R. A., Murphy, L. J., Pemberton, N., Promislow, D., Rowan, A., Stahl, P., Tehrani, J., Tourigny, E., Wynne, C. D. L., Strauss, E., Larson, G.
Incidence and impact of dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK: an update
| Contributor(s):: Moxon, R., Whiteside, H., England, G. C. W.
Data on dog attacks on Guide Dogs' stock were reviewed to investigate the characteristics of the attacks. An average of 11.2 attacks occurred each month. Nearly all of the attacks occurred in public areas, 68.4 per cent of victim dogs were qualified guide dogs and 55.5 per cent of victim...
Test-retest reliability and predictive validity of a juvenile guide dog behavior test
| Contributor(s):: Harvey, N. D., Craigon, P. J., Sommerville, R., McMillan, C., Green, M., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.
The ability to measure stable and consistent behavioral traits in dogs would facilitate selection and assessment of working dogs, such as guide dogs. Ideally, these measures should predict suitability for the working role from a young age. This study assessed test-retest reliability of a juvenile...
Aspects of juvenile and adolescent environment predict aggression and fear in 12-month-old guide dogs
| Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A., Duffy, D. L.
Maturational changes in behavior, and the possible influence of the puppy-raising environment on behavioral development, were investigated in a total sample of 978 prospective guide dogs belonging to four different breeds/crosses. All dogs belonged to the same guide dog organization, and had...
Locking down the impact of New Zealand's COVID-19 alert level changes on pets
| Contributor(s):: Esam, F., Forrest, R., Waran, N.
The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on human-pet interactions within New Zealand, particularly during lockdown, was investigated via two national surveys. In Survey 1, pet owners (n = 686) responded during the final week of the five-week Alert Level 4 lockdown (highest level of restrictions -...