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  1. 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...

  2. Psycho-Behavioural Changes in Dogs Treated with Corticosteroids: A Clinical Behaviour Perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Notari, Lorella, Kirton, Roxane, Mills, Daniel S.

    Arousal and distress are often important factors in problematic behaviours, and endogenous corticosteroids are important mediators in the associated stress responses. Exogenous corticosteroid treatments have been reported to change behaviour in human patients and laboratory animals, with...

  3. Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners

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    | 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-...

  4. The Effects of Bonding with a Canine on Bereavement Following the Loss of a Family Member

    | Contributor(s):: Turab, Mahwish A.

  5. Effects of pre-conditioning on behavior and physiology of horses during a standardised learning task

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    | Contributor(s):: Kate Fenner, Holly Webb, Melissa J. Starling, Rafael Freire, Petra Buckley, Paul D. McGreevy

    Rein tension is used to apply pressure to control both ridden and unridden horses. The pressure is delivered by equipment such as the bit, which may restrict voluntary movement and cause changes in behavior and physiology. Managing the effects of such pressure on arousal level and behavioral...

  6. The psychosocial influence of companion animals on positive and negative affect during the COVID-19 pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Currin-McCulloch, J., Bussolari, C., Packman, W., Erdman, P.

  7. Hootie's Horse Haven

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    Hooties Horse Haven is a ranch dedicated to helping people fulfill their dreams and reach their goals.

  8. Null effects of therapy dog interaction on adolescent anxiety during a laboratory-based social evaluative stressor

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Anderson, E. C., King, E. K., Urry, H. L.

  9. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, K., Hamilton, A. L.

  10. Behavioural fear and heart rate responses of horses after exposure to novel objects: Effects of habituation

    | Contributor(s):: Leiner, Lisa, Fendt, Markus

    The emotion fear promotes the fitness of wild animals. In a farm environment, exaggerated fear, e.g., in horses, can cause several problems. Therefore, knowledge about fear in horses helps to prevent or to handle potential fear-inducing situations. The present study investigated which behavioural...

  11. Attachment Style Is Related to Quality of Life for Assistance Dog Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: White, N., Mills, D., Hall, S.

    Attachment styles have been shown to affect quality of life. Growing interest in the value of companion animals highlights that owning a dog can also affect quality of life, yet little research has explored the role of the attachment bond in affecting the relationship between dog ownership and...

  12. What is suffering in animals?

    | Contributor(s):: Weary, D. M., Appleby, M. C., Sandoe, P.

    In much of the recent animal welfare literature the word 'suffering' is used simply as an adjunct (as in 'pain and suffering') or to emphasize that the animal consciously perceives pain or some other negative affect. A stronger usage of the term implies that the negative feelings are prolonged,...

  13. Treating Distressed Animals as Participants: I Know Responses in Veterinarians' Pet-Directed Talk

    | Contributor(s):: MacMartin, Clare, Coe, Jason B., Adams, Cindy L.

  14. And then the dog died

    | Contributor(s):: Kaufman, Kenneth R., Kaufman, Nathaniel D.

    Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement. Childhood pet bereavement is no less important, because the pet is often considered a member...

  15. Attachment styles impact on pet visitation effectiveness

    | Contributor(s):: Colby, Patrcia M., Sherman, Angela

    Examined the effects of attachment style (secure, anxious-ambivalent, dismissive avoidant, or fearful avoidant) on the subjective well-being of institutionalized older adults participating in a dog visitation program. The participants were 52 residents of an assisted living facility, aged 58-98...

  16. Anxiety and related symptoms in older persons with dementia: directions for practice

    | Contributor(s):: McClive-Reed, Kimberly P., Gellis, Zvi D.

  17. Effects of horseback riding and contact with horses on mood change and heart rate

    | Contributor(s):: Honda, Asako, Yamazaki, Katuo

  18. Ultrasonic vocalizations as indicators of welfare for laboratory rats ( Rattus norvegicus )

    | Contributor(s):: Burman, O. H. P., Ilyat, A., Jones, G., Mendl, M.

    Adult laboratory rats produce two distinct types of ultrasonic vocalization (USV) that appear to reflect the caller's emotional state, either positive (50 kHz) or negative (22 kHz). If these calls can influence the emotional state and related behaviour of group-mates, then such calls may act as...

  19. Pet ownership, type of pet and socio-emotional development of school children

    | Contributor(s):: Vidovic, V. V., Stetic, V. V., Bratko, D.

    The current study was designed to compare the socio-emotional characteristics of school children pet owners and children without pets and to examine whether the type of pet is a variable which can differentiate the socio-emotional development of their owners. The subjects, 425 girls and 401 boys,...

  20. The effect of behavioral therapy on dog phobia response patterns

    | Contributor(s):: Hoffmann, W. A., Odendaal, J. S. J.

    Phobic fear can be regarded as an emotional response syndrome consisting of three groups of response patterns, namely cognitive-affective, motor-behavioral and physiological. In the present study, female students were assigned to two groups: an experimental group consisting of participants...