Dogs' Sociability, Owners' Neuroticism and Attachment Style to Pets as Predictors of Dog Aggression
| Contributor(s):: Elena Gobbo, Manja Zupan
A dog’s aggressive behavior is influenced by external and internal factors, including its psychological profile. In this study, dogs’ and owners’ personalities and the owners’ attachment style to their dogs were identified and associated with owner-reported dog...
Characterizing Human–Dog Attachment Relationships in Foster and Shelter Environments as a Potential Mechanism for Achieving Mutual Wellbeing and Success
| Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Thielke, Monique A.R. Udell
This study aimed to characterize attachment relationships between humans and dogs living in animal shelters or foster homes, and to contextualize these relationships in the broader canine attachment literature. In this study, 21 pairs of foster dogs and foster volunteers and 31 pairs of shelter...
Child-Dog Attachment, Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology: The Mediating Role of Positive and Negative Behaviours
| Contributor(s):: Hawkins, R. D., Robinson, C., Brodie, Z. P.
Emerging evidence suggests that pet dogs can offer features of a secure attachment which has been associated with healthy psychological development across the lifespan. Limited research has investigated the underpinning mechanisms that may contribute to the benefits and risks of child–dog...
Influences of Dog Attachment and Dog Walking on Reducing Loneliness during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Korea
| Contributor(s):: Lee, Hyung-Sook, Song, Jin-Gyeoung, Lee, Jeong-Yeon
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s lives and increased their vulnerability to physical and mental health hazards. While Korea has avoided nationwide lockdown measures since the COVID-19 outbreak, the prolonged restrictions and social isolation measures have resulted in detrimental...
Not So Different as Cats and Dogs: Companionship during the COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Shelly Volsche, Elizabeth Johnson
COVID- 19 lockdown provided a unique, in situ opportunity to probe caretaker experiences of living with companion animals during a stressful event. We launched an online survey in the United States that included standard demographic questions, questions related to household structures, and 25...
The Role of Oxytocin in the Dog–Owner Relationship
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Marshall-Pescini, Franka S. Schaebs, Alina Gaugg, Anne Meinert, Tobias Deschner, Friederike Range
Oxytocin (OT) is involved in multiple social bonds, from attachment between parents and offspring to “friendships”. Dogs are an interesting species in which to investigate the link between the oxytocinergic system and social bonds since they establish preferential bonds with their...
Owner-Reported Attachment and Behavior Characteristics of New Guinea Singing Dogs Living as Companion Animals
| Contributor(s):: Sumridge, Molly H., Suchak, Malini, Hoffman, Christy L.
Intraspecific and Interspecific Attachment Between Cohabitant Dogs and Human Caregivers
| Contributor(s):: Sipple, N., Thielke, L., Smith, A., Vitale, K. R., Udell, M. A. R.
Encounters with a canine other: performing domestication in transnational animal rescue and rehoming
| Contributor(s):: Schuurman, Nora
Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment
| Contributor(s):: Anne M. Gadomski, Melissa B. Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins
Background Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in children which in turn may mitigate childhood obesity. Objective To measure the association between child-dog attachment and child physical activity and screen time. Methods Cross-sectional study including...
A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder
Grau de apego dos proprietários com os animais de companhia segundo a Escala Lexington Attachment to Pets
| Contributor(s):: Maria de Fátima Martins, Paula Adriane Piccolo Pieruzzi, João Paulo Fernandes Santos, Márcio Antonio Brunetto, Viviane Murer Fruchi, Mônica Baptista Ciari, Márcio José da Rocha Luppi, Letícia Maria de Zoppa
A avaliação do grau de apego de proprietários com os seus cães e gatos é um importante recurso para o estudo da influência dos...
Pokušaj validacije adaptirane lexington skale privrženosti kućnim ljubimcima
| Contributor(s):: Jelena Levačić
Dosadašnja, uglavnom strana istraživanja, pokazala su kako ljudi sa svojim kućnim ljubimcima stvaraju čvrstu emocionalnu vezu iz koje, čini se, proizlaze brojne prednosti za čovjeka, kako na fizičkom tako i na psihološkom planu. U Hrvatskoj je privrženost kućnim ljubimcima...
Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Companions in Coping with Stress: How Men Are Impacted by Human–Animal Interaction Through Calling on a Memory of Play
| Contributor(s):: Mary Harlinger, Chris Blazina
The relationship between functional breed selection and attachment pattern in family dogs (canis familiaris)
| Contributor(s):: Lenkei, Rita, Carreiro, Cecília, Gácsi, Márta, Pongrácz, Péter
2021Applied Animal Behaviour Science2351052310168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105231text
Measuring Attachments Between Dogs and Their Owners
| Contributor(s):: Joanne Wilshaw
This thesis details the development and testing of a new scale for measuring human attachment to dogs which allows for the measurement of weaker attachment levels as well as stronger ones (the CDA scale). The correlation between dog-owner’s scores on the CDA scale and their dog’s...
Human-dog relationships as a working framework for exploring human-robot attachment: a multidisciplinary review
| Contributor(s):: Krueger, F., Mitchell, K. C., Deshpande, G., Katz, J. S.
Robotic agents will be life-long companions of humans in the foreseeable future. To achieve such successful relationships, people will likely attribute emotions and personality, assign social competencies, and develop a long-lasting attachment to robots. However, without a clear theoretical...
Attachment to Dogs and Cats in Germany. Translation of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) and description of the pet owning population in Germany
| Contributor(s):: Benedikt Hielscher, Udo Ganslouer, Ingo Froboese
Introduction: Attachment to pets has been shown to impact pet owners' (PO) physical health and quality of life. As no instrument for obtaining this kind of data currently exists in German, translating and validating the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) was the aim of this study....
"Dog Moms" Use Authoritative Parenting Styles
| Contributor(s):: Shelley Volsche, Peter Gray
Findings in human-animal interaction often includes the benefits of the relationship; however, pet relinquishment persists as a core issue within the field. Considering mismatches could be an explanation about relinquishment, this study was performed with the aim to design and to evaluate...
An Attachment Style Based Experimental Design to Maximize Dog Adoption Success
| Contributor(s):: Claire Weinman
Evolution and domestication have brought dogs very close to humans. Research has found numerous behavioral, cognitive, neurological, and physiological similarities between the two species. Additional research has found that humans and dogs can share cross-species attachments that are comparable...