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...
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-...
Evaluating Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes in Conjunction with the Secure Base Effect for Dogs in Shelter and Foster Environments
| Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Thielke, Monique A. R. Udell
Although it is widely accepted that dogs and humans form attachment relationships, characterizing attachment styles in dogs has only recently received attention in the literature. Previous research has shown that pet dogs display patterns of behavior in an attachment test that can be classified...
Men and their dogs: A new understanding of man's best friend
| Contributor(s):: Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Social factors influencing cortisol modulation in dogs during a strange situation procedure
| Contributor(s):: Schöberl, Iris, Beetz, Andrea, Solomon, Judith, Wedl, Manuela, Gee, Nancy, Kotrschal, Kurt
Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog–human and horse–human attachment bonds
| Contributor(s):: Payne, Elyssa, DeAraugo, Jodi, Bennett, Pauleen, McGreevy, Paul
Should dogs and cats be given as gifts?
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Dolan, E. D., Garrison, L., Hong, J., Slater, M.
Policies that state dogs and cats should not be adopted as gifts are prevalent at animal welfare organizations, despite the fact that this belief is unfounded. Denying adopters who intend to give the animals as gifts may unnecessarily impede the overarching goal of increasing the rate of...
Current perspectives on attachment and bonding in the dog–human dyad
| Contributor(s):: Payne, Elyssa, Bennett, Pauleen C., McGreevy, Paul D.
This article reviews recent research concerning dog–human relationships and how attributes that arise from them can be measured. It highlights the influence of human characteristics on dog behavior, and consequently, the dog–human bond. Of particular importance are the influences of...
“Not just a dog”: An attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs
| Contributor(s):: Kwong, Marilyn, Bartholomew, Kim
We explored individuals' relationships with an assistance dog from an attachment-theory perspective. We used both inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants who had lost an assistance dog to retirement or death. Analyses revealed attachment...
Pet dog ownership in families of children with autism: Children's social skills and attachment to their dogs
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K.
This study compared the social skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who lived with dogs and those who did not live with dogs. Interaction with dogs was investigated in this population, along with the attachment of those children who lived with dogs. This cross-sectional, descriptive...
From interspecific attachment relationship to human directed aggression
| Contributor(s):: Gácsi, M.
Owners as a secure base for their dogs
| Contributor(s):: Mariti, Chiara, Ricci, Eva, Zilocchi, Marcella, Gazzano, Angelo
Human Analogue Safe Haven Effect of the Owner: Behavioural and Heart Rate Response to Stressful Social Stimuli in Dogs
| Contributor(s):: M. Gácsi, K. Maros, S. Sernkvist, T. Faragó, A. Miklósi
The secure base and safe haven effects of the attachment figure are central features of the human attachment theory. Recently, conclusive evidence for human analogue attachment behaviours in dogs has been provided, however, the owner’s security-providing role in danger has not been directly...
Assessment of dog-human attachment using Ainsworth's Strange Situation test
| Contributor(s):: Seman, M., Kottferova, J., Jakuba, T., Haladova, E., Fejsakova, M., Matos, R.
A human psychological test of Ainsworth's Strange Situation (ASS) was used to investigate the state of emotional attachment in dog-human relationship. Ten adult dog-owner pairs were observed in an unfamiliar test room, introduced to a human stranger and subjected to 8 short episodes. The dogs...
Cremation services upon the death of a companion animal: views of service providers and service users
| Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A.
Preferences for infant facial features in pet dogs and cats
| Contributor(s):: Archer, J., Monton, S.
A set of infant features (large forehead, large and low-lying eyes, and bulging cheeks), were described in classical ethology as social releasers, simple stimuli that evoke a stereotyped response, in this case nurturing. We assessed the attractiveness of such features in the faces of dogs or cats...
Relationship between attachment to owners and separation anxiety in pet dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris )
| Contributor(s):: Valli Parthasarathy, Sharon L. Crowell-Davis
Dogs’ dysfunctional attachment relationships with their owners are assumed to be the underlying cause of separation anxiety. Thirty-two dogs with and 43 dogs without owner-reported separation anxiety (SA) participated in a formal attachment test (AT). After the AT, the dogs were videotaped for 30...
Pets, pet ownership and animal control: social and psychological attitudes, 1975
| Contributor(s):: Wilbur, R. H.
The euthanasia decision
| Contributor(s):: Mitchener, K. L.
Attachment behavior in dogs (Canis familiaris): A new application of Ainsworth's (1969) Strange Situation Test
| Contributor(s):: Topál, József, Miklósi, Ádám, Csányi, Vilmos, Dóka, Antal