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  1. Therapy Dogs' and Handlers' Behavior and Salivary Cortisol During Initial Visits in a Complex Medical Institution: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Clark, S. D., Smidt, J. M., Bauer, B. A.

  2. Emotions in dogs being petted by a familiar or unfamiliar person: Validating behavioural indicators of emotional states using heart rate variability

    Contributor(s):: Kuhne, Franziska, Hößler, Johanna C., Struwe, Rainer

    Although physical human–dog interactions have an important influence on the human–dog relationship, few studies have proposed the key factors of physical human–dog contact affecting the well-being of dogs. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the effect of physical human–dog contact on the...

  3. Tools for Managing Feline Problem Behaviours: Owner understanding and involvement

    Contributor(s):: Halls, V.

  4. Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The Cleveland County Hearts and Hooves program was started because a parent of a child with a disability saw a need in the community to provide the opportunity to participate in a horseback riding program designed to meet individual needs. Program participants are students at North Shelby...

  5. Behavioral synchronization and affiliation: Dogs exhibit human-like skills

    | Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Gaunet, F.

  6. Human-animal emotional contagion and client communication

    | Contributor(s):: Milani, M.

    2017Can Vet J58121329-13300008-5286 (Print)0008-5286engDr. Milani is a behavior and bond practitioner, teacher, and author of several books on the interaction of animal behavior, health, and the human-animal relationship.text

  7. Emerging SAESA communication challenges

    | Contributor(s):: Milani, M.

  8. What drives cat-owner behaviour? First steps towards limiting domestic-cat impacts on native wildlife

    | Contributor(s):: MacDonald, E., Milfont, T., Gavin, M.

    Context. Cats can have substantial negative impacts on native wildlife. To harness the collective conservation impact of owners keeping cats inside, advocacy campaigns need to be based on empirical evidence regarding potential drivers to change cat-owner behaviour. Aims. We assessed the degree to...

  9. The Bee-haviour of Scientists: An Analogy of Science from the World of Bees

    | Contributor(s):: Trubody, Ben

  10. Animal Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Tonya N., Scalzo, Rachel, Butler, Erin, Stauffer, Megan, Farah, Yara N., Perez, Scott, Mainor, Kristen, Clark, Cathryn, Miller, Stacy, Kobylecky, Alicia, Coviello, Laura

  11. A reply to Helvenston and Hodgson, and Neely

    | Contributor(s):: Shipman, Pat

  12. Wild thing, I think I love you. The importance of animals in human evolution: a comment on Shipman

    | Contributor(s):: Helvenston, Patricia A., Hodgson, Derek

  13. Wolves and monogamy. A comment on Shipman

    | Contributor(s):: Neely, Sharlotte

  14. How Well Can Animals Converse?

    | Contributor(s):: Gardner, Martin

  15. To Go to the Dogs, or: Against Being Dead Serious

    | Contributor(s):: Penzinger, Christine

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

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

  17. Reduction of phobic behaviour for animals in a boy with mental retardation

    | Contributor(s):: Arntzen, Erik, Almås, Inger Karin

    Presents a treatment programme to eliminate phobic behavior in an 11-yr-old mentally retarded boy when confronted with different animals, such as dogs, cats, cows, birds, horses, sheep, and rabbits. The intention was to determine the number of different types of dogs required to reach the desired...

  18. Grief for pets - Part 1: Overview and some false assumptions

    | Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.

    Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is a significant stressor for many veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how pet loss affects clients, and how best to communicate with grieving clients. Moreover, many veterinary practices do not take a comprehensive...

  19. Equine assisted social work as a mean for authentic relations between clients and staff

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    | Contributor(s):: Catharina Carlsson, Daniel Nilsson Ranta, Bente Traeen

    The purpose of this study was to explore, by qualitative methods, the meaning of equine-assisted social work (EASW) both to young women with self-harm problems and their staff in residential treatment. Data were collected by in-depth interviews with eight staff members and nine clients....

  20. Gaze alternation in dogs and toddlers in an unsolvable task: evidence of an audience effect

    | Contributor(s):: Marshall-Pescini, S., Colombo, E., Passalacqua, C., Merola, I., Prato-Previde, E.

    Dogs have been shown to use human-directed gazing behaviour and gaze alternation in numerous contexts; however, it is still unclear whether this behaviour can be considered an intentional and referential communicative act. In the current study, adult dogs and preverbal toddlers were tested using...