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  1. Developing and Assessing the Validity of a Scale to Assess Pet Dog Quality of Life: Lincoln P-QoL

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Beverley J. Brown, Daniel S. Mills

    There has been little investment in exploring the impact of the child-dog relationship on the dog. Since child-dog interactions can pose potentially serious threats to a dog’s physical and psychological health, as well as the wider satisfaction of the owner with their dog, we describe...

  2. The Impact of Animals with Struggling Readers

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Heyer

    The purpose of this thesis was to evaluate the impact that dogs have with students that struggle with reading. Several programs have been implemented where students spend time reading books to dogs. During these reading sessions, students tend to be more relaxed and confident with their...

  3. Revisiting a Previously Validated Temperament Test in Shelter Dogs, Including an Examination of the Use of Fake Model Dogs to Assess Conspecific Sociability

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    | Contributor(s):: Shanis Barnard, Danielle Kennedy, Reuben Watson, Paola Valsecchi, Gareth Arnott

    This study assessed the feasibility and reproducibility of a previously validated temperament test (TT) for shelter dogs. The test was developed to measure dog behaviour in the kennel, and traits of sociability towards people and other dogs, docility to leash, playfulness, cognitive skills, and...

  4. Sex differences in the herding styles of working sheepdogs and their handlers

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin Kydd, Paul McGreevy

    Working sheepdog trials test the attributes of dogs as well as the dogmanship and stockmanship skills of handlers. They generally include standard elements such as outrun, lift, fetch, drive, shed, pen and single to test all facets of the work that dogs perform on a farm. While both male and...

  5. The Welfare of Pig-Hunting Dogs in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Bronwyn Orr, Richard Malik, Jacqui Norris, Mark Westman

    Hunting feral pigs using dogs is a popular recreational activity in Australia. Dogs are used to flush, chase, bail, and hold feral pigs, and their use for these activities is legal in some states and territories and illegal in others. However, there is little knowledge about the health and...

  6. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Nursing Student Anxiety

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    | Contributor(s):: Della Anderson

    College students have high levels of stress, anxiety, and loneliness (Stewart , Dispenza, Parker, Chang, & Cunnien, 2014). College campus counselors strive to combat this stress and meet student needs through creative solutions (Stewart et al., 2014). Nursing student stress has a major...

  7. Do we understand what it means for dogs to experience emotion?

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    | Contributor(s):: Lasana T. Harris

    Psychologists who study humans struggle to agree on a definition of emotion, falling primarily into two camps. Though recent neuroscience advances are beginning to settle this ancient debate, it cannot solve the private-language problem at the heart of inferences about social cognition. This...

  8. Increased Flight Initiation Distance (FID) in Golden Marmots (Marmota caudata aurea) Responding to Domestic Dogs in A Landscape of Human Disturbance

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    | Contributor(s):: Muhammad Zaman, Bryony A. Tolhurst, Mengyan Zhu, Guangshun Jiang

    Humans and dogs initiate measurable escape responses in wild animals including flight initiation distance (FID), with potentially negative consequences. Golden marmots are important prey for endangered carnivores and are subject to human persecution including via marmot baiting with dogs. We...

  9. Smartphone-Based Inertial Odometry for Blind Walkers

    | Contributor(s):: Ren, Peng, Elyasi, Fatemeh, Manduchi, Roberto

  10. Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention

    | Contributor(s):: Woodward, Steven H., Jamison, Andrea L., Gala, Sasha, Lawlor, Catherine, Villasenor, Diana, Tamayo, Gisselle, Puckett, Melissa

  11. The Perceived Impact of The First UK COVID-19 Lockdown on Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour: A Mixed-Method Study of Associations with Owner Mental Health

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Shahab, Lion, Ratschen, Elena, Toner, Paul, Kale, Dimitra, Reeve, Catherine, Mills, Daniel S.

  12. The effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on autonomic and endocrine activity in adults with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Wijker, Carolien, Kupper, Nina, Leontjevas, Ruslan, Spek, Annelies, Enders-Slegers, Marie-Jose

  13. Healthy, Active Aging for People and Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: McCune, Sandra, Promislow, Daniel

  14. The New Era of Canine Science: Reshaping Our Relationships With Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: MacLean, Evan L., Fine, Aubrey, Herzog, Harold, Strauss, Eric, Cobb, Mia L.

  15. Is There a Correlation Between Dog Obesity and Human Obesity? Preliminary Findings of Overweight Status Among Dog Owners and Their Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Linder, Deborah E., Santiago, Sasha, Halbreich, Eli D.

  16. Dog training as a complementary intervention to support Veteran mental health and well-being: A scoping review

    | Contributor(s):: Van Buiten, Hannah, Flynn, Erin, Morris, Kevin N.

  17. Factors influencing owner-reported approaches to training dogs enrolled in the Generation Pup longitudinal study

    | Contributor(s):: Woodward, Joshua L., Casey, Rachel A., Lord, Michelle S., Kinsman, Rachel H., Da Costa, Rosa E. P., Knowles, Toby G., Tasker, Séverine, Murray, Jane K.

  18. Restless nights? Nocturnal activity as a useful indicator of adaptability of shelter housed dogs

    | Contributor(s):: van der Laan, Janneke Elisabeth, Vinke, Claudia Maureen, van der Borg, Joanne Antonia Maria, Arndt, Saskia Stefanie

  19. Risk-factors associated with veterinary-related fear and aggression in owned domestic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Stellato, Anastasia C., Flint, Hannah E., Dewey, Cate E., Widowski, Tina M., Niel, Lee

  20. Dog behaviour classification with movement sensors placed on the harness and the collar

    | Contributor(s):: Kumpulainen, Pekka, Cardó, Anna Valldeoriola, Somppi, Sanni, Törnqvist, Heini, Väätäjä, Heli, Majaranta, Päivi, Gizatdinova, Yulia, Hoog Antink, Christoph, Surakka, Veikko, Kujala, Miiamaaria V., Vainio, Outi, Vehkaoja, Antti