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  1. Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study

    Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.

    The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...

  2. Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment

    Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.

    We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...

  3. An investigation of the Rusbult Investment Model of commitment in relationships with pets

    Contributor(s):: Baker, Z. G., Petit, W. E., Brown, C. M.

    The present research examines relationships between people and their pets through the lens of the Rusbult Investment Model. The Rusbult Investment Model identifies important antecedents to commitment in a relationship: satisfaction with the relationship, quality of alternatives to the...

  4. Local Attitudes towards Bear Management after Illegal Feeding and Problem Bear Activity

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    Contributor(s):: Sara Dubois, David Fraser

    The “pot bears” received international media attention in 2010 after police discovered the intentional feeding of over 20 black bears during the investigation of an alleged marijuana-growing operation in Christina Lake, British Columbia, Canada. A two-phase random digit dialing survey...

  5. The prevalence and implications of human-animal co-sleeping in an Australian sample

    Contributor(s):: Smith, B., Thompson, K., Clarkson, L., Dawson, D.

    Sleep research is characterized by an interest in humans, with the realm of animal sleep left largely to ethologists and animal scientists. However, the lives of sleep-study participants and those with sleep problems frequently involve animals. For the majority of the population in developed...

  6. Social dimensions of the human-avian bond: parrots and their persons

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, P. K.

    Though birds are among the most popular companion animals in the United States, little scholarly research has focused on the human- companion parrot relationship. This study uses an ethnographic approach and qualitative analysis to examine the parrot-pet owner relationship. Two and one half weeks...

  7. The relationship between types of human-animal interaction and attitudes about animals: an exploratory study

    Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K.

    Existing theory and research suggests that understanding the nuances of particular instantiations of human-animal relationships is important in promoting positive, mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals. One such aspect of human-animal interaction (HAI) involves species of...

  8. 'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs

    Contributor(s):: Harding, S.

  9. Animals in war, animals on war: new perspectives from a theater of species

    Contributor(s):: Chaudhuri, U.

  10. Attitudes of dairy farmers toward cow welfare in relation to housing, management and productivity

    Contributor(s):: Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Vesala, K. M.

  11. Attitudes toward animals among German children and adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Binngiesser, J., Wilhelm, C., Randler, C.

  12. Development and testing of an on-farm welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats

    Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Stubsjoen, S. M., Valle, P. S.

  13. Human-animal relationships at sheep and cattle abattoirs

    Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Rice, M., Hemsworth, P. H.

  14. Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: assessment of pain and provision of veterinary treatment (Part II)

    Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Valle, P. S.

  15. Companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Corr, S. A.

  16. Bystander apathy in animal abuse cases: exploring barriers to child and adolescent intervention

    Contributor(s):: Arluke, A.

  17. Does diversionary feeding create nuisance bears and jeopardize public safety?

    Contributor(s):: Rogers, L. L.

  18. Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: attitudes and empathy towards goats (Part I)

    Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Tufte, P. A., Skjerve, E., Valle, P. S.

  19. Mixed-breed guarding dogs reduce conflict between goat herders and native carnivores in Patagonia

    Contributor(s):: Gonzalez, A., Novaro, A., Funes, M., Pailacura, O., Bolgeri, M. J., Walker, S.

  20. Some successful methods to mitigate conflicts caused by common ravens in an industrial environment

    Contributor(s):: Merrell, R. J.