Impact of COVID-19 on Service Dog Organizations
| Contributor(s):: Danny Benbassat, Abigail Konopasky, Michael Fox
The 2019 coronavirus pandemic led to federal, state, and local measures that paralyzed businesses across the nation. Among them were behavioral and mental health nonprofit organizations. The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of the pandemic on nonprofit programs that train and...
Who Is the Good Boy/Girl? Perspectives of French Handlers in AAI on the Selection of Their Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Alice Mignot, Gérard Leboucher, Véronique J. Servais, Karelle de Luca
Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) are well implemented in various health care settings; however, there is little data on the characteristics of the mediation dogs and their selection, which can influence the well-being of both the dogs and the beneficiaries. This study aims to gain a better...
Dog Guardians' Subjective Well-Being During Times of Stress and Crisis: A Diary Study of Affect During COVID-19
| Contributor(s):: Lori S. Hoy, Brigitte Stangl, Nigel Morgan
The impacts of companion animals on human well-being have been receiving increased media and research attention, especially in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, there have been calls for research to consider the major components of subjective well-being separately and for research...
Examining human-animal interactions and their effect on multidimensional frailty in later life: a scoping review
| Contributor(s):: Taeckens, A., Corcoran, M., Wang, K., Morris, K. N.
This scoping review sought to compile outcomes associated with any human-animal interaction study regarding adults aged 50 and older in any living context and concerning a multidimensional (i.e., physical, psychological, cognitive, and social) perspective of frailty. Despite our best attempts...
What Is Written on a Dog's Face? Evaluating the Impact of Facial Phenotypes on Communication between Humans and Canines
| Contributor(s):: Sexton, C. L., Buckley, C., Lieberfarb, J., Subiaul, F., Hecht, E. E., Bradley, B. J.
Facial phenotypes are significant in communication with conspecifics among social primates. Less is understood about the impact of such markers in heterospecific encounters. Through behavioral and physical phenotype analyses of domesticated dogs living in human households, this study aims to...
Is UK Puppy Purchasing Suffering a Long COVID Effect? Ongoing Negative Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic upon Puppy Purchase Motivations and Behaviours in 2021
| Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M. A., Brand, C. L., Belshaw, Z., Pegram, C. L., Dale, F., Stevens, K. B., O'Neill, D. G.
The COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in acquisitions of puppies in the UK, dubbed the "Pandemic Puppy" phenomenon. In addition to an increased demand for puppies, widespread changes to both why and how puppies were purchased during this period compared to pre-pandemic 2019 purchases...
Emergency Animal Boarding: A Social Return on Investment
| Contributor(s):: Ma, G. C., Ravulo, J., McGeown, U.
Companion animals play a central role in many families and are especially valued by those who are socially isolated. Crisis situations such as acute hospitalizations, homelessness, and natural disasters can make it difficult to preserve the human-animal bond and can result in animals being...
Dog assisted education in children with rheumatic diseases and adolescents with chronic pain in Germany
| Contributor(s):: Kiesewetter, J., Herbach, N., Landes, I., Mayer, J., Elgner, V., Orle, K., Grunow, A., Langkau, R., Gratzer, C., Jansson, A. F.
OBJECTIVES: Animal assisted intervention is an increasingly accepted tool to improve human well-being. The present study was performed to assess whether dog assisted education has a positive effect on children suffering from rheumatic disorders with pain and adolescents with chronic pain...
Machine learning based canine posture estimation using inertial data
| Contributor(s):: Marcato, M., Tedesco, S., O'Mahony, C., O'Flynn, B., Galvin, P.
The aim of this study was to design a new canine posture estimation system specifically for working dogs. The system was composed of Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) that are commercially available, and a supervised learning algorithm which was developed for different behaviours. Three IMUs,...
Considering Cats, Dogs, and Contradictions: Pets and Their Relational Influence on Experiences of Aging in Place
| Contributor(s):: Toohey, A. M.
The impact of auditory distraction on learning and task performance in working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Sheldon, Elizabeth L., Hart, Carla J., Mills, Daniel S., Soulsbury, Carl D., Sumner, Rebecca, Wilkinson, Anna
Dog caregivers' perceptions, motivations, and behaviours for feeding treats: A cross sectional study
| Contributor(s):: Nielson, S. A., Khosa, D. K., Clow, K. M., Verbrugghe, A.
Evaluation of Dog Presence as a Therapeutic Classroom Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Bultas, M. W., Rittiwong, T.
Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Human Health Promotion
| Contributor(s):: McDowall, S., Hazel, S. J., Cobb, M., Hamilton-Bruce, A.
Dogs may provide humans with a range of physical, mental and social benefits. Whilst there is growing scientific evidence of benefits to humans, there has been less focus on the impact to canine health, welfare and ethical considerations for the dogs. The importance of animal welfare is...
Pet ownership during the first 5 years after breast cancer diagnosis in the NEON-BC cohort
| Contributor(s):: Lopes-Conceição, L., Peleteiro, B., Araújo, N., Dias, T., Fontes, F., Pereira, S., Lunet, N.
BackgroundAlthough human–animal interactions (HAI) have been associated with health benefits, they have not been extensively studied among cancer patients nor which factors may influence HAI during cancer survivorship. Therefore, this study aims to describe pet ownership in a breast cancer...
What Makes Dog Owners Unique? Part 2
| Contributor(s):: Emily Flavin, Hayden Furcolo, Emily Proctor, Elena Stratis
The New Zealand Department of Conservation seeks to lessen the threat of domestic dogs to endangered coastal wildlife through awareness and intervention. Through behavioral observation, surveys, a Pet Expo, and a social media campaign, we hoped to offer the Department of Conservation new and...
Dog's Orienta. Intervenciones asistidas por un perro en el Plan de Actuaciones de la Orientadora educativa del centro escolar.
| Contributor(s):: Gema Cañizares Ciudad, María de la Encarnación Hernandez Terrer
El presente estudio trata sobre la incorporación de Intervenciones Asistidas por Animales (IAA) en el plan de actuaciones de una orientadora educativa. Se llevaron a cabo intervenciones asistidas por un perro debidamente seleccionado y entrenado. Se trabajó con alumnado de entre 3...
Social Contact in Shelter Dogs: Literature Review and Recommendations
| Contributor(s):: Christina Walthers, Lauren Faulkner, Allison Martin
Given the large number of dogs housed in animal shelters each year, it is important to consider how the shelter environment impacts a dog’s welfare. Providing shelter-housed dogs social contact with conspecifics can increase the welfare of the dogs and benefit the shelter by increasing...
Economical care for rabid dog bite | Dr. Omesh Kumar Bharti | TEDxKIITUniversity
| Contributor(s):: Omesh Kumar Bharti
A field epidemiologist by profession and a leader in medical research. With his life-changing work on economical care for rabid dog bite, he has turned the table for thousands of people. Recognized by the WHO and felicitated by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2019, he is...
The creative magic of black dogs | Emma O'Brien | TEDxPretoria
| Contributor(s):: Emma O'Brien
Creativity What it is, how do you nurture it and why it's important. Find out how Emma discovered the power of authenticity with her black dog photography series, and how having the courage to share one's creativity with the world opens up opportunities and brings about positive change....