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  1. Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and Affective Encounters: An Ethnographic Account of Medical Detection Dog–Trainer Relationships

    Contributor(s):: Holland, Katrina E.

    A relatively novel application of dogs’ olfactory capabilities involves training them to detect and alert to the odor of human diseases. Drawing on research using ethnographic methods of participant observation and semi-structured interviews at two medical detection dog training and research...

  2. Wanna See My Dog Pic? A Comparative Observational Study of the Presentation of Animals on Online Dating Profiles in Vienna and Tokyo

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    | Contributor(s):: Dürnberger, Christian, Springer, Svenja

    Online dating applications offer new ways for people to search for social contacts. While previous studies have indicated that the inclusion of animals in profiles can increase users’ dating success rates, the question of how many users display animals, and what kinds of animals are shown...

  3. Can a dog be jealous?

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    | Contributor(s):: Yaoguang Jiang, Annamarie W. Huttunen, Michael L. Platt

    Whether humans alone experience complex emotions like jealousy or envy remains hotly debated, partly because of the difficulty of measuring them without a verbal report. Cook, Berns and colleagues use functional brain imaging to identify in dogs neural responses very similar to those evoked by...

  4. Back to the Future: A Glance Over Wolf Social Behavior to Understand Dog–Human Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Giada Cordoni, Elisabetta Palagi

    This review focuses on wolf sociobiology to delineate the traits of cooperative baggage driven by natural selection (wolf-wolf cooperation) and better understand the changes obtained by artificial selection (dog-human cooperation). We selected some behaviors of the dog’s...

  5. The Role of Oxytocin in the Dog–Owner Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Marshall-Pescini, Franka S. Schaebs, Alina Gaugg, Anne Meinert, Tobias Deschner, Friederike Range

    Oxytocin (OT) is involved in multiple social bonds, from attachment between parents and offspring to “friendships”. Dogs are an interesting species in which to investigate the link between the oxytocinergic system and social bonds since they establish preferential bonds with their...

  6. 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.

  7. Animal and human emotion: Concepts and methodologies

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    | Contributor(s):: Cátia Correia Caeiro

    The human-dog relationship is particularly interesting for the study of emotions. The underlying concepts need to be made explicit and methods need to be adapted to the characteristics of the species studied as well as the shortcomings of the human experimenter’s perception.

  8. Here Doggy! It's Prayer Time: The Relationship Between God, Man, and Dog in the Fourteenth-century Margaret Hours

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    | Contributor(s):: Efi Mosseri

    A high degree of intimacy between humans and other animals is expressed in the keeping of animals as pet companions. This practice was common as early as Ancient Greece and Rome and regained popularity during the thirteenth century. In this period, dogs began to play a vital role in domestic...

  9. Encounters with a canine other: performing domestication in transnational animal rescue and rehoming

    | Contributor(s):: Schuurman, Nora

  10. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

    | Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder

  11. Le chien : un loup domestiqué pour communiquer avec l'homme : l'agressivité du chien

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    | Contributor(s):: Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Il est établi, sur la base des recherches en archéozoologie et en génétique moléculaire, que le loup serait le principal ancêtre du chien et que la domestication se serait produite il y a 14000 ou 15000 ans, soit 5000 ans avant la domestication d'une...

  12. Scavengers of the In-between: Feminist Ruminations on Dogs, Love, and Pragmatism

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    | Contributor(s):: Catherine Bailey

    Western philosophy’s frequent conflation and denigration of animals, human others, embodiment and emotions has been powerfully documented over the past many decades. I explore the impact of this fear and loathing of the body, a somatophobia that infects much of the Western...

  13. The Translation and Validation of the Dutch Monash Dog–Owner Relationship Scale (MDORS)

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    | Contributor(s):: Emmy A.E. van Houtert, Nienke Endenburg, Joris J. Wijnker, T. Bas Rodenburg, Hein A. van Lith, Eric Vermetten

    The Monash Dog–Owner Relationship Scale (MDORS) is a questionnaire that is used to evaluate the perceived relationship between humans and their dog. This questionnaire was originally only formulated and validated in English, which limits its use among non-English speaking individuals....

  14. Utilitarianism for animals, Kantianism for people? Harming animals and humans for the greater good

    | Contributor(s):: Caviola, Lucius, Kahane, Guy, Everett, Jim A. C., Teperman, Elliot, Savulescu, Julian, Faber, Nadira S.

  15. Dog-Directed Parenting Styles Mirror Dog Owners’ Orientations Toward Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Herwijnen, Ineke R. van, Borg, Joanne A. M. van der, Naguib, Marc, Beerda, Bonne

    Parents raise children in consistent ways, and these parenting styles affect child wellbeing and societal adjustment. Recently, we identified such parenting styles in the owner–dog relationship. Dog owners of the authoritarian- correction orientated (AUC) type stand out for demandingness....

  16. Dog-directed parenting styles predict verbal and leash guidance in dog owners and owner-directed attention in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: van Herwijnen, Ineke R., van der Borg, Joanne A. M., Naguib, Marc, Beerda, Bonne

    Dog-directed parenting is an aspect of the owner-dog relationship that describes the overarching emotional sphere in which the dog’s guidance and training take place. How dog-directed parenting styles express in specific owner-dog interactions is presently unknown. However, such knowledge can...

  17. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Powell, Kate M. Edwards, Adrian Bauman, Adam J. Guastella, Bradley Drayton, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Paul McGreevy

    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...

  18. Dogs on the Frontier: Human-Canine Relationships in Central Kentucky, 1770-1792

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrew P Patrick

    Dogs played utilitarian roles, as hunting partners, sentries and trackers that provided assistance in the difficult physical landscape, but they also filled setters’ less obvious, psychological needs by serving as companions or by helping humans assert their dominance over the threats...

  19. A Longitudinal Study of Decision Making in the Process of Acquiring a Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Vink, Lonneke M., Dijkstra, Arie, Epstude, Kai

    To prevent potential problems in the relationship between people and their dogs, it is important to engage in a thoughtful decision-making process with regard to acquiring a dog. To map the most important elements in the decision-making process, a social cognitive model was applied using seven...

  20. Approach behaviour of shelter dogs and its relationships with the attitudes of shelter staff to dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Arhant, Christine, Troxler, Josef

    The behaviour of animals towards humans is widely used to assess human–animal relationship and welfare in livestock. The aim of this study was to develop an approach test for dogs that is feasible in a surveillance setting, shows stability over a given time period and has good...