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  1. Dog walk frequency and duration: Analysis of a cohort of dogs up to 15 months of age

    Contributor(s):: Kinsman, Rachel H., Main, Kate E., Casey, Rachel A., Da Costa, Rosa E. P., Owczarczak-Garstecka, Sara C., Knowles, Toby G., Tasker, Séverine, Murray, Jane K.

    Regular exercise for dogs has health and welfare benefits. This study sought to address a gap in existing research regarding what constitutes ‘common’ age-specific walking practices by owners of young dogs, and how these practices change as the dogs reach adulthood. Dog owners living in the United...

  2. Owner perception of problem behaviours in dogs aged 6 and 9-months

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

    Problem behaviours may lead to compromised welfare, risk of relinquishment and euthanasia for dogs, as well as distress and safety issues for owners. This study used data provided by 1111 UK and Republic of Ireland participants in the ‘Generation Pup’ longitudinal study of canine health and...

  3. Pets Are Associated with Fewer Peer Problems and Emotional Symptoms, and Better Prosocial Behavior: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

    Contributor(s):: Christian, H., Mitrou, F., Cunneen, R., Zubrick, S. R.

  4. Long-term stress levels are synchronized in dogs and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Sundman, A. S., Van Poucke, E., Svensson Holm, A. C., Faresjö, Å, Theodorsson, E., Jensen, P., Roth, L. S. V.

  5. Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion Among Veterans: Results of a Longitudinal Control Study

    Contributor(s):: Bergen-Cico, D., Smith, Y., Wolford, K., Gooley, C., Hannon, K., Woodruff, R., Spicer, M., Gump, B.

    Objectives: The aims of this study were to measure the potential impact of a therapeutic dog ownership and training program for Veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Design: The study used a quasi-experimental design with two cohorts of Veterans-a dog owner-trainer intervention and a...

  6. Preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., Rodriguez, K. E.

    ObjectivePsychiatric service dogs are an emerging complementary treatment for military members and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet despite anecdotal accounts of their value, there is a lack of empirical research on their efficacy. The current proof-of-concept study...

  7. Pain, fatigue, function and participation among long-term manual wheelchair users partnered with a mobility service dog

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Gagnon, D. H., Dumont, F.

  8. Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R., Bures, R. M.

  9. Acquiring a dog and walking it: a preliminary examination of the possible physical activity and health benefits

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    | Contributor(s):: Nikolina M. Duvall Antonacopoulos, Timothy A. Pychyl

    In light of the detrimental health consequences associated with insufficient physical activity, there is growing concern about the low percentage of adults who are sufficiently active. Given that some researchers have recommended that acquiring a dog should be promoted as a means of increasing...

  10. "Walking the dog" to enhance postoperative recovery

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, Cynthia W.

  11. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study: establishing an observational cohort study with translational relevance for human health

    | Contributor(s):: Guy, M. K., Page, R. L., Jensen, W. A., Olson, P. N., Haworth, J. D., Searfoss, E. E., Brown, D. E.

  12. Combined exposure to dog and indoor pollution: incident asthma in a high-risk birth cohort

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlsten, C., Brauer, M., Dimich-Ward, H., Dybuncio, A., Becker, A. B., Chan-Yeung, M.

    The impact of single exposures on asthma development is better understood than the effect of multiple exposures. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of combined early exposure to dog allergen (Can-f1) plus indoor nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or environmental tobacco smoke...

  13. Does dog-ownership influence seasonal patterns of neighbourhood-based walking among adults? A longitudinal study

    | Contributor(s):: Lail, P., McCormack, G. R., Rock, M.

  14. Dog ownership during pregnancy, maternal activity, and obesity: a cross-sectional study

    | Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Liu, J., Heron, J., Ness, A. R., Bundred, P., Gaskell, R. M., German, A. J., McCune, S., Dawson, S.

  15. Four-year incidence of allergic sensitization among schoolchildren in a community where allergy to cat and dog dominates sensitization: report from the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden Study Group

    | Contributor(s):: Ronmark, E., Perzanowski, M., Platts-Mills, T., Lundback, B.

  16. Opposing effects of cat and dog ownership and allergic sensitization on eczema in an atopic birth cohort

    | Contributor(s):: Epstein, T. G., Bernstein, D. I., Levin, L., Khurana Hershey, G. K., Ryan, P. H., Reponen, T., Villareal, M., Lockey, J. E., Lemasters, G. K.

  17. Personal endotoxin exposure in a panel study of school children with asthma

    | Contributor(s):: Delfino, R. J., Staimer, N., Tjoa, T.

  18. Hearing dogs: a longitudinal study of social and psychological effects on deaf and hard-of-hearing recipients

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    | Contributor(s):: Guest, C. M., Collis, G. M., McNicholas, J.

    The organization Hearing Dogs for Deaf People provides assistance dogs that alert their deaf or hard-of-hearing recipients to key sounds, thus increasing their independence and also providing companionship. Fifty-one recipients took part in a longitudinal study to monitor the dogs' working...

  19. Survival following an acute coronary syndrome: a pet theory put to the test

    | Contributor(s):: Parker, G. B., Gayed, A., Owen, C. A., Hyett, M. P., Hilton, T. M., Heruc, G. A.

  20. A new look at pet-facilitated therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M., Katcher, A. H.