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  1. Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Hannah F. Wright, Daniel S. Mills

    There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...

  2. The Epistemic Irresponsibility of the Subjects-of-a-Life Account

    | Contributor(s):: Tanner, Julia

  3. His bark is worse than his bite: perceptions and rationalization of canine aggressive behavior

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel Orritt, Harriet Gross, Todd Hogue

    Qualitative methods are increasingly used to investigate the complexities of the dog-human relationship. In order to inform a larger study of human dog interaction, a focus group study was carried out to address the question 'How is aggressive behavior in dogs perceived and rationalized by...

  4. Behaviour and beyond: three ways to examine dog cognitive processing

    | Contributor(s):: Tiffani J. Howell

    Dog cognition research relies heavily on behavioural approaches in order to determine the nature and extent of dog cognitive abilities. These behavioural data have greatly advanced current understanding of dog cognitive abilities. While there has been much research exploring how dogs respond in...

  5. Dogs' social referencing towards owners and strangers.

    | Contributor(s):: Merola, Isabella, Prato-Previde, Emanuela, Marshall-Pescini, Sarah

  6. The human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Hedges, S.

  7. Genetic engineering and other factors that might affect human-animal interactions in the research setting

    | Contributor(s):: Comber, J., Griffin, G.

    Evidence exists, particularly in the welfare literature of nonhuman animals on the farm, that the interaction between nonhuman animals and the personnel who care for them can have a strong effect on the animals' behavior, productivity, and welfare. Among species commonly used for biomedical...

  8. Acculturation - perceptions of breed differences in behavior of the dog (Canis familiaris)

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    | Contributor(s):: Tracey Clarke, Jonathan Cooper, Daniel Mills

    This study borrows the concept of acculturation from Social Anthropology to explore human perception of breed behavior in domestic dogs. A core component of acculturation studies is the contact hypothesis. This concept proposes that once culturally diverse individuals come into contact with...

  9. Does personality, delinquency, or mating effort necessarily dictate a preference for an aggressive dog?

    | Contributor(s):: Egan, V., MacKenzie, J.

    The current study investigated the relationship between dimensions of personality, self-reports of delinquency, mating effort, and the desire to own a dog perceived as aggressive. Seven common breeds of dog were rated by 235 participants living within the UK and North America, using an online...

  10. Effects of presence of a familiar pet dog on regional cerebral activity in healthy volunteers: a positron emission tomography study

    | Contributor(s):: Sugawara, A., Masud, M. M., Yokoyama, A., Mizutani, W., Watanuki, S., Yanai, K., Itoh, M., Tashiro, M.

    This study investigated the effects of the presence of a familiar pet dog on brain activity and psychophysiology in human volunteers. Fourteen participants (2 men, 12 women; mean age ± SD = 43.0 ± 10.8 years) were enrolled in the study. Uptake...

  11. Human perceptions of coat color as an indicator of domestic cat personality

    | Contributor(s):: Delgado, M. M., Munera, J. D., Reevy, G. M.

    Associations between mammalian coat color and behavior have been investigated in a number of species, most notably the study of silver foxes by the Institute of Cytology and Genetics at the Russian Academy of Sciences. However, the few studies conducted regarding a potential relation between...

  12. Increasing trend of damaging bird strikes with aircraft outside the airport boundary: implications for mitigation measures

    | Contributor(s):: Dolbeer, R. A.

  13. Landowner attitudes toward introduced wild turkeys in northwestern Minnesota

    | Contributor(s):: Parent, C. J., Goodwin, B. J., Dunton, E. M.

  14. The effect of priming on perceptions of dog breed traits

    | Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L., Morrison, D. J., Hepper, P. G.

    This study examined whether priming cues embedded in mediastyle presentations shaped people's perceptions of specific dog breeds, and in particular, the German shepherd dog (GSD). Two hundred and four adult females were exposed to one of two types of media-style presentation (stories or...

  15. What do current and potential Australian dog owners believe about shelter practices and shelter dogs?

    | Contributor(s):: Mornement, K., Coleman, G., Toukhsati, S., Bennett, P.

    Many displaced dogs are unable to find new homes in developed countries, including Australia, each year, even though demand for dogs in general remains high. Understanding community attitudes towards shelter dogs and beliefs about common shelter practices, particularly behavioral assessments...

  16. Fostering adherence to horse behavior counseling

    | Contributor(s):: Jobling, R., Creighton, E.

    Counseling services that aim to improve understanding of horse-human interactions are on the frontline of the horse welfare agenda. The aim of this research was to determine characteristics of horse owners seeking advice about their horse's behavior that predicted their adherence to that...

  17. How do horses appraise humans' actions? A brief note over a practical way to assess stimulus perception

    | Contributor(s):: Baragli, P., Gazzano, A., Martelli, F., Sighieri, C.

    Heart rate (HR) is considered to be an effective tool for assessing animals' emotional response to a stimulus. We investigated changes in HR during a series of handling procedures (grooming test) in horses that had different experiences of human interaction. We used four groups of horses:...

  18. Equine learning behaviour. (Special Issue: Equine learning behaviour.)

    | Contributor(s):: Murphy, J., Arkins, S.

  19. Equine learning behaviour: accounting for ecological constraints and relationships with humans in experimental design. (Special Issue: Equine learning behaviour.)

    | Contributor(s):: Hothersall, B., Nicol, C.

  20. Cognitive bias as an indicator of animal emotion and welfare: emerging evidence and underlying mechanisms. (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Mendl, M., Burman, O. H. P., Parker, R. M. A., Paul, E. S.

    Accurate assessment of animal emotion (affect) is an important goal in animal welfare science, and in areas such as neuroscience and psychopharmacology. Direct measures of conscious emotion are not available, so assessment of animal affect has relied on measures of the behavioural and...