How Service Dogs Enhance Veterans' Occupational Performance in the Home: A Qualitative Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Terry K. Crowe, Mylinh T. Nguyen, Brenda G. Tryon, Stephanie Barger, Victoria Sanchez
Background: This qualitative study explored the lives of veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI) and how the partnerships with their service dogs supported improved occupational performance in their...
The Translation and Validation of the Dutch Monash Dog–Owner Relationship Scale (MDORS)
| 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....
The Initial Months of COVID-19: Dog Owners' Veterinary-Related Concerns
| Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Erdman, P., Bussolari, C., Currin-McCulloch, J., Packman, W.
Veterinarians, like many other professions, were significantly impacted by the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Standard practices were disrupted, and veterinary hospitals had to quickly modify standard protocols to safely serve their clients and patients. The purpose of this study was...
Cortisol Levels of Shelter Dogs in Animal Assisted Interventions in a Prison: An Exploratory Study
| Contributor(s):: d'Angelo, D., d'Ingeo, S., Ciani, F., Visone, M., Sacchettino, L., Avallone, L., Quaranta, A.
Previous studies regarding the Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) have mainly focused on the beneficial effects of human-animal interactions on human health; whereas the impact of such activities on the welfare of the animals involved has received limited attention. So far, few studies have...
The effects of facility dogs on burnout, job-related well-being, and mental health in pediatric hospital professionals
| Contributor(s):: Jensen, C. L., Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K. E., O'Haire, M. E.
Understanding Fear and Stranger-Directed Aggression in Companion Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Flint
Stranger-directed aggression is both a public safety and animal welfare concern. The objectives of this thesis were to identify risk factors for stranger-directed aggression in dogs, to assess the effect of targeted owner training on the accuracy of ratings of fear in dogs, and to identify...
Assessment of Vaccine-Induced Immunity Against Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis
| Contributor(s):: Javier Moreno
Canine visceral leishmaniasis is an increasingly important public health problem. Dogs infected by Leishmania infantum are the main domestic reservoir of the parasite and play a key role in its transmission to humans. Recent findings have helped in the development of novel diagnostic...
1st Responder Canine (FRK9)
1St Responder Canine (FRK9) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides purpose bred Service Dogs to First Responders that have incurred life altering injuries to include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries...
Measuring Attachments Between Dogs and Their Owners
| Contributor(s):: Joanne Wilshaw
This thesis details the development and testing of a new scale for measuring human attachment to dogs which allows for the measurement of weaker attachment levels as well as stronger ones (the CDA scale). The correlation between dog-owner’s scores on the CDA scale and their dog’s...
Canine and Feline Parvoviruses Can Use Human or Feline Transferrin Receptors To Bind, Enter, and Infect Cells
| Contributor(s):: John SL Parker, William J Murphy, Dai Wang, Stephen J O'Brien, Colin R Parrish
Canine parvovirus (CPV) enters and infects cells by a dynamin-dependent, clathrin-mediated endocytic pathway, and viral capsids colocalize with transferrin in perinuclear vesicles of cells shortly after entry (J. S. L. Parker and C. R. Parrish, J. Virol. 74:1919–1930, 2000). Here we...
K9s for Camo
Service dogs at no cost. Rescued shelter dogs. Trained by prisoners.
The Number of Dogs Entering Shelters in Five States, and Factors that Affect Their Outcomes: A Study of the Sheltering System
| Contributor(s):: Woodruff, Kimberly, Smith, David R., Cain, Cassandra, Loftin, Christina
Human-dog relationships as a working framework for exploring human-robot attachment: a multidisciplinary review
| Contributor(s):: Krueger, F., Mitchell, K. C., Deshpande, G., Katz, J. S.
Dog-human behavioral synchronization: family dogs synchronize their behavior with child family members
| Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., MacDonald, M., Udell, M. A. R.
Two assays of working memory in companion dogs: The holeboard and disappearing object tasks
| Contributor(s):: Smith, Melissa, Murrell, Joanna C., Mendl, Michael
Characteristics associated with behavior problems in Brazilian dogs
| Contributor(s):: Savalli, Carine, Albuquerque, Natalia, Vasconcellos, Angélica S., Ramos, Daniela, de Mello, Fernanda T., Serpell, James A.
Dances with dogs: interspecies play and a case for sympoietic enactivism
| Contributor(s):: Merritt, M.
Canine Rescue as a Social Movement: The Politics of Love
| Contributor(s):: Peterson, A. L.
College Students' Experiences of Nonhuman Animal Harm in the United States and The Bahamas
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W., Cronin, T. W., Risley-Curtiss, C.
Cactus-induced keratoconjunctivitis in Texas: A case series of three dogs and one cat
| Contributor(s):: Dowler, K. K., Scott, E. M., Teixeira, L. B. C., Vallone, L. V.