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  1. Effect of a stimulating environment during the socialization period on the performance of adult police working dogs

    Contributor(s):: Lopes, B., Alves, J., Santos, A., Pereira, G. da G.

    The aim of this study was to determine if using a stimulating enrichment park environment during the socialization period of police working dogs improved social skills. Our intent was to learn whether such exposure could maximize working dog performance in future situations as adults. Six...

  2. Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs

    Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., McClure, Leslie A., Severson, Joan

  3. Canine scent detection of human cancers: a review of methods and accuracy

    Contributor(s):: Moser, E., McCulloch, M.

  4. The value of data

    Contributor(s):: Patronek, G., Zawistowski, S.

    Focuses on pet population dynamics and subsequent policy development and implementation related to acquisition, retention and relinquishment of companion animals. Purpose of research on companion animals; Significance of the lack of data associated with animals entering animal shelters;...

  5. Psychometric properties of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale: Mexican version (LAPS-M)

    Contributor(s):: Gonzalez Ramirez, M. T., Quezada Berumen, L. del C., Landero Hernandez, R.

    The Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) is perhaps the most widely used instrument to assess human emotional attachments to pets and is suitable for both dog and cat owners. However, this instrument has not been translated into Spanish. Thus, the present study aimed to assess the...

  6. Development of a novel paradigm for the measurement of olfactory discrimination in dogs ( Canis familiaris): a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGrath, C., McGreevy, P. D., Valenzuela, M. J.

    Olfactory dysfunction in older human beings has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, yet age-related changes in olfactory behavior have received little attention in the dog model of human aging. We developed an odor habituation and fine odor discrimination...

  7. The effects of the presence of a companion animal on physiological arousal and behavioral distress in children during a physical examination

    Contributor(s):: Nagengast, S. L., Baun, M. M., Megel, M., Leibowitz, J. M.

  8. The Value of Data

    | Contributor(s):: Patronek, G., Zawistowski, S.

  9. Human -- canine interaction: exploring stress indicator response patterns of salivary cortisol and immunoglobulin A

    | Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A., Tychowski, Joanna, Gonzalez, Andres, Boyd, Zakiya

  10. Effects of an Enhanced Human Interaction Program on shelter dogs' behaviour analysed using a novel nonparametric test

    | Contributor(s):: Normando, S., Corain, L., Salvadoretti, M., Meers, L., Valsecchi, P.

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of introduction and interruption of an Enhanced Human Interaction Program (EHIP) on shelter dogs' behaviour and welfare and to apply a novel statistical method to analyse the behavioural data. Twenty-two dogs, which were never subjected to...

  11. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on agitated behaviors and social interactions of older adults with dementia: an evidence-based therapeutic recreation intervention

    | Contributor(s):: Richeson, N. E.

  12. The effects of small dogs on vital signs in elderly women: a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Luptak, J. E., Nuzzo, N. A.

  13. The impact of animal-assisted therapy on patient ambulation: a feasibility study

    | Contributor(s):: Bode, R. K., Costa, B. R., Frey, J. B.

  14. The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) in Australia and New Zealand: a survey of owners' experiences with their greyhounds one month after adoption

    | Contributor(s):: Elliott, R., Toribio, J. A. L. M. L., Wigney, D.

    Research on canine rehoming to date has focused on shelter dogs and currently no published studies evaluate greyhound rehoming schemes. This prospective study examined the success of greyhound adoption attained by the Greyhound Adoption Program or Greyhounds As Pets (GAP) in Australia and New...

  15. Comparison of children's behavior toward sony's robotic dog AIBO and a real dog: a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Ribi, F. N., Yokoyama, A., Turner, D. C.

    A comparison of children's behaviour toward Sony's robotic dog AIBOTM (ERS-210) and a similar sized live dog was made over time. Fourteen children between three and six years of age from a kindergarten and a pre-school play group in Zurich, Switzerland, were visited once a week for eleven weeks...