D2DT creates an opportunity to save at risk, rescued, or donated dogs, train them, and place them with deserving service members who have been diagnosed with post combat stress and anxiety. The purpose is to provide the veteran, at no cost, a trained dog that they can gain a constant companion...
Can Dogs Help Solve Our Childhood Obesity Problem?
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
New studies show how dogs impact the weight and activity levels of kids.
Search methods that people use to find owners of lost pets
| Contributor(s):: Lord, L. K., Wittum, T. E., Ferketich, A. K., Funk, J. A., Rajala-Schultz, P. J.
An overview of dog training and behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Todd, Z.
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Canine-Assisted Intervention Effects on the Well-Being of Health Science Graduate Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Kivlen, C., Winston, K., Mills, D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Davenport, R., Binfet, J. T.
Testing Leash Walking Training as a Physical Activity Intervention for Older Adult Dog Owners: A Feasibility Study
| Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Rajala, C., Chase, C. J., LeBlanc, R.
Dog walking is a physical activity (PA) with many health benefits for older adults. Dog behavior issues can be a barrier to dog walking. This study piloted leash manners training as a PA intervention for dog owners ages 60+ years. Fourteen dog owners (mean age = 65 years, female = 71%) enrolled...
Did Predator Control Go to the Dogs? A 40-year Retrospective
| Contributor(s):: John M. Tomeček
In 1980, Green and Woodruff published an article entitled, “Is Predator Control Going to the Dogs?” At that time, the use of Livestock Guardian Dogs (hereafter LGDs) was a relatively new wildlife damage management tool in North America. Although this tool passed the test of time in...
Infection with SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 detected in a group of dogs and cats with suspected myocarditis
| Contributor(s):: Luca Ferasin, Matthieu Fritz, Heidi Ferasin, Pierre Becquart, Vincent Legros, Eric M. Leroy
Background Domestic pets can contract severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection; however, it is unknown whether the UK B.1.1.7 variant can more easily infect certain animal species or increase the possibility of human-to-animal transmission. Methods This is a...
Older Adult Men's Emotional Bonds with Their Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Ranell L. Mueller
Knowledge of the deeper meanings of attachment to companion animals is limited, particularly in terms of older adults. This study employed a modified grounded theory method, a phenomenological lens and a life course perspective to gather and analyze data garnered from individual interviews and...
Perceptions of Students, Faculty, and Staff Concerning Visitation Dogs on College Campuses
| Contributor(s):: Brieanna Hughes
A Review of the Types of Training Aids Used for Canine Detection Training
| Contributor(s):: Alison Simon, Lucia Lazarowski, Melissa Singletary, Jason Barrow, Kelly Van Arsdale, Thomas Angle, Paul Waggoner, Kathleen Giles
The canine detection community is a diverse one, ranging from scientific fields such as behavior, genetics, veterinary medicine, chemistry, and biology to applications in law enforcement, military, medicine, and agricultural/environmental detection. This diversity has allowed for a flourishing...
Canine-assisted therapy: The impact of service dog partnership on symptoms of PTSD in veterans
| Contributor(s):: Katherine Ankenbauer
This literature review will seek to review and analyze the efficacy of Canine-Assisted Therapy as a complementary method for combat veterans suffering symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress .Disorder (PTSD), with a particular focus on those who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation...
Regulatory Compliance in Online Dog Advertisements in Australia
| Contributor(s):: Ana Goncalves Costa, Torben Nielsen, Eleonora Dal Grande, Jonathan Tuke, Susan Hazel
In Australia, each state and territory authority implements and enforces regulations regarding dog management—including the breeding and sale of dogs online—which is increasingly becoming the most popular method of obtaining pets. The aims for this study included: 1. Benchmarking...
Koira mukaan töihin? : Hoitotyön menetelmien kehittäminen koira-avusteisesti organisaatiotasolla
| Contributor(s):: Kristiina Palmumaa
Green Care-menetelmiä ja eläinavusteisuutta voidaan hyödyntää terveyden edistämisessä ja hoito-, kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyössä. Menetelmien käyttö edellyttää ammatillisuutta, kouluttautumista ja suunnitelmallisuutta, ja...
Discrepancy Between In-clinic and Haemagglutination-Inhibition Tests in Detecting Maternally-Derived Antibodies Against Canine Parvovirus in Puppies
| Contributor(s):: Paola Dall’Ara, Stefania Lauzi, Joel Filipe, Roberta Caseri, Michela Beccaglia, Costantina Desario, Alessandra Cavalli, Giulio Guido Aiudi, Canio Buonavoglia, Nicola Decaro
Canine parvovirus (CPV) is one of the most common causes of mortality in puppies worldwide. Protection against CPV infection is based on vaccination, but maternally-derived antibodies (MDA) can interfere with vaccination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of an in-clinic...
Editorial: Canine Olfactory Detection
| Contributor(s):: Claire Guest, Cynthia M. Otto
Assessing the Perceptions of the Use of a Courthouse Facility Dog Program with Child and Youth Witnesses
| Contributor(s):: Melissa Glazer
This study evaluates the use of a courthouse facility dog program as a testimonial aid for children and youth testifying in court to help reduce secondary trauma. Court officials’ perceptions of the use of a courthouse facility dog program were assessed through a structured interview and...
Hounds Helping Heroes Heal
Any U.S. Military Veteran that has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is eligible and encouraged to apply for an ESA/Service Dog through H4 – Hounds Helping Heroes Heal. Once the application and screening process is completed, the appropriate dog will...
Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population in Vadodara, India
| Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari
This report presents the detailed results from two additional surveys which HSI conducted in July and August 2017. Street dog surveys were conducted across all twelve wards in Vadodara using the methodology already implemented in 2014 to reassess the composition and sterilization rate in the...
Familiarity and Use of Veterinary Services by US Resident Dog and Cat Owners
| Contributor(s):: Courtney Bir, Mario Ortez, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Christopher A. Wolf, Charlotte Hansen, Frederic B. Ouedraogo
Pet ownership, veterinary use, and beliefs regarding veterinary care were elicited through the use of a nationally representative survey of 997 U.S. residents. Fifty-one percent of respondents have or had a dog in the past five years and 37% have or had a cat in the past five years. Over ninety...