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  1. Examining Obedience Training as a Physical Activity Intervention for Dog Owners: Findings from the Stealth Pet Obedience Training (SPOT) Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Masteller, B., Balzer, L. B.

  2. Facilitators and Barriers to Assistance Dog Puppy Raisers' Engagement in Recommended Raising Practices

    Contributor(s):: Mai, D., Howell, T., Benton, P., Lewis, V., Evans, L., Bennett, P. C.

  3. Behavioural and physiological responses of male and female beef cattle to weaning at 30, 75 or 180 days of age

    Contributor(s):: de Souza Teixeira, Odilene, Kuczynski da Rocha, Marcela, Mendes Paizano Alforma, Antónia, Silva Fernandes, Vanessa, de Oliveira Feijó, Josiane, Nunes Corrêa, Marcio, Andrighetto Canozzi, Maria Eugênia, McManus, Concepta, Jardim Barcellos, Júlio Otávio

  4. Sizing up physical activity: The relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' motivations, and dog walking

    Contributor(s):: Clarise Lim, Ryan E. Rhodes

    ObjectiveRegular dog walking is likely a symbiotic relationship between the needs of the dog and its owner. This relationship has seen limited attention. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' perceptions of responsibility and...

  5. More Than "Just" Walking: An Observational Study of Dog-Related Physical Activities

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    | Contributor(s):: Benedikt Hielscher, Udo Ganslosser, Ingo Froboese

    Dog ownership has been shown to correlate with physical activity (PA). However, knowledge about the intensities of dog-related PA (drPA) is still lacking. To investigate the duration and intensity of drPA in consideration of PA guidelines, an observational study of dog owners (DO) was...

  6. Physical, social, and psychological characteristics of community-dwelling elderly Japanese dog and cat owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Yu Taniguchi, Satoshi Seino, Mariko Nishi, Yui Tomine, Izumi Tanaka, Yuri Yokoyama, Hidenori Amano, Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai

  7. What Are the Benefits of Pet Ownership and Care Among People With Mild-to-Moderate Dementia? Findings From the IDEAL programme

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    | Contributor(s):: Carol Opdebeeck, Michael A. Katsaris, Anthony Martyr, Ruth A. Lamont, James A. Pickett, Isla Rippon, Jeanette M. Thom, Christina Victor, Linda Clare

  8. Association of Dog and Cat Ownership with Incident Frailty among Community-Dwelling Elderly Japanese

    | Contributor(s):: Taniguchi, Y., Seino, S., Nishi, M., Tomine, Y., Tanaka, I., Yokoyama, Y., Ikeuchi, T., Kitamura, A., Shinkai, S.

  9. The Impact of a 20-Minute Animal-Assisted Activity Session on the Physiological and Emotional States in Patients With Fibromyalgia

    | Contributor(s):: Clark, S., Martin, F., McGowan, R. T. S., Smidt, J., Anderson, R., Wang, L., Turpin, T., Langenfeld-McCoy, N., Bauer, B., Mohabbat, A. B.

  10. Canine Endogenous Oxytocin Responses to Dog-Walking and Affiliative Human–Dog Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Powell, Kate M. Edwards, Adrian Bauman, Adam J. Guastella, Bradley Drayton, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Paul McGreevy

    Several studies suggest human–dog interactions elicit a positive effect on canine oxytocin concentrations. However, empirical investigations are scant and the joint influence of human–dog interaction and physical activity remains unexplored. The aims of the current study were to (a)...

  11. The Translation of Movement From the Equine to Rider With Relevance for Hippotherapy

    | Contributor(s):: Donaldson, M. C., Holter, A. M., Neuhoff, S., Arnosky, J. A., Simpson, B. W., Vernon, K., Blob, R. W., DesJardins, J. D.

  12. Immediate effect of horse riding simulator on adductor spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Hemachithra, C., Meena, N., Ramanathan, R., Felix, A. J. W.

  13. Understanding how dogs encourage and motivate walking: cross-sectional findings from RESIDE

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    | Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, M. Knuiman, H. E. Christian

    Background: Many people live with dogs but not all walk with them regularly. This study examines the demographic and behavioural factors that contribute towards owners reporting having a strong sense of encouragement and motivation to walk provided by their dogs, which we call ‘the Lassie...

  14. Dog owners are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines than people without a dog: An investigation of the association between dog ownership and physical activity levels in a UK community

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    | Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Robert M. Christley, Christopher Jewell, Alexander J.German, Lynne M. Boddy, Hayley E. Christian

    Previous research suggests that dog owners are slightly more physically active than those without dogs, but have only studied one household member, and it is unclear whether time spent dog walking replaces other physical activity (PA). A survey of 191 dog owning adults (DO), 455 non-dog owning...

  15. Impacts of Encouraging Dog Walking on Returns of Newly Adopted Dogs to a Shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Gunter, Lisa, Protopopova, Alexandra, Hooker, Steven P., Ananian, Cheryl Der, Wynne, Clive D. L.

    This study involved examining the ability of a postadoption intervention to reduce returns of newly adopted dogs to shelters by encouraging physical activity between adopters and their dogs. Guardians in the intervention group received emails with dog behavior and human activity advice as well as...

  16. Locomotor activity of dairy cows in relation to season and lactation

    | Contributor(s):: Brzozowska, Anna, Łukaszewicz, Marek, Sender, Grażyna, Kolasińska, Dorota, Oprządek, Jolanta

    All systems recording activity of cattle measure it independently of environmental and animal factors. Such recordings may hide differences in activity caused by extraneous interferences or may be inaccurately interpreted. The information produced by sensors could be more accurate, if behaviour...

  17. Movement in a confined space: Estimating path tortuosity

    | Contributor(s):: Miller, Curtis, Christman, Mary C., Estevez, Inma

    Tortuosity of an animal's path may be defined in the most general sense as departure of the path from straightness and is closely related to the animal‘s behavior. For example, movement toward a destination is straighter and hence less tortuous than foraging behavior where the animal is searching...

  18. Electronic detection of lameness in dairy cows through measuring pedometric activity and lying behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Alsaaod, Maher, Römer, Christoph, Kleinmanns, Jens, Hendriksen, Kathrin, Rose-Meierhöfer, Sandra, Plümer, Lutz, Büscher, Wolfgang

    The objective of this research was to evaluate the efficiency of electronic measurement of activity and lying behavior by ALT-pedometer to recognize different behavior patterns between non-lame and lame cows. The sensors were used to measure the activity and lying behavior, including the total...

  19. Dog walking among adolescents: Correlates and contribution to physical activity.

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessa K. Engelberg, Jordan A. Carlson, Terry L. Conway, Kelli L. Cain, Brian E. Saelens

    PURPOSE: To assess the association of dog walking with adolescents' moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and body mass index (BMI), and identify correlates of dog walking. METHODS/DESIGN: Participants were 12-17year-olds (n=925) from the Baltimore, MD and Seattle, WA regions....

  20. Feather performance, walking ability, and behavioral changes of geese in response to different stocking densities

    | Contributor(s):: Yin, Luyao, Yang, Haiming, Xu, Lei, Zhang, Jun, Xing, Hao, Wang, Zhiyue

    In recent decades, goose production has become more specialized and widespread, and rearing geese in plastic wire-floor pens is common in China. This type of rearing pattern is more productive than other rearing patterns since it allows for more birds per square meter. However, it brings some...