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  1. Disaster Preparedness among Service Dog Puppy- Raisers (Human Subject Sample)

    Contributor(s):: DeYoung, S. E., Farmer, A. K., Callaro, Z., Naar, S.

  2. The interaction between behavioural traits and demographic and management factors in German Shepherd dogs

    Contributor(s):: Friedrich, Juliane, Arvelius, Per, Strandberg, Erling, Polgar, Zita, Wiener, Pamela, Haskell, Marie J.

    As companion animals, a dog’s lifestyle is mainly determined by its owner. Discrepancies between the dog’s preferences and the owner’s lifestyle might lead to the occurrence of unwanted behaviours that affect both the owner-dog relationship and the dog’s welfare. The aim of this study was to...

  3. Comparing the predictive validity of behavioral codings and behavioral ratings in a working-dog breeding program

    Contributor(s):: McGarrity, Monica E., Sinn, David L., Thomas, Scott G., Marti, C. Nathan, Gosling, Samuel D.

    Most working-dog breeding programs have a substantial interest in using behavioral assessments of their young dogs to predict their subsequent success. Different methods of measuring behavior may capture different aspects of behavior yet working-dog programs typically use only a single...

  4. Relationships between personality of human–dog dyads and performances in working tasks

    Contributor(s):: Hoummady, Sara, Péron, Franck, Grandjean, Dominique, Cléro, Delphine, Bernard, Barbara, Titeux, Emmanuelle, Desquilbet, Loïc, Gilbert, Caroline

    Improving operational performances of working dog–human dyads is receiving more and more attention. Despite this interest, the associations between human personality, dog personality, dog-human personality matching and dyad performances have rarely been addressed. This study explores the links...

  5. Inhibitory control – Important trait for explosive detection performance in police dogs?

    Contributor(s):: Tiira, Katriina, Tikkanen, Antti, Vainio, Outi

    Working dogs are used for a range of important operational tasks. Identifying potentially successful working dogs as early as possible is important as rejection rates are high and training is costly. Earlier research has mainly concentrated on personality traits such as boldness, and there is...

  6. Nature's disease detectives: animals | James Logan | TEDxLondon

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    | Contributor(s):: James Logan

    Could the solution to one of the world’s biggest killers already exist in nature? Professor James Logan answers this question, by demonstrating a surprising new way we can help diagnose and stop the spread of malaria, with help from animals. Animals are nature’s disease detectives....

  7. Application of the hands on donkey tool for assessing the welfare of working equids at Tuliman, Mexico

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    | Contributor(s):: ., F. Galindo, A. de Aluja, R. Cagigas, L.A. Huerta, T.A. Tadich

    Equids are still used for diverse chores in Mexico and are essential for the livelihoods of numerous families. Appropriate health and behavior are prerequisites for performing work without affecting welfare. This study aimed to assess the welfare of working equids in Tuliman, applying the...

  8. Terapias realizadas con perros | Miguel de Prado | TEDxGijon

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    | Contributor(s):: Miguel de Prado

    La actuación de las unidades caninas salvan muchas vidas. Su adiestramiento les permite en comunión con su monitor, localizar personas perdidas y ayudar en rescates. Pero también actúan como ayuda en terapias de recuperación. Miguel de Prado nos cuenta su...

  9. Benefits of intraspecific social exposure in adult Swiss military dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Gfrerer, Nastassja, Taborsky, Michael, Würbel, Hanno

    Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) are social animals and, therefore, social interactions with conspecifics are crucial for their welfare. However, in kennelled dogs, the ability to interact with conspecifics may be limited. Swiss military dogs, for instance, are kept individually without direct...

  10. Factors associated with long-term success in working police dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Brady, Karen, Cracknell, Nina, Zulch, Helen, Mills, Daniel S.

    With increasing threats of terrorism, police and military detection dogs are of growing importance for protecting servicemen/women and society. However, a relatively high proportion of potential working dogs fail to make full operational status, or are later withdrawn from service. To date,...

  11. What I Learned About Respect from Horses | Connie Crawford | TEDxBrownU

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    | Contributor(s):: Connie Crawford

    Connie Crawford is a lifelong horsewoman​. She practices Tom Dorrance’s approach to working with horses. Connie teaches and directs theatre at Brown University. She studied acting with Uta Hagen, Bobby Lewis and has performed in theaters across America. Connie connects across species. She...

  12. Inspired by Horses: Finding Your Sweet Spot in Life | Jonathan Field | TEDxSanJuanIsland

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    | Contributor(s):: Jonathan Field

    During the past 20 Jonathan Field has been speaking and handling horses while teaching large groups of people to understand the nature of the horse. Participants quickly come to realize it's more about teaching the humans and helping them through their blocks than it is about the horse. By...

  13. Trained Rats are Detecting Tuberculosis and Saving Lives | Georgies Mgode | TEDxKenmoreSquare

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    | Contributor(s):: Georgies Mgode

    Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one global killer by an infectious disease. In Tanzania, a team is embracing an innovative and efficient method to speed up the diagnosis of TB that involves integrating super-sniffer rats to quickly identify patients. These trained rats are helping to save...

  14. Sosiaalipedagogisen hevostoiminnan opas erityisryhmille : Pientallin perehdyttämisopas

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    | Contributor(s):: Sanni Piironen

    Toiminnallisen opinnäytetyöni tarkoituksena oli luoda perehdyttämisopas Pientallille. Oppaan avulla asiakkaat pääsevät perehtymään paremmin Pientallin toimintaan, joka toimii sosiaalipedagogista hevostoimintaa ajatellen. Toiminnan ollessa vielä melko...

  15. Apopo

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    Apopo's mission is to develop detection rats technology to provide solutions for global problems and inspire positive social change.

  16. How we're using dogs to sniff out malaria | James Logan

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    | Contributor(s):: James Logan

    What if we could diagnose some of the world's deadliest diseases by the smells our bodies give off? In a fascinating talk and live demo, biologist James Logan introduces Freya, a malaria-sniffing dog, to show how we can harness the awesome powers of animal scent to detect chemical...

  17. The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo

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    | Contributor(s):: Angela Moe

    Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...

  18. The Emergence of Animal Management in the Southern Levant

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    | Contributor(s):: Natalie D. Munro, Guy Bar-Oz, Jacqueline S. Meier, Lidar Sapir-Hen, Mary C. Stiner, Reuven Yeshurun

    Our compilation of zooarchaeological data from a series of important archaeological sites spanning the Epipaleolithic through Pre-Pottery Neolithic B periods in the Mediterranean Hills of the southern Levant contributes to major debates about the beginnings of ungulate management in Southwest...

  19. Distributed cognition criteria: Defined, operationalized, and applied to human-dog systems

    | Contributor(s):: Amon, M. J., Favela, L. H.

  20. Animal Assisted Play Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Risë VanFleet, Tracie Faa-Thompson

    Animal Assisted Play Therapy™ is the culmination of the authors' combined 75 years of experience working with animals as a part of their therapeutic practice. Professional practitioners, as well as the paraprofessionals who work in tandem with them, will find this book of enormous...