An overview of dog training and behaviour
Contributor(s):: Todd, Z.
2022Veterinary Ireland Journal126320-3242009-3942Englishtext
Dog selection and responsible animal keeping during the COVID-19 pandemic: survey among future owners and animal welfare NGOsA kutyavalasztas szempontjai es a felelos allattartas a COVID-19- vilagjarvanv idejen: felmeres ieendo kutyatartok es ellatve
Contributor(s):: Szabina, T., Szilvia, V., Laszlo, O., Viktoria, S.
Creating resilient and sociable domestic pets
Contributor(s):: Hargrave, C.
2021CompanionOctober18-232041-2487EnglishASAB, London, UK.text
Trauma etiology in dogs and cats: a retrospective study of 4626 cases
| Contributor(s):: Cojocaru, R., Schuszler, L., Bumb, D., Barnea, R., Igna, C.
Traumatic injuries are a major health hazard having an important impact in animals' welfare. The outcome following a traumatic event in the animal's life, depends on multiple factors, the most common ones being the cause of trauma, the location of the trauma and the amount of kinetic...
The mechanics of social interactions between cats and their owners
| Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.
This is a mini review that summarizes what is known from quantitative observational studies of social interactions between domestic cats and humans in both laboratory colonies and the home setting. Only results from data that have been statistically analyzed are included; hypotheses still to be...
Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.
Pandemic Puppies: Characterising Motivations and Behaviours of UK Owners Who Purchased Puppies during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M. A., Brand, C. L., Belshaw, Z., Pegram, C. L., Stevens, K. B., O'Neill, D. G.
Widespread media reports suggest that unusually high numbers of the public purchased, or sought to purchase, puppies following the first 'lockdown' phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, dubbed "Pandemic Puppies". This study aimed to explore this phenomenon by comparing...
Beyond puppy selection-considering the role of puppy raisers in bringing out the best in assistance dog puppies
| Contributor(s):: Mai, D. L., Howell, T., Benton, P., Bennett, P. C.
Problem behaviors are the most common reason to reject young dogs from entering advanced training and obtaining certification for work as an assistance dog. Therefore, working toward preventing undesirable behaviors should be prioritized to reduce failure rates. The development of problem...
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.
Test-retest reliability and predictive validity of a juvenile guide dog behavior test
| Contributor(s):: Harvey, N. D., Craigon, P. J., Sommerville, R., McMillan, C., Green, M., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.
The ability to measure stable and consistent behavioral traits in dogs would facilitate selection and assessment of working dogs, such as guide dogs. Ideally, these measures should predict suitability for the working role from a young age. This study assessed test-retest reliability of a...
Aspects of juvenile and adolescent environment predict aggression and fear in 12-month-old guide dogs
| Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A., Duffy, D. L.
Maturational changes in behavior, and the possible influence of the puppy-raising environment on behavioral development, were investigated in a total sample of 978 prospective guide dogs belonging to four different breeds/crosses. All dogs belonged to the same guide dog organization, and had...
Risk factors for aggression in adult cats that were fostered through a shelter program as kittens
| Contributor(s):: O'Hanley, K. A., Pearl, D. L., Niel, L.
Aggressive behaviour in cats is a threat to human and animal safety and can also impact cat welfare if breakdown of the human-animal bond leads to neglect, relinquishment or euthanasia. The influence of both early and adult management factors on aggressive behaviour in cats was examined by...
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...
Puppy Temperament Assessments Predict Breed and American Kennel Club Group but Not Adult Temperament
| Contributor(s):: Robinson, Lauren M., Thompson, Rebekah Skiver, Ha, James C.
Puppy assessments for companion dogs have shown mixed long-term reliability. Temperament is cited among the reasons for surrendering dogs to shelters. A puppy temperament test that reliably predicts adult behavior is one potential way to lower the number of dogs given to shelters. This study used...
Raising an Assistance Dog Puppy-Stakeholder Perspectives on What Helps and What Hinders
| Contributor(s):: Mai, D., Howell, T., Benton, P., Bennett, P. C.
Assistance dog puppies live with their raisers for up to 16 months before entering advanced training and, hopefully, becoming qualified to help people with a disability. Almost half of the puppies fail to meet the behavioural standards required for assistance dogs, and some puppy raisers...
Disaster Preparedness among Service Dog Puppy- Raisers (Human Subject Sample)
| Contributor(s):: DeYoung, S. E., Farmer, A. K., Callaro, Z., Naar, S.
Little is known about the ways in which puppy raisers engage in disaster preparedness for their puppies (or “guide dogs in training”). The aim of this research is to understand disaster preparedness among service dog puppy raisers. A web-based survey was distributed to people...
Improving puppy behavior using a new standardized socialization program
| Contributor(s):: Vaterlaws-Whiteside, Helen, Hartmann, Amandine
Studies identifying the underlying determinants of adult dog behavior and highlighting successful methods of early intervention are essential to reduce and ultimately prevent problem behaviors developing. The aim of this research was to create and assess the impact of a new nest socialization...
Homing age influences the prevalence of aggressive and avoidance-related behaviour in adult dogs
| Contributor(s):: Jokinen, Olli, Appleby, David, Sandbacka-Saxén, Sofi, Appleby, Tuulia, Valros, Anna
Homing puppies before 8 weeks has been associated with lower instance of avoidance and types of aggression in adult dogs. The current study aimed to further assess the impact of homing age on these behaviours in adult dogs. Finnish dogs provide an interesting population for this further study, as...
Influence of morning maternal care on the behavioural responses of 8-week-old Beagle puppies to new environmental and social stimuli
| Contributor(s):: Guardini, Giovanna, Mariti, Chiara, Bowen, Jon, Fatjó, Jaume, Ruzzante, Silvia, Martorell, Adrià, Sighieri, Claudio, Gazzano, Angelo
In mammals, maternal care represents a major constituent of the early-life environment and its influence on individual development has been documented in rodents, non-human primates, humans and recently in adult dogs. The quality and quantity of mother-offspring interactions exerts a multilevel...
Tail Docking of Canine Puppies: Reassessment of the Tail's Role in Communication, the Acute Pain Caused by Docking and Interpretation of Behavioural Responses
| Contributor(s):: David J Mellor
Laws, regulations and professional standards increasingly aim to ban or restrict non-therapeutic tail docking in canine puppies. These constraints have usually been justified by reference to loss of tail participation in communication between dogs, the acute pain presumed to be caused during...