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Jealousy appears to have clear adaptive functions across species: it emerges when an important social relationship with a valued social partner is threatened by third-party that is perceived as a rival. Dyads of dogs living together and their owners were tested adapting a procedure devised to study ...

Author(s)
Prato-Previde, E.; Nicotra, V.; Poli, S. F.; Pelosi, A.; Valsecchi, P.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2018, 21, 5, pp 703-713
Abstract

Preferential attention to living creatures is believed to be an intrinsic capacity of the visual system of several species, with perception of biological motion often studied and, in humans, it correlates with social cognitive performance. Although domestic dogs are exceptionally attentive to human ...

Author(s)
Ishikawa, Y.; Mills, D.; Willmott, A.; Mullineaux, D.; Guo Kun
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2018, 21, 2, pp 245-252
Abstract

Evidence from the literature indicates that dogs' choices can be influenced by human-delivered social cues, such as pointing, and pointing combined with facial expression, intonation (i.e., rising and falling voice pitch), and/or words. The present study used an object choice task to investigate...

Author(s)
Colbert-White, E. N.; Tullis, A.; Andresen, D. R.; Parker, K. M.; Patterson, K. E.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2018, 21, 2, pp 253-265
Abstract

Signals of dominance and submissiveness are central to conspecific communication in many species. For domestic animals, sensitivities to these signals in humans may also be beneficial. We presented domestic horses with a free choice between two unfamiliar humans, one adopting a submissive and the...

Author(s)
Smith, A. V.; Wilson, C.; McComb, K.; Proops, L.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2018, 21, 2, pp 307-312
Abstract

Social referencing is the process by which individuals utilize cues from emotional displays of a social partner to form their response to a new situation. Social referencing can provide advantages, especially to young, inexperienced individuals, by favouring an appropriate reaction to novel...

Author(s)
Fugazza, C.; Moesta, A.; Pogány, Á.; Miklósi, Á.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2018, 141, pp 67-75
Abstract

It is essential to understand the normal processes that underlie stress responses in pets, in order to understand why in certain circumstances they can develop behaviours related to anxiety, fear and phobias and the most effective methods to modify such behaviours. From a preventive point of view,...

Author(s)
Palestrini, C.
Publisher
Point Vétérinaire Italie s.r.l., Milano, Italy
Citation
Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 2018, 35, 1, pp 5-14
Abstract

Nobody would dispute that cats and dogs are the two most popular species of companion animals for humans. It is no wonder that dogs are often considered to be the best friends and adopted family members of human beings: They developed the high social ability to communicate with humans during the...

Author(s)
Saito, A.
Publisher
Japanese Society for Animal Psychology, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology, 2018, 68, 1, pp 77-88
Abstract

The domestic dog is a social species predisposed to living and working with humans. Social behaviour establishes and maintains relationships and includes bonding, care-seeking/-giving, group behaviour and conflict resolution, facilitated through communication. Historically it was thought dogs...

Author(s)
Hedges, S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Veterinary Nursing Journal, 2017, 32, 9, pp 260-264
Abstract

A fundamental tenet of the Danish Prison System is the principle of normalization, meaning that prisons are organized in such a way that the conditions within the walls more or less resemble the conditions outside them. When prison conditions differ as little as possible from normal daily life on...

Author(s)
Minke, L. K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2017, 30, 3, pp 387-395
Abstract

South Africa has seen a recent increase in the number of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) maintained in reserves and parks and managed in free contact, where they may spend a significant amount of time in close proximity to humans. This study investigates how individual elephants choose to...

Author(s)
Rossman, Z. T.; Padfield, C.; Young, D.; Hart, L. A.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2017, 4, April, pp 60

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