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The aim of the current study was to evaluate whether dogs living in multi-member families show a stronger bond towards a specific person, and, if it is the case, which characteristics of the owner or of their relationship may lead to such preference. Eleven dogs were tested using a modified version ...

Author(s)
Carlone, B.; Sighieri, C.; Gazzano, A.; Mariti, C.
Publisher
Edizioni ETS, Pisa, Italy
Citation
Dog Behavior, 2019, 5, 1, pp 1-14
Abstract

The photo essay that comprises Elephant House bears mournful testimony to the severely restricted lives of the world's largest terrestrial mammals at the Oregon Zoo, as well as similar "educational" institutions throughout the United States and the world. While purporting to remain neutral...

Author(s)
Marcus, H.
Publisher
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Ethics, 2019, 9, 1, pp 104-112
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 monoamine neurotransmitter serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) is involved in neuronal excitability, regulates mood and cognition, and is implicated in the regulation of a wide range of social behavior. Understanding its role in social behavior would be useful in understanding and improving...

Author(s)
Alberghina, D.; Rizzo, M.; Piccione, G.; Giannetto, C.; Panzera, M.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2017, 18, pp 96-101
Abstract

The purpose of the present research was to determine what type of relationship exists between owner to dog attachment and the degree of aversion used in training pet dogs. We hypothesized that attachment to one's dog would be negatively associated with the degree of aversion used in dog training....

Author(s)
Volsche, S.; Gray, P.
Publisher
Section on Human Animal Interaction, Washington, USA
Citation
Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 2016, 4, 2, pp 1-16
Abstract

Human attachment representations are shaped in interaction with the primary caregiver and are generally transferred to further bonding/social partners later in life. According to previous evidence, primary attachment representations acquired with humans do not seem to be transferred to companion...

Author(s)
Wedl, M.; Kotrschal, K.; Julius, H.; Beetz, A.
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2015, 28, 4, pp 601-610
Abstract

This article aims at the reviewing the current knowledge on the obesity in humans and also in the companion, pet animals. Obesity is defined as a significant increase of the body weight; usually 15-20% above ideal value, what means the weight that maximized life expectancy. Obesity affects 22-41%...

Author(s)
Kania, B. F.; Wrońska, D.
Publisher
Krajowa Izba Lekarsko Weterynaryjna, Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Życie Weterynaryjne, 2015, 90, 8, pp 501-504
Abstract

In Mexican villages, most households keep dogs that roam freely. Therefore, socialisation of village dogs occurs in a different context than that of companion dogs in developed countries. The objectives of this study were: (1) to assess village dogs' behavioural responses towards familiar and...

Author(s)
Ruiz-Izaguirre, E.; Eilers, K. H. A. M.; Bokkers, E. A. M.; Ortolani, A.; Ortega-Pacheco, A.; Boer, I. J. M. de
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2014, 154, pp 57-65
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Author(s)
Blackshaw, J. K.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1996, 47, 1/2, pp 1-6

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