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Objectives: The impact of anthropogenic environmental changes may impose strong pressures on the behavioral flexibility of free-ranging animals. Here, we examine whether rates of interactions with humans had both a direct and indirect influence on the duration and distribution of social grooming in ...

Author(s)
Kaburu, S. S. K.; Marty, P. R.; Beisner, B.; Balasubramaniam, K. N.; Bliss-Moreau, E.; Kaur, K.; Lalit Mohan; McCowan, B.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2019, 168, 1, pp 92-103
Abstract

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

Two experiments were conducted to assess the influence of human attentional state, population, and human familiarity on domestic cat sociability. Sociability behaviors included duration of time in proximity and contact with the human and the frequency of meow vocalizations. Human attentional state...

Author(s)
Vitale, K. R.; Udell, M. A. R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2019, 158, pp 11-17
Abstract

Author(s)
Malkani, R.
Publisher
Veterinary Ireland, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
Veterinary Ireland Journal, 2019, 9, 1, pp 27-29
Abstract

Humans show greater affiliation with people who are behaviorally synchronized with them but little is known about the impact of synchronization at an interspecific level. We, therefore, explored whether the synchronization of humans with dogs affects dogs' human preferences. Pet dogs were exposed...

Author(s)
Duranton, C.; Bedossa, T.; Gaunet, F.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2019, 22, 2, pp 243-250
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

The purpose of this study was to explore first time handlers' experiences when working with an assistance dog (AD). Interviewees included seven first time AD handlers and 14 other individuals close to these handlers, including family members, carers and AD instructors. Semi-structured interviews...

Author(s)
Gravrok, J.; Bendrups, D.; Howell, T.; Bennett, P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 5, pp 203
Abstract

Animal domestication was an important stage in the human history, which coincided with or probably even promoted the advent of a turning point at which part of the humankind switched from hunting and gathering to husbandry. The leading factor in evolutionary changes at the dawn of domestication was ...

Author(s)
Herbeck, Y. E.; Gulevich, R. G.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Cell and Tissue Research, 2019, 375, 1, pp 295-307
Abstract

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

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