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Perception of dogs' stress by their owners
Abstract Questionnaires potentially have a broad applicability in measuring stress levels in dogs, as owners know their dogs' behavior and personality better than anyone else. The aim of thisExpand
Consistency and flexibility in solving spatial tasks: different horses show different cognitive styles
The different approaches used to solve the asymmetric task may reflect distinct cognitive styles in horses, which vary among individuals, and could be linked to different personality traits. Expand
The effects of restriction of movement on the reliability of heart rate variability measurements in the horse (Equus caballus)
Results indicate that the restriction of movement is associated with increased nervous system sympathetic activity not consistent with resting conditions. Expand
Post-conflict friendly reunion in a permanent group of horses (Equus caballus)
The results of the present study show that both dyadic reconciliation and third-party post-Conflict affiliative interactions form important social mechanisms for managing post-conflict situations in horses. Expand
Influence of morning maternal care on the behavioural responses of 8-week-old Beagle puppies to new environmental and social stimuli
Abstract 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, humansExpand
Dog attachment to man: A comparison between pet and working dogs
KEYWORDS: attachment; dog; handler; owner; pet; working Abstract Shared activities are known to create a good relationship between dog and man. Therefore, it can be expected that animals working inExpand
Guardians' Perceptions of Cats' Welfare and Behavior Regarding Visiting Veterinary Clinics
Educating guardians and veterinarians to minimize stress during every stage of a clinic visit is the best approach to improving welfare for cats visiting the clinic. Expand
Effects of early gentling and early environment on emotional development of puppies
In recent years much interest has been focused on early experiences and numerous studies have been carried out in order to understand their effects on the behaviour of adult animals. The aim of thisExpand
Detour behaviour in horses (Equus caballus)
The results suggest that horses have the spatial abilities required to perform detour tasks with both symmetric and asymmetric obstacles, and non-lateralized horses may have higher spatial reasoning abilities. Expand
Intraspecific attachment in adult domestic dogs (Canis familiaris): Preliminary results
Abstract Canis familiaris is a highly social species. Among the social relationships between two individuals, a particular case is represented by attachment bonds. The aim of the current study was toExpand