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The evolutionary basis for the feeding behavior of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) and cats (Felis catus).
  • J. Bradshaw
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of nutrition
  • 1 July 2006
The dentition, sense of taste and meal patterning of domestic dogs and cats can be interpreted in terms of their descent from members of the order Carnivora. The dog is typical of its genus, Canis,Expand
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Dog training methods: their use, effectiveness and interaction with behaviour and welfare
Historically, pet dogs were trained using mainly negative reinforcement or punishment, but positive reinforcement using rewards has recently become more popular. The methods used may have differentExpand
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Behavioural and glucocorticoid responses of dogs (Canis familiaris) to kennelling: Investigating mitigation of stress by prior habituation
We have explored the validity of urinary cortisol/creatinine ratios (C/C) and behavioural measures as indicators of acute psychological stress in the domestic dog, by monitoring 1 year old maleExpand
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Dominance in domestic dogs: Useful construct or bad habit?
Abstract The term "dominance" is widely used in the academic and popular literature on the behavior of domestic dogs, especially in the context of aggression. Although dominance is correctly aExpand
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Behavioural and physiological responses of dogs entering re-homing kennels
Behaviour and urinary cortisol/creatinine ratios (C/C) were monitored in twenty-six dogs, on days 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10 following their admission to a rehoming kennel. Half had been relinquished fromExpand
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Factors associated with dog ownership and contact with dogs in a UK community
BackgroundDogs are popular pets in many countries. Identifying differences between those who own dogs or have contact with dogs, and those who do not, is useful to those interested in theExpand
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Sociality in cats: A comparative review
The domestic cat is the only member of the Felidae to form social relationships with humans, and also, the only small felid to form intraspecific social groups when free ranging. The latter areExpand
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Fear responses to noises in domestic dogs: Prevalence, risk factors and co-occurrence with other fear related behaviour
Abstract Behavioural signs of fear or anxiety on exposure to noises in owned domestic dogs have been suggested in clinical studies to be common and a significant welfare concern. In this study twoExpand
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Paedomorphosis affects agonistic visual signals of domestic dogs
Many of the structural modifications of modern breeds of domestic dog,Canis familiariscan be explained by changes in the rate of development, during domestication from the wolf,C. lupusThese changesExpand
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Behavior of Children with Learning Disabilities Interacting With a Therapy Dog
ABSTRACTTherapy using animals is now a widespread phenomenon, but some authorities have argued that there is insufficient evidence either to justify or to guide animal-assisted therapy. This reflectsExpand
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