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Evaluation of physiological and behavioral stress-dependent parameters in agility dogs
Abstract Agility, one of the last dog activities to gain formal recognition, tests both dog's athleticism and dog–handler affinity. Although this activity seems to be enjoyed by dogs, it can be aExpand
Prevalence of owner-reported behaviours in dogs separated from the litter at two different ages
Findings indicate that, compared with dogs that remained with their social group for 60 days, dogs that had been separated from the litter earlier were more likely to exhibit potentially problematic behaviours, especially if they came from a pet shop. Expand
Owner and animal factors predict the incidence of, and owner reaction toward, problematic behaviors in companion dogs
Abstract Unwelcome behaviors in pet dogs may have serious implications for the quality of life of both the animals and their owners. We investigated owners' perceptions about their dogs' behavioralExpand
Owner-reported aggressive behavior towards familiar people may be a more prominent occurrence in pet shop-traded dogs
Abstract There is longstanding recognition of the adverse effect of stressful experiences during early critical developmental periods and the later association with problematic behavioral issues inExpand
Correlation between the size of companion dogs and the profile of the owner: a cross-sectional study in ItalyMarian
The correlation between people characteristics and ownership of dog of a given size over others was investigated surveying a sample of Italian dog owners over the Internet. The regression analysesExpand
Considering the dog as part of the system: studying the attachment bond of dogs toward all members of the fostering family
strangers in many different conditions (Messent, 1983;Hunt et al., 1992; McNicholas and Collis, 2000; Wells,2004; Gueguen and Ciccotti, 2008). Research has also sug-gested that the young of mostExpand
Guardians' Perceptions of Dogs' Welfare and Behaviors Related to Visiting the Veterinary Clinic
The attention paid by the vet to the dog was found to be positively related with a good response of the dog to the vet, and prevention seems to be the key for the protection of dog welfare related to veterinary care. Expand
Pet Humanisation and Related Grief: Development and Validation of a Structured Questionnaire Instrument to Evaluate Grief in People Who Have Lost a Companion Dog
The results from the Mourning Dog Questionnaire support the negative view of life after the death of a pet and people’s tendency to humanise their pet, since dog owners perceived animals no differently from humans in terms of emotions, needs and legal rights. Expand
Salivary Vasopressin as a Potential Non–Invasive Biomarker of Anxiety in Dogs Diagnosed with Separation–Related Problems
Results indicated that dogs with separation distress became more anxious than typical dogs when separated from their owner in an unfamiliar environment and provided preliminary support for the use of salivary vasopressin as a possible biomarker for anxiety-related responses in dogs. Expand