Owner Attachment and Problem Behaviors Related to Relinquishment and Training Techniques of Dogs

@article{Kwan2013OwnerAA,
  title={Owner Attachment and Problem Behaviors Related to Relinquishment and Training Techniques of Dogs},
  author={Jennifer Y Kwan and M. Bain},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={16},
  pages={168 - 183}
}
Problematic behaviors are a significant reason for relinquishment, and relinquished dogs are more likely to have problem behaviors. This study utilized standardized surveys of owners (companion animal guardians) relinquishing their dogs to shelters and dog owners visiting vaccination clinics. “Relinquishing” and “continuing” owners were asked questions in the following categories: demographic information, training methods and tools, frequencies in which their dogs engaged in problematic… Expand
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