Dogs

Chewing enrichment items in shelter and laboratory environments: an analysis of their use by domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and their implications for welfare

A discussion of contemporary chew enrichment items and their potential in kennel environments for stress relief and expression of positive and normal behaviours

Author: 
Van Arkel, Alicia
Published: 
2018
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A discussion of contemporary chew enrichment items and their potential in kennel environments for stress relief and expression of positive and normal behaviours

Canine Fear, Anxiety and Aggression: Treatment options & welfare implications for domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)

Discusses multiple treatment options relating to canine fear, anxiety and aggression, and consequential impact on domestic dog welfare. 

Author: 
Vera, Cynthia Cricri
Published: 
2016
Essay Description: 
Multiple treatment options relating to canine fear, anxiety and aggression
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Managing separation anxiety in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris)

Discusses the efficacy of behavioural modification, auditory and olfactory stimulation, and intranasal oxytocin to reduce separation anxiety in domestic dogs.

Author: 
Gerber, Laura
Published: 
2016
Essay Description: 
Separation anxiety in domestic dogs
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Improving the Welfare of Australian Stock-herding Dogs

Author: 
Davis, Rosemary
Published: 
2015
Essay Description: 
An investigation into improving stock herding-dog welfare by using environmental factors and genetics to predict training success rates, thereby minimising wastage.
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Identifying aggression in domestic dogs, risk factors and implications for welfare

Author: 
Tao, Annie
Published: 
2014
Essay Description: 
Discusses the application of an effective series of test to identify potentially fearful dogs; fear is a factor contributing to aggression in domestic dogs
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Owners' Attitudes to their Overweight and Obese Dogs: How the Veterinarian can Influence the Welfare of these Animals through Owner Education

Author: 
Yates, Kelly
Published: 
2013
Essay Description: 
Examines the factors contributing to companion animal obesity and the importance of educating owners about the health implications.
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The Importance and Reliability of Temperament Testing in Companion Dogs

Author: 
Allen, Katherine
Published: 
2013
Essay Description: 
Examines the reliability of behavioural assessments in assessing dog temperament.
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Reducing Stress in Shelter Dogs by Modifying Shelter Management

Author: 
Thurtell, Grace
Published: 
2013
Essay Description: 
Explores the application of different management techniques to reduce stress in shelter dogs.
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Recent Advances in the Welfare of Dogs in Shelters

Author: 
Colborne, Carolyn
Published: 
2013
Essay Description: 
Discusses advances in reducing the stress associated with shelter environments and increasing adoption rates of shelter dogs.
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Implications of Ostearthritis in Canines and Scientific Developments to Potentially Increase their Welfare

Author: 
Paramanandarajah, Thivyanah
Published: 
2013
Essay Description: 
Explores alternative treatments for osteoarthritic pain in dogs