New findings in canine and welfare science and its relevance to guide dog use

Lloyd, Janice (2016) New findings in canine and welfare science and its relevance to guide dog use. In: [Presented at the International Guide Dog Seminar 2016]. From: International Guide Dog Seminar 2016, 12-22 May 2016, Hvar, Croatia.

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Abstract

The field of canine science has been blooming in recent years, and there is much to be learned from it. This presentation will briefly discuss some of the latest studies in companion animal psychology (the science of people’s relationships with their pets) and animal welfare science that are relevant to guide dog use. Topics to be addressed include ‘love’ (Do our dogs love us?) and ‘empathy’ (Do our dogs know when we are sad?), as well as issues related to training – including an overview of how the limbic system (the part of the brain that controls emotions) relates to learning and thinking; the concept of ‘dominance’ and how it applies to domestic dogs; and how science can help us improve the welfare of working dogs.

Acknowledgement

Companion animal psychology. (2015). 6 reasons to love canine science. Retrieved on April 5, 2016 from http://www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2015/05/6-reasons-to-love-canine-science.html

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Research Background This work reviewed some of the latest studies in companion animal psychology and animal welfare science that are relevant to guide dog use.
Item ID: 48033
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 23:49
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079999 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 80%
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8399 Other Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 839901 Animal Welfare @ 25%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 25%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences @ 50%
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