Human-Dog relationship


Responsible Dog Ownership Options in Kenya

Author:  Presentation by Omemo P.
Source: District Veterinary Office, 2011, Kisumu, Kenya
Document:  peter_omemo_responsible_dog_wwnership_2011

Responsible Dog Ownership

Author: Sedlbauer M.
Source: Guideline of the Veterinary Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, 2010.
Document:   ResponsibleDogOwnership

Improving dog ownership: the economic case for dog licensing

Author: Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty on Animals (RSPCA)

Source: RSPCA Report, 2010
Document:  Dog registration report

Opinion on Communicating the Duty of Care

Author: Companion Animal Welfare Council (CAWC)
Source: CAWC, 2013.
Document: CAWC Opinion on Communicating the Duty of Care May 2013_0



Friends With Benefits: On the Positive Consequences of Pet Ownership

 Author: McConnell A., Brown C. M., Shoda T. M., Stayton L. E.,Martin C. E.
 Source: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2011, Vol.101, Issue 6, pp. 1239-52. 

An experimental study of the effects of play upon the dog–human relationship

 Author: Rooney N. J, Bradshaw J. W. S.
 Source: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2002, Vol. 75, Issue 2, pp. 161-176.
 Document: AABS_Rooney_dog_play

Friends for life: How pets keep older people healthy and active

Author: International Animal Health Organisation (IFAH)
Source:  IFAH, 2013.
Document: IFAHEurope_petselderly_pressrelease

Health benefits (socioeconomic value) of companion animals

Author: The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA)

Source: Appendix 12 – FECAVA Council, Baden Baden – 28th March 2009
Document: Health benefits ( socio-economic) of companion animals

Pet Dog Ownership Decisions for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Gretchen K. Carlisle
Source: Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School University of Missouri-Columbia, 2013.
Document: Dissertation

The Role of Pets in Enhancing Human Well-being: Effects for Older People

Author: Hart L. A.
Source: in The Waltham Book of Human-Animal Interactions: Benefits and Responsibilities of Pet Ownership, Edit by Robinson I., 1995, Ch. III, pp. 19-30.
Document: The Role of Pets in Enhancing Human Well-being

Biology, Culture, and the Origins of Pet-Keeping

Author: Harold A. Herzog
Source: Animal Behavior and Cognition
Document: Biology, Culture, and the Origins of Pet-Keeping

Depression, loneliness, and pet attachment in homebound older adult cat and dog owners

Author: S.M Branson; L.Boss; S.Cron; D.C Turner
Source: Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Dog ownership and the risk of cardiovascular disease and death – a nationwide cohort study

Author: M Mubanga; L Byberg; C Nowak; A Egenwall; PK Magnusson; E Ingelsson; T Fall

How Japanese companion dog and cat owners' degree of attachment relates to the attribution of emotions to their animals

Author: B Su; N Koda; P Martens


Animal hoarding: a Neglected Problem at the Intersection of Psychiatry, Veterinary Medicine, and Law

Author: Patronek G. J. and Weiss K. J.
Source: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts and University of Pennsylvania Forensic Psychiatry Program
Document:  Animal Hoarding

A Theoretical Perspective to Inform Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Animal Hoarders

Author: Patronek G. J. and Nathanson J. N.
Source: Clinical Psychology Review, 2009, Issue 29, pp. 274-281.
Document:  TherapistGuide



Opinion: we didn't domesticated dogs, they domesticated us

Author: Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
Source:  National Geographic News, 2013.

Top dogs: wolf domestication and wealth

Author: Driscoll C. A. and Macdonald D. W.
Source:  Journal of Biology 2010, Issue 9, p. 10 

Attachment to humans: a comparative study on hand-reared wolves and differently socialized dog puppies

Author: Topál J., Gácsi M., Miklósi Á.
Source:  Animal Behaviour, 2005, Vol. 70, Issue 6, pp. 1367–1375.
Document: topalGMVKCS2005



Research Project Report: Status Dogs, Young People and Criminalisation: Towards a Preventative Strategy

 Author: Hughes G., Maher J., Lawson C.
Source: submission to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPC) by the Cardiff Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, 2011, Cardiff University

Why doctors should care about animal cruelty

 Author: Sherley Miranda
 Source: Australian Family Physician, 2007, Vol. 36, Issues 1-2, pp. 61-63 
 Document:  20070129sherley

Understanding the Link – Animal Abuse, Child Abuse, and Domestic Violence

Author: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Source: NSPCC
Document:  understandingthelinks_wdf48177

The "Making the Link" study

Author: "Making the Link" Study
Source: "Making the Link" study

The ongoing impact of domestic violence on animal welfare

Author: CM Tiplady; DB Walsh; JC Phillips
Source: Animal Studies Journal

Recognising abuse in animals and humans: a short guide for the veterinary team

Author: Animal Welfare Foundation
Source: Animal Welfare Foundation


People, pets, and wills — Taking care of our pets. Les gens, les animaux et les testaments — Prendre soin de nos animaux familiers

 Author: Ausman B.
 Source: Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2004, Vol. 45, Issue 1, pp. 67-69.

Familiarity Bias and Physiological Responses in Contagious Yawning by Dogs Support Link to Empathy

Author: Romero T., Konno A., Hasegawa T.
Source: PLoS One, 2013, Vol. 8, Issue 8, pp. e71365- e71373.

Compassion Fatigue Management

Author: Veterinary Social Work
Source: The University of Tennessee- Institute of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dog bite injuries to humans and the use of breed-specific legislation: a comparison of bites from legislated and non-legislated dog breeds

Author: N.Creedon; Paraic S O. Suilleabhain

Mouth-licking by dogs as a response to emotional stimuli

Author: N Albuquerque; K Guo; A wilkinson; B Resende; DS Mills

How many people have been bitten by dogs? A cross sectional survey of prevalence, incidence and factors associated with dog bites in a UK community

C Westgarth; M Brooke; RM Christley
Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health