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Canine Research

1.  Affenzeller, N., R. Palme, H. Zulch. 2017. Playful activity post-learning improves training performance in Labrador Retriever dogs (Canis lupus familiaris). Physiology & Behavior. 168:62-73.


2.  Arhant, C., H. Bubna-Littitz, A. Bartels, A. Futschik, J. Troxler. 2010. Behaviour of smaller and larger dogs: Effects of training methods, inconsistency of owner behaviour and level of engagement in activities with the dog. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 123(3-4):131-142.

3.  Blackwell, E., C. Bolster, G. Richards, B. Loftus, R. Casey. 2012. The use of electronic collars for training domestic dogs: estimated prevalence, reasons and risk factors for use, and owner perceived success as compared to other training methods. BMC Veterinary Research. 8(1).


4.  Blackwell, E., C. Twells, A. Seawright, R. Casey. 2008. The relationship between training methods and the occurrence of behavior problems, as reported by owners, in a population of domestic dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 3(5):207-217.


5.  Bremhorst, A., S. Bütler, H. Würbel, S. Riemer. 2018. Incentive motivation in pet dogs–preference for constant vs varied food rewards. Scientific Reports. 8(1):9756.

6.  Browne, C. M., N.J. Starkey, T. M. Foster, J.S. McEwan. 2017. Examination of the Accuracy and Applicability of Information in Popular Books on Dog Training. Brill.

7.  Carter, Anne J., D.S. McNally, A.L. Roshier. 2020. Canine collars: an investigation of collar type and the forces applied to a simulated neck model. Veterinary Record. 187(7):52.

8.  Casey, R., B. Loftus, C. Bolster, G. Richards, E. Blackwell. 2014. Human directed aggression in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris): Occurrence in different contexts and risk factors. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 152:52-63.


9.  Chapagain, D., Z. Virányi, L.J. Wallis, L. Huber, J. Serra, F. Range. 2017. Aging of attentiveness in border collies and other pet dog breeds: the protective benefits of lifelong training. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 9:100.


10.  Chiandetti, C., S. Avella, E. Fongaro, F. Cerri. 2016. Can clicker training facilitate conditioning in dogs? Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 184:109-116.


11.  China, L., D.S. Mills, J.J Cooper. 2020. Efficacy of dog training with and without remote electronic collars vs. a focus on positive reinforcement. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2.


12.  Cooper, J., N. Cracknell, J. Hardiman, H. Wright, D. Mills. 2014. The Welfare Consequences and Efficacy of Training Pet Dogs with Remote Electronic Training Collars in Comparison to Reward Based Training. Plos One. 9(10):e110931.


13.  D’Aniello, B., A. Scandurra, A. Alterisio, P. Valsecchi, E. Prato-Previde. 2016. The importance of gestural communication: a study of human–dog communication using incongruent information. Animal Cognition. 19:1231-1235.

14.  Deldalle, S., F. Gaunet, F. 2014. Effects of 2 training methods on stress-related behaviors of the dog (Canis familiaris) and on the dog–owner relationship. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 9(2):58-65. 


15.  Demant, H., J. Ladewig, T. Balsby, T. Dabelsteen. 2011. The effect of frequency and duration of training sessions on acquisition and long-term memory in dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 133(3-4);228-234.

16. Dodman, N. H., D.C. Brown, J.A. Serpell. 2018. Associations between owner personality and psychological status

and the prevalence of canine behavior problems. Plos One. 13(2).

17. Dubé, M. B., L. Asher, H. Würbel, S. Riemer, L. Melotti. 2020. Parallels in the interactive effect of highly sensitive personality and social factors on behaviour problems in dogs and humans. Scientific reports. 10(1):1-9.


18. Feng, L.C., T.J. Howell, P.C. Bennett. 2016. How clicker training works: Comparing reinforcing, marking, and bridging hypotheses. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 181;34-40.

19. Feng, L.C, T.J. Howell, P.C. Bennett. 2017. Comparing trainers’ reports of clicker use to the use of clickers in applied research studies: methodological differences may explain conflicting results. Pet Behavior Science. 3:1-18.

20. Feng, L.C., T.J. Howell, P.C. Bennett. 2018. Practices and perceptions of clicker use in dog training: A survey-based investigation of dog owners and industry professionals. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 23:1-9.

21. Feng, L.C., N.H. Hodgens, J.K. Woodhead, T.J. Howell, P.C. Bennett. 2018. Is clicker training (Clicker + food) better than food-only training for novice companion dogs and their owners? Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 204:81-93.

22. Fernandes, J. G., I.A.S. Olsson. A.C.V. de Castro. 2017. Do aversive-based training methods actually compromise dog welfare?: A literature review. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 196:1-12.


23. Feuerbacher, E., C. Wynne, C. 2012. Relative efficacy of human social interaction and food as reinforcers for domestic dogs and hand-reared wolves. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. 98(1):105-129.


24. Feuerbacher, E.N., C.D. Wynne. 2014. Most domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) prefer food to petting: population, context, and schedule effects in concurrent choice. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. 101(3):385-405.


25. Fugazza, C., A. Miklósi. 2014. Should old dog trainers learn new tricks? The efficiency of the Do as I do method and

shaping/clicker training method to train dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 153:53-61.


26. Fukuzawa, M., N. Hayashi. 2013. Comparison of 3 different reinforcements of learning in dogs (Canis familiaris). Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 8(4):221-224.


27. Gaunet, F. 2009. How do guide dogs and pet dogs (Canis familiaris) ask their owners for their toy and for playing? Animal Cognition. 13(2):311-323.


28. Hasegawa, M., N. Ohtani, M. Ohta. 2014. Dogs' Body Language Relevant to Learning Achievement. Animals: an open access journal from MDPI. 4(1):45-58.

29. Haverbeke, A., B. Laporte, E. Depiereux, J. Giffroy, C. Diederich. 2008. Training methods of military dog handlers and their effects on the team's performances. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 113(1-3):110-122.


30. Herron, M., F. Shofer, I. Reisner. 2009. Survey of the use and outcome of confrontational and non-confrontational training methods in client-owned dogs showing undesired behaviors. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 117(1-2):47-54.


31. Hiby, E.F., N.J. Rooney, J.W.S. Bradshaw. 2004. Dog training methods: Their use, effectiveness and interaction with behaviour and welfare. Animal Welfare. 13:63-69.


32. Jakovcevic, A., A.M. Elgier, A.E. Mustaca, M. Bentosela. 2013. Frustration behaviors in domestic dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 16(1):19-34.


33. Kis, A., S. Szakadát, M. Gácsi, E. Kovács, P. Simor, C. Török, F. Gombos, R. Bódizs, J. Topál. 2017. The interrelated effect of sleep and learning in dogs (Canis familiaris); an EEG and behavioural study. Scientific Reports. 7.

34. Kutsumi, A., M. Nagasawa, M. Ohta, N. Ohtani. 2013. Importance of puppy training for future behavior of the dogThe Journal of Veterinary Medical Science. 75(2):141-9.


35. LaFollette, M.R., K.E. Rodriguez, N. Ogata, M.E. O'Haire. 2019. Military veterans and their PTSD service dogs: associations between training methods, PTSD severity, dog behavior, and the human-animal bond. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 6:23.

36. Masson, S., S. de la Vega, A. Gazzano, C. Mariti, G.D.G. Pereira, C. Halsberghe, B. Schoening. 2018. Electronic training devices: discussion on the pros and cons of their use in dogs as a basis for the position statement of the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology (ESVCE). Journal of Veterinary Behavior. 25:71-75.

37. Masson, S., . Nigron, E. Gaultier. 2018. Questionnaire Survey on The Use of Different E-Collar Types in France in Everyday Life With a View To Providing Recommendations for Possible Future Regulations. Journal of Veterinary Behavior.


38. McGowan, R., T. Rehn, Y. Norling, L. Keeling, L. 2013. Positive affect and learning: exploring the “Eureka Effect” in dogs. Animal Cognition. 17(3):577-587.


39. Meyer, I., J. Ladewig. 2008. The relationship between number of training sessions per week and learning in dogsApplied Animal Behaviour Science. 111(3-4):311-320.


40. Okamoto, Y., N. Ohtani, H. Uchiyama, M. Ohta. 2009. The feeding behavior of dogs correlates with their responses to commands. The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science. 71(12):1617-21. 


41. Overall, K.L. 2018. Beware the misdirection offense: the truth about shock, aversives and punishment. Journal of Veterinary Behavior. 25:4-6.


42. Payne, E., P. Bennett, P. McGreevy. 2017. DogTube: An examination of dogmanship online. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 17:50-61.


43. Riemer, S., S.L. Ellis, H. Thompson, O.H. Burman. 2018. Reinforcer effectiveness in dogs—The influence of quantity and quality. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 206:87-93.


44. Rooney, N., S. Cowan. 2011. Training methods and owner–dog interactions: Links with dog behaviour and learning ability. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 132(3-4):169-177.


45. Scandurra, A., A. Alterisio, M. Aria, R. Vernese, B. D’Aniello. 2018. Should I fetch one or the other? A study on dogs on the object choice in the bimodal contrasting paradigm. Animal cognition. 1-8.

46. Schalke, E., J. Stichnoth, S. Ott, R. Jones-Baade. 2007. Clinical signs caused by the use of electric training collars on dogs in everyday life situations. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 105(4):369-380.

47. Schilder, M., J. van der Borg. 2004. Training dogs with help of the shock collar: short and long term behavioural effects. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 85(3-4):319-334.


48. Siracusa, C., L. Provoost, I.R. Reisner. 2017. Dog-and owner-related risk factors for consideration of euthanasia or rehoming before a referral behavioral consultation and for euthanizing or rehoming the dog after the consultation. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 22:46-56.


49. Smith, S., E. Davis. 2008. Clicker increases resistance to extinction but does not decrease training time of a simple operant task in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 110(3-4):318-329.


50. Todd, Z. 2018. Barriers to the Adoption of Humane Dog Training Methods. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 25C(28-34).


51. Vieira de Castro, A.C., J. Barrett, L. de Sousa, I.A.S. Olsson. 2019. Carrots versus sticks: The relationship between training methods and dog-owner attachment. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 219:104831.


52. Vieira de Castro, A.C., D. Fuchs, G.M. Morello, S. Pastur, L. de Sousa, I.A.S. Olsson. 2020. Does training method matter? Evidence for the negative impact of aversive-based methods on companion dog welfare. Plos One. 15(12):0225023.

53. Williams, E.J., E. Blackwell. 2019. Managing the Risk of Aggressive Dog Behavior: Investigating the Influence of Owner Threat and Efficacy Perceptions. Risk Analysis. 39(11):2528-2542.

54. Ziv, G. 2017. The effects of using aversive training methods in dogs – a review. Journal of Veterinary Behaviour, 19:50-60.

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