publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Best of friends? Investigating the dog-human relationship

Rehn, Therese;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2013
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Dogs are commonly referred to as man's best friend, but the main focus of this thesis was to investigate how the dog experiences the relationship. The first part of the thesis dealt with methodology currently used to assess the dog-human relationship: the Strange Situation Procedure (SSP) and the Monash Dog Owner Relationship Scale (MDORS). In one experiment, possible associations between the dog's bond to its owner (using the SSP) and the strength of the owner's relationship to the dog (using the MDORS) were investigated. Associations found were linked to how much the owner interacted with the dog on a daily basis, but not to the level of the owner's emotional ...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Animal and Dairy Science.
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