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The Influence of the Animal(s) at the Other End of the Leash

    When it comes to health and behaviour, well-being and welfare, it may be as much or more about the humans who are responsible for dogs rather than the dogs themselves. The complex and rich interactions between people and pets must be borne in mind whenever we discuss issues of health and disease or behaviour problems.

    This paper: "Owner-companion dog interactions: Relationships between demographic variables, potentially problematic behaviours,training engagement and shared activities", by Pauleen Bennett and Vanessa Rohlf from the Animal Welfare Science Centre, Department of Psychology,at Monash University in Australia shows influences on perceived behaviour problems by factors such as family dynamics and owner engagement. The discussion is frank about the limitations of the sample and study, but the findings are nonetheless relevant.


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