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- Menchetti, Laura, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Applied animal behaviour science 2019 v.213 pp. 107-116
- acclimation; animal behavior; animal rescue shelters; cages; coping strategies; dogs; social environment; veterinarians; welfare assessment
- ... This study aimed to develop and validate a fast and straightforward welfare assessment system to help shelter staff in decision-making processes. For newly captured dogs entering the shelter, the animal control officer (at capture time) and the veterinary officer (at entrance examination) compiled a form attributing a qualitative score for the overall Stress level and for 5 Descriptors of dog beha ...
- Menchetti, Laura, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Applied animal behaviour science 2017 v.191 pp. 67-77
- animal behavior; disasters; dogs; locomotion; odds ratio; snow; space and time; teams
- ... Avalanche search dogs are valuable resources in the event of environmental disasters. The aim of this study was to determine whether dog search strategies and dynamics of interaction with his handler influence team performance during a simulated avalanche search trial. This consisted in discovering a warm scented article, buried under the snow (−20cm), within a specific space and time frame (10min ...