Differences in stress and happiness between owners who perceive their dogs as well behaved or poorly behaved when they are left alone

González Ramírez, Mónica Teresa y Vanegas Farfano, Minerva y Landero Hernández, René (2018) Differences in stress and happiness between owners who perceive their dogs as well behaved or poorly behaved when they are left alone. Journal of Veterinary Behavior (28). pp. 1-5.

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This study was performed to identify differences between a group of 36 dog owners who reported separation-related behavioral problems in their dogs and a group of 40 dog owners who perceived their dogs as well behaved in their absence. The variables compared between these groups were attachment, trainability, human-dog relationship, owner-dog compatibility, happiness, and stress. Dogs whose owners perceived that they were well behaved when left alone had more years within the household and higher scores in trainability; these owners also reported a better relationship with the dog and lower attachment scores than the group that perceived separation-related problems in their dogs. In addition, those owners who saw their dogs as well behaved when left alone showed higher perceived happiness and lower perceived stress. The equivalence in compatibility and the differences found in the mentioned variables suggest that owners and their dogs are compatible in activity preferences and in emotional variables such as anxiety or stress. It is possible that humans with higher levels of stress do not have a relaxed relationship with their dogs, which may contribute to their annoyance about their dogs’ behavior, and they spend less time with them. This could explain why they perceived their dogs as having separation-related behavioral problems. A dog’s behavior could be a source of stress for the owner affecting the owner’s perceived happiness.

Tipo de elemento: Article
Palabras claves no controlados: separation anxiety separation-related problems human-dog interaction pet effect stress happiness
Materias: S Agricultura > SF Ganadería / Medicina veretrinaria
Divisiones: Organización Deportiva
Usuario depositante: Lic. Alma Méndez
González Ramírez, Mónica Teresamonica.gonzalezrz@uanl.edu.mxNO ESPECIFICADO
Vanegas Farfano, Minervaminerva.vanegas@gmail.comNO ESPECIFICADO
Fecha del depósito: 16 Jun 2020 13:08
Última modificación: 16 Jun 2020 13:08
URI: http://eprints.uanl.mx/id/eprint/19087

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