Research

Canine-Human Interactions & Cognition
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  • Canine responsiveness to gestures, attentional state, & verbal cues
  • Attachment bond formation between humans & dogs
  • Canine social development & problem solving behavior
  • Identification of individual and environmental traits predicting the success of dogs in homes or in working roles

 


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Learn More about our work with Wolves, Foxes,
and Coyotes taking place at Wolf Park & watch
videos
of wolf pup rearing.

 

Cat-Human Interactions & Cognition

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  • Cat-human bond
  • Cat responsiveness to human cues & attentional state
  • Influence of life experience on cat cognition & cat-human bond
  • Kitten training & socialization classes

 

 

Learn MoreCeciliaStand about free kitten training &
socialization classes offered by the HAI lab. 

Applied Animal Behavior

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  • Enrichment and Welfare
  • Role of the environment and learning in behavioral development & behavior problems
  • Shelter animal behavior
  • Social development & Human-Animal Interactions in captive animals & livestock
  • Animal- Assisted Therapy

 

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campus testing sites, homes, dog parks, animal shelters, wild life
centers, barns and in the field.

 

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Members of our group have also provided training and
animal behavior consultations to zoos, animal facilities,
TV producers, lawyers, and pet owners.

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