Children and dogs: how do children interpret dog behaviour

Lakestani, Nelly (2007) Children and dogs: how do children interpret dog behaviour. In: GSAVA Annual Congress, 2007, Berlin.

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Abstract

A commonly suggested reason for the occurrence of dog bites is miscommunication between humans and dogs (Overall & Love, 2001; Wright, 1985). Humans may fail to understand the communication signals displayed by the dog, they therefore may not be able to respond appropriately, which results in the dog biting. This is, however, only a hypothesis. There is little or no information on whether
miscommunication is actually one of the causes of dog bite accidents. Several studies have examined the circumstances of accidents and the characteristics of the victims
but there does not seem to be any evidence as to what really is the cause (Beck, Loring, & Lockwood, 1975; Guy et al., 2001; Millot, Filiatre, Cagnon, Eckerlin, & Montagner, 1988; Patrick & O'Rourke, 1998). There are a few studies investigating how people interact with dogs (Millot, 1994; Millot, Filiatre, Cagnon, Eckerlin, & Montagner, 1988; Millot & Filiatre, 1986). However, these do not investigate how people interpret the behaviour of dogs.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords:dog behaviour, dog bite prevention, children
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
C Biological Sciences > C820 Developmental Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:4556
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:18 Jun 2011 21:26
Last Modified:28 Jun 2013 09:23

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