An Exploratory Model of Dog Disciplining
Authors: Ben-Michael, Judith; Korzilius, Hubert; Felling, Albert; Vossen, Jo
Source: Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals, 1 September 2000, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 150-163(14)
Abstract:This study examines the possible relationships among dog owners' perceptions of, and emotional and behavioral responses to, problematic situations involving their dogs, and investigates differences in these in different subgroups of owners. The dominant sequence of the interaction is defined as perception–cognition–emotion–behavior, with this study focusing upon perceptual, emotional and behavioral responses. Fifty-five dog owners were presented with 16 descriptions of everyday problematic situations with a dog, and were asked to record the degree to which they elicited emotions such as irritation, anger, sorrow, and anxiety. They were further asked which disciplinary actions they would use in each situation. The results form a general exploratory model of perceptual–emotional–behavioral responses, within which the two most significant sub-models were power assertion and encouragement/comfort. Some gender differences in these models were also discovered.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2000