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Maddie's Insights webcast April 13, 2023: Becoming a Secure Base: Using science to improve human-animal bonds and welfare

  • 1.  Maddie's Insights webcast April 13, 2023: Becoming a Secure Base: Using science to improve human-animal bonds and welfare

    Posted 01-03-2023 11:58 AM

    This webcast was recorded on Thursday, April 13, 2023
    Presented by Monique Udell, Ph. D., CAAB, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences at Oregon State University, where she also runs the Human-Animal Interactions Lab.

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE

    Many people feel that they have shared a strong bond with a do, and there is growing scientific evidence that these dogs also form strong bonds with their humans. However, science also tells us that not all bonds are created equal. The kind and quality of attachment relationship shared can influence a dog's behavior and welfare outcomes. In this talk, Dr. Monique Udell will provide an overview of attachment theory, including what it means to be a Secure Base, and how this knowledge can be applied to better understand and improve dog-human relationships and the relationships shared between humans and other animals.

    After the watching, join us right here to comment or ask questions

    This one-hour web was pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

    This webcast has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

    About the presenter:

    Monique Udell, Ph. D., CAAB

     Dr. Monique Udell is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and an Associate Professor of Animal Sciences at Oregon State University, where she also runs the Human-Animal Interactions Lab. Much of her work focuses on the development of human-animal bonds and the impact that these bonds can have on the behavior and success of both species. She also studies the social behavior and cognition of a variety of species including cats, dogs, wolves, and sheep, with a special interest in the influence of domestication and lifetime experience on behavioral development, welfare and learning. In addition, Dr. Udell is the co-director of an animal-assisted intervention program dedicated to improving the quality of life of children with and without developmental disabilities and their family dogs and cats. To find out more visit: https://thehumananimalbond.com/


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    alison gibson
    Senior Media Specialist
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 2.  RE: Maddie's Insights webcast April 13, 2023: Becoming a Secure Base: Using science to improve human-animal bonds and welfare

    Posted 04-13-2023 01:07 PM

    This was so informative! Thank you for taking the time to share your research, Dr. Udell! 

    I would love to learn more about what (if any) research is available on the topic of attachment and "bondedness" between pets in multi-pet homes. I believe there was discussion of how there is a need for more research in this area, but I would love to learn more. 

    Thank you again! 



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    Heather Kalman (she/her), CPDT-KA, SBA, ABCDT
    Research and Development Data Coordinator
    American Pets Alive!, Human Animal Support Services
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  • 3.  RE: Maddie's Insights webcast April 13, 2023: Becoming a Secure Base: Using science to improve human-animal bonds and welfare

    Posted 04-14-2023 11:43 AM

    Thanks for attending Heather! You are correct, there is definitely a need for more research in that area.

    Here are some articles on the topic (not all are focused on ' caregiver-dependant type attachment' specifically, but illustrate different ways to consider the kind and quality of individual bonds between dogs):

    Sipple, N., Thielke, L., Smith, A., Vitale, K. R., & Udell, M. A. R. (2021). Intraspecific and Interspecific Attachment between Cohabitant Dogs and Human Caregivers. Integrative and Comparative Biology, icab054. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icab054

    You can download this article for free here:  https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/61/1/132/6273192

    Mariti, C., Carlone, B., Ricci, E., Sighieri, C., & Gazzano, A. (2014). Intraspecific attachment in adult domestic dogs (Canis familiaris): Preliminary results. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 152, 64–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2013.12.002

    Uccheddu, S., Ronconi, L., Albertini, M. et al. Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) grieve over the loss of a conspecific. Sci Rep 12, 1920 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05669-y
    You can download this article for free here: https://rdcu.be/c9VWB

    Cimarelli, G., Marshall-Pescini, S., Range, F. et al. Pet dogs' relationships vary rather individually than according to partner's species. Sci Rep 9, 3437 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40164-x

    You can download this article for free here: https://rdcu.be/c9VWz



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    Monique Udell
    Associate Professor
    Oregon State University
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  • 4.  RE: Maddie's Insights webcast April 13, 2023: Becoming a Secure Base: Using science to improve human-animal bonds and welfare

    Posted 04-14-2023 12:53 PM

    Thank you so much!



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    Heather Kalman (she/her), CPDT-KA, SBA, ABCDT
    Research and Development Data Coordinator
    American Pets Alive!, Human Animal Support Services
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