• The comparative welfare status of owned, managed stray and unmanaged strays cats 

      Dale, Arnja; Salinsky, Jodi; Ladyman, Rebecca; Harvey, Laura; Jolly, S.; Leong, J.; Farrow, A.; Trippett, V.; Murphy, D.; Walker, Jessica (2015-09)
      Stray cats are an extremely polarising issue in New Zealand drawing regular media attention often with reports of reduced welfare. With the aim of collecting empirical data to investigate this, we developed and validated ...
    • Do dog owners know their dogs? Identifying preferred rewards and positive behaviour during social interactions 

      Cameron, Kristie; Walker, Jessica; Dale, Arnja (2018-09)
      The goal Rationale Project 1. Identification of reinforcers for dog training Methods and Results Conclusions Project 2. Identification of behaviours associated with dyadic interactions Methods and Results Sequences ...
    • Implementation of tikanga Māori in animal euthanasia teaching 

      Dale, Arnja; Walker, Jessica; Perrott, John (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-17)
      One of the core functions of being an Animal Welfare Inspector is to mitigate animal suffering, pain and distress; a common method of which is through euthanising animals. Animal cadavers are used to teach euthanasia ...
    • Public attitudes towards grief in animals 

      McGrath, N.; Walker, Jessica; Nilsson, D.; Phillips, C. (Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, 2013)
      Animals under human management are often separated from conspecifics, which may lead to behaviour indicative of separation distress or grief. For the purposes of this paper, grief is considered as a biological response to ...
    • A survey of owners’ perceptions of fear of fireworks in a sample of dogs and cats in New Zealand 

      Dale, A. R.; Walker, Jessica; Farnworth, Mark; Morrissey, S. V.; Waran, N. K. (2010)
      AIMS: To establish reliable information regarding the behavioural responses of dogs and cats to fi reworks in New Zealand; record interventions used by owners, and their perceived effi cacies; and establish the prevalence ...
    • Tikanga Māori : animal cadavers used for teaching animal euthanasia 

      Dale, Arnja; Perrott, John; Biddle- Ranga, TeUrikore; Walker, Jessica (Ngā Pae o Māramatanga, 2015-04)
      The importance Mäori place on the environment and animals in particular is evidenced in Mäori oral narratives and proverbial sayings. Understanding Mäori knowledge and the cultural norms associated with animals is benefi ...