Journal article

Why Do Even Committed Dog Owners Fail to Comply with Some Responsible Ownership Practices?

Vanessa I Rohlf, Pauleen C Bennett, Samia Toukhsati, Grahame Coleman

Anthrozoös | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

Various dog management behaviors must be performed by owners to promote both the welfare of dogs and community health, safety, and amenity. While most Australian dog owners are compliant with practices known to characterize responsible dog ownership, even responsible owners sometimes fail to act responsibly. In addition, there remains a minority of owners who, for unknown reasons, do not comply with any recommended practices. The aim of this study was to use the results of an online survey comprising 1016 dog owners to investigate relationships between demographic, attitudinal, dog-owner relationship variables, and responsible dog ownership behaviors. These behaviors included confinement, re..

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