The study of the human-dog relationship is relatively recent, and the prevalent framework, borrowed from the human infant literature, is embedded in attachment theory.This chapter starts with a brief introduction on different social bonds in animals, particularly mammals, followed by a presentation of Bowlby's ethological attachment theory and the prevalent paradigm used in assessing attachment: the Strange Situation.Then, the nature and the characteristics of the dog-human bond are considered, and a critical review of the literature on dog-human attachment is carried out. The effects of different life experiences on attachment are presented and discussed. The dog-human relationship is discussed in the light of intraspecific mother-pup attachment behaviour. Finally, future directions in research are proposed.

The immaterial cord : the dog human attachment bond / E. Prato Previde, P. Valsecchi - In: The social dog : cognition and behavior / [a cura di] J. Kaminski, S. Marshall Pescini. - Amsterdam : Academic Press : Elsevier, 2014. - ISBN 978-0-12-407818-5. - pp. 165-185 [10.1016/B978-0-12-407818-5.00006-1]

The immaterial cord : the dog human attachment bond

E. Prato Previde;
2014

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The study of the human-dog relationship is relatively recent, and the prevalent framework, borrowed from the human infant literature, is embedded in attachment theory.This chapter starts with a brief introduction on different social bonds in animals, particularly mammals, followed by a presentation of Bowlby's ethological attachment theory and the prevalent paradigm used in assessing attachment: the Strange Situation.Then, the nature and the characteristics of the dog-human bond are considered, and a critical review of the literature on dog-human attachment is carried out. The effects of different life experiences on attachment are presented and discussed. The dog-human relationship is discussed in the light of intraspecific mother-pup attachment behaviour. Finally, future directions in research are proposed.
Attachment; Dog-human relationship; Intraspecific social bonds; Life experiences; Strange Situation
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