Use of accelerometers to measure stress levels in shelter dogs.

Jones, Sarah.


  • Dogs may experience significant stress in animal shelters. Admittance to a shelter results in exposure to novel environment and routine, loud noises, and social isolation; precisely the types of events known to activate stress-responses in dogs. The stress experienced by dogs within a shelter has been shown to cause several welfare problems including the onset or exacerbation of behavior problems ... read more
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