Date of Award

Fall 12-21-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Mark Hauber

Second Advisor

Stephen Zawistowski

Academic Program Adviser

Ofer Tchernichovski


This study utilized a modified Strange Situation Test to investigate attachment behavior of shelter dogs to an experimental owner and a stranger observing physical contact and location. No difference was seen in physical contact but a small difference was seen in location.



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