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Animal welfare, animal behaviour, laterality, pet-human bond, dogs, cat, zoo animals

1992 …2019

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2019

Laterality as a tool for assessing breed differences in emotional reactivity in the domestic cat, Felis silvestris catus

Wells, D. L. & McDowell, L. J., 03 Sep 2019, In : Animals. 9, 10 p., 647.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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98 Downloads (Pure)

The state of research on human-animal relations

Wells, D., 19 Mar 2019, In : Anthrozoos. 32

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)
115 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Lack of association between paw preference and behaviour problems in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris

Wells, D. L., Hepper, P. G., Milligan, A. D. S. & Barnard, S., 12 Oct 2018, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
97 Downloads (Pure)

Laterality as a predictor of coping strategies in dogs entering a rescue shelter

Barnard, S., Wells, D. L. & Hepper, P. G., 23 Oct 2018, In : Symmetry. 10, 11, 15 p., 538.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2 Citations (Scopus)
147 Downloads (Pure)

Lateralization of spontaneous behaviours in the domestic cat, Felis silvestris

McDowell, L. J., Wells, D. L. & Hepper, P. G., Jan 2018, In : Animal Behaviour. 135, p. 37-43 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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6 Citations (Scopus)
185 Downloads (Pure)

Personality traits affecting judgement bias task performance in dogs (Canis familiaris)

Barnard, S., Wells, D., Milligan, A., Arnott, G. & Hepper, P., 27 Apr 2018, In : Scientific Reports.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
129 Downloads (Pure)

Stability of motor bias in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris

Wells, D. L., Hepper, P. G., Milligan, A. D. S. & Barnard, S., Apr 2018, In : Behavioural Processes. 149, p. 1-7

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3 Citations (Scopus)
159 Downloads (Pure)
2017

Association Between Lateral Bias and Personality Traits in the Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris)

Barnard, S., Wells, D. L., Hepper, P. G. & Milligan, A. D. S., Aug 2017, In : Journal of Comparative Psychology. 131, 3, p. 246-256 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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10 Citations (Scopus)
279 Downloads (Pure)

Cognitive bias and paw preference in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris

Wells, D., Hepper, P., Milligan, A. D. S. & Barnard, S., 18 May 2017, In : Journal of Comparative Psychology. 131, 4, p. 317-325 9 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)
3244 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Comparing lateral bias in dogs and humans using the KongTM ball test

Wells, D. L., Hepper, P. G., Milligan, A. D. S. & Barnard, S., Mar 2016, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 176, p. 70-76 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Lateral bias and temperament in the domestic cat (Felis silvestris)

McDowell, L., Wells, D., Hepper, P. & Dempster, M., 2016, In : Journal of Comparative Psychology. 130, 4, p. 313-320 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)
2015

Olfaction: An overlooked sensory modality in applied ethology and animal welfare

Nielsen, B. L., Jezierski, T., Bolhuis, J. E., Amo, L., Rosell, F., Oostindjer, M., Christensen, J. W., McKeegan, D., Wells, D. L. & Hepper, P., 03 Dec 2015, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2, 69, p. 1-3 3 p., 69.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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16 Citations (Scopus)
514 Downloads (Pure)
2013

Long-term flavor recognition in humans with prenatal garlic experience

Hepper, P., Wells, D., Dornan, J. C. & Lynch, C., 2013, In : Developmental Psychobiology. 55, 5, p. 568–574

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association

Levine, G., Allen, K., Braun, L., Christian, H., Friedmann, E., Taubert, K., Thomas, S., Wells, D. & Lange, R., 09 May 2013, In : Circulation. 127, 23, p. 1-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

126 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Dogs as a diagnostic tool for ill-health in humans

Wells, D., Mar 2012, In : Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 18, 2, p. 12-17 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Olfactory discrimination in the western lowland gorilla, Gorilla gorilla gorilla

Hepper, P. & Wells, D., Apr 2012, In : Primates. 53, 2, p. 121-126 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Prenatal and early sucking influences on dietary preference in newborn, weaning, and young adult cats

Hepper, P. G., Wells, D. L., Millsopp, S., Kraehenbuehl, K., Lyn, S. A. & Mauroux, O., Oct 2012, In : Chemical Senses. 37, 8, p. 755-766 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of priming on perceptions of dog breed traits

Wells, D., Morrison, D. J. & Hepper, P., Sep 2012, In : Anthrozoos. 25, 3, p. 369-377 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

The ontogenesis of lateralized behavior in the domestic cat, Felis silvestris catus

Wells, D. & Millsopp, S., Feb 2012, In : Journal of Comparative Psychology. 126, 1, p. 23-30 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

The personality of “aggressive” and “non-aggressive” dog owners

Wells, D. L. & Hepper, P. G., Oct 2012, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 53, 6, p. 770-773 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Feline responses to hypoglycaemia in patients with Type 1 diabetes

Wells, D., Lawson, S. W. & Siriwardena, N., 2011, In : Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 17, p. 99-100 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The value of pets for human health

Wells, D., Mar 2011, In : Psychologist. 24, 3, p. 172-176 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Individually identifiable body odors are produced by the gorilla and discriminated by humans

Hepper, P. & Wells, D., 26 Feb 2010, In : Chemical Senses. 35, 4, p. 263-268 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of olfactory stimulation on the behaviour of cats housed in a rescue shelter

Ellis, S. L. H. & Wells, D., Feb 2010, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 123, 1-2, p. 56-62 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)
2009
25 Citations (Scopus)

Lateralized behaviour in the domestic cat, Felis silvestris catus

Wells, D. L. & Millsopp, S., Aug 2009, In : Animal Behaviour. 78, 2, p. 537-541 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Citations (Scopus)

Sensory stimulation as environmental enrichment for captive animals: a review

Wells, D., Apr 2009, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 118, 1-2, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

96 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of animals on human health and well-being

Wells, D., 2009, In : Journal of Social Issues. 65, 3, p. 523-543 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

147 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of feeding enrichment on the moloch gibbon, Hylobates moloch

Wells, D. & Irwin, R. M., 2009, In : Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 12, 1, p. 21-29 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Auditory stimulation as enrichment for zoo-housed Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)

Wells, D. & Irwin, R. M., Nov 2008, In : Animal Welfare. 17, 4, p. 335-340 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

Canine responses to hypoglycaemia in patients with Type 1 diabetes

Wells, D., Lawson, S. W. & Siriwardena, N., 2008, In : Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 14, p. 1235-1241 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Color preferences in gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

Wells, D. L., McDonald, C. L. & Ringland, J. E., May 2008, In : Journal of Comparative Psychology. 122, 2, p. 213-219 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of visual stimulation on the behaviour of cats housed in a rescue shelter

Ellis, S. L. H. & Wells, D., Sep 2008, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 113, 1-3, p. 166-174 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)
2007

A note on the effect of olfactory stimulation on the behaviour and welfare of zoo-housed gorillas

Wells, D., Hepper, P., Coleman, D. & Challis, M. G., Aug 2007, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 106, 1-3, p. 155-160 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Domestic dogs and human health: an overview

Wells, D., Feb 2007, In : British Journal of Health Psychology. 12 (1), 1, p. 145-156 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

106 Citations (Scopus)

Public understanding of toxocariasis.

Wells, D., Mar 2007, In : Public Health. 121, 3, p. 187-188 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)
2006

A note on the effect of auditory stimulation on the behaviour and welfare of zoo-housed gorillas

Wells, D., Coleman, D. & Challis, M. G., Sep 2006, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 100, 3-4, p. 327-332 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Aromatherapy for travel-induced excitement in domestic dogs

Wells, D., Sep 2006, In : Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 229, p. 964-967 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Factors influencing owners' reactions to their dogs' fouling

Wells, D., Sep 2006, In : Environment and Behavior. 38, 5, p. 707-714 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Lateralised swimming behaviour in the California sea lion

Wells, D., Irwin, R. & Hepper, P., Jul 2006, In : Behavioural Processes. 73, 1, p. 121-123 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Perinatal olfactory learning in the domestic dog

Hepper, P. & Wells, D., Mar 2006, In : Chemical Senses. 31(3), 3, p. 207-212 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Citations (Scopus)

Prenatal olfactory learning in the domestic dog

Wells, D. & Hepper, P., Sep 2006, In : Animal Behaviour. 72(3), 3, p. 681-686 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Citations (Scopus)
2005
73 Citations (Scopus)

How many footsteps do dogs need to determine the direction of an odour trail?

Hepper, P. & Wells, D., May 2005, In : Chemical Senses. 30(4), 4, p. 291-298 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Citations (Scopus)

Prenatal thumb sucking is related to postnatal handedness

Hepper, P., Wells, D. & Lynch, C., Jan 2005, In : Neuropsychologia. 43(3), 3, p. 313-315 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

107 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of videotapes of animals on cardiovascular responses to stress

Wells, D., Aug 2005, In : Stress and Health. 21, 3, p. 209-213 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Citations (Scopus)

The identification and perception of bottled water

Wells, D., 2005, In : Perception. 34, p. 1291-1292 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of olfactory stimulation on the behaviour of dogs housed in a rescue shelter

Graham, L., Wells, D. & Hepper, P., May 2005, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 91, 1-2, p. 143-153 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

59 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of visual stimulation on the behaviour of dogs housed in a rescue shelter

Graham, L., Wells, D. & Hepper, P., May 2005, In : Animal Welfare. 14, 2, p. 143-148 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)
2004

A review of environmental enrichment for kennelled dogs, Canis familiaris

Wells, D., 25 Mar 2004, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 85 (3-4), 3-4, p. 307-317 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

116 Citations (Scopus)