Social behavior of dogs that frequent a public park in Recife - PE
Patricia Monteiro de Lira, Tomás Guilherme Pereira da Silva, Gilcifran Prestes de Andrade, Lourival Barros de Sousa Brito Pereira, Tayara Soares de Lima, Júlio Cézar dos Santos Nascimento
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
The objective of this study was to characterize the social behavior and the man-animal relationship of dogs attending a public park, in the South Zone of Recife, Pernambuco. For this purpose, questionnaires containing questions regarding the purpose of breeding, frequency of walking and the occurrence of abnormal behaviors were applied to sixty tutors of dogs attending a public park. The data showed that the breeding conditions and the interaction that the dogs maintain with the tutors have generated changes in the social behavior of these animals and the regularity of the walks has markedly reduced the levels of aggression and animal anxiety, promoting adequate socialization and welfare.