Joanne A.M. van der Borg

Joanne A.M. van der Borg
Utrecht University | UU · Department of Animals in Science and Society (DASS)

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Introduction
Joanne A.M. van der Borg currently works at Utrecht University, at the Department of Animals in Science and Society, as a member of the Behavioural Clinic team. Joanne does research in dog-dog behaviour and human - dog relationships.
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - present
Utrecht University / DogVision
Position
  • Researcher
September 2003 - February 2018
Wageningen University & Research
Position
  • Lecturer

Publications

Publications (30)
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Fear and anxiety disorders are prevalent in dogs. Current interventions do not resolve adequately this common behavioural problem. This urges exploration of additional, effective interventions for fear and anxiety disorders in dogs. In humans, fear and anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are effectively treated by Eye M...
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Shelter dogs face the challenge of adapting to a kennel environment. Individual differences in adaptation are known to exist. Resting patterns might be indicative of adaptability to such a novel environment, but need to be evaluated for its usefulness, like every potentially physiological and behavioural parameter. Here, we evaluated nocturnal acti...
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Parents raise children in consistent ways, and these parenting styles affect child wellbeing and societal adjustment. Recently, we identified such parenting styles in the owner–dog relationship. Dog owners of the authoritarian- correction orientated (AUC) type stand out for demandingness. Authoritative dog owners adopt either an intrinsic-value ori...
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Dog-directed parenting is an aspect of the owner-dog relationship that describes the overarching emotional sphere in which the dog's guidance and training take place. How dog-directed parenting styles express in specific owner-dog interactions is presently unknown. However, such knowledge can help to advise dog owners on appropriate parenting of th...
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De overheid heeft een verbod op de elektronische halsband aangekondigd, dit leidt tot maatschappelijke discussies waar ook dierenartsen bij betrokken zijn. Wat zijn de gedragsmatige en fysieke gevolgen van het gebruik van de elektronische halsband? Kunnen dierenartsen het verbod op deze elektronische halsband onderbouwen en onderschrijven? Wat kan...
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Overweight/obese dogs are at increased risk of health issues and it is up to the dog owner to uphold successful weight management. In children, overweight relates to their parent’s permissive style of parenting. We predicted that permissive dog-directed parenting likewise associates with a dog being overweight (including obesity). If styles in pare...
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In the Netherlands, dogs may be seized by the police when they have killed or seriously wounded another dog. Police reports on these incidents reveal that some dogs attack vigorously and fast, without warning. In the Veterinary behavior clinic at Utrecht University these types of attacks were earlier recognized in referred dogs, leading to a set of...
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Consistent owner-dog interaction patterns such as dog-directed parenting styles could reflect in the leash tension applied when walking a dog. Rein sensors are commonly used to measure tension applied to a horse's bit and our research aim was to evaluate the performance of this methodology for measuring leash tension. We evaluated the consistency o...
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Dog ownership satisfaction relates to the quality of life of both owner and dog, and when seriously compromised may even lead to dog abandonment. Knowledge on determinants of dog ownership satisfaction is limited, obstructing solutions for promoting satisfaction, and here we quantified causes making dog owners less than very satisfied with their do...
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Parents interact with children following specific styles, known to influence child development. These styles represent variations in the dimensions of demandingness and responsiveness, resulting in authoritarian, authoritative, permissive or uninvolved parenting. Given the similarities in the parent to child and owner to dog relationships, we deter...
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Items measuring the uninvolved parenting style. PSDQ items in the uninvolved style following Blakely Kimble (2009) and Baumrind (2013) (PDF)
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Second step 32-item dog-directed PSDQ Principal Component Analysis. Dutch dog owners (N = 518) filled out a 32-item Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ) adapted for assessing dog-directed parenting styles. Answers on a five-point Likert scale were analysed by Principal Components Analysis, omitting items with loadings < │0.4│for the...
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32-item child-directed PSDQ Principal Component Analysis. Dutch dog owning parents (N = 518) reported on child-directed parenting in 32 items adapted from the Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ). Answers on a five-point Likert scale were analysed by Principal Component Analysis and presented are the loadings ≥ |0.4| and percentages...
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62-item dog-directed PSDQ Principal Component Analysis. Dutch dog owning parents (N = 518) reported on dog-directed parenting in 62 items adapted from the Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ). Answers on a five-point Likert scale were analysed by Principal Component Analysis and presented are the loadings ≥ |0.4| and percentages of...
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Overview of PCA-item loadings. Results of loadings after rotation from PCA-analysis for 32/62-PSDQ (Robinson et al., 1995) and new dog-directed parenting styles in 518 Dutch dog owning parents; presented are the loadings ≥ |0.4|. (PDF)
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Behavioural testing allows to exclude dogs that are fearful and aggressive from the breeding population, but relatively little is known about the effectiveness of such strategies in practice. From 2001 till 2009 parent purebred Dutch Rottweilers had to pass the Socially Acceptable Behaviour (SAB)-test for their offspring to obtain a pedigree certif...
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A dominance hierarchy is an important feature of the social organisation of group living animals. Although formal and/or agonistic dominance has been found in captive wolves and free-ranging dogs, applicability of the dominance concept in domestic dogs is highly debated, and quantitative data are scarce. Therefore, we investigated 7 body postures a...
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Dominance and its behavioral measures in group housed domestic dogs JOANNE A.M. VAN DER BORG 1,*, MATTHIJS B.H. SCHILDER 2, CLAUDIA VINKE 2 1Wageningen University, Behavioural Ecology Group, Department of Animal Sciences, PO Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands 2 Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animals in...
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Living with dogs, encountering dogs, investigating dogs, we inevitably interpret their behavior as part of our interaction with them. In our study we tested whether interpretation of dog behavior is affected by empathy for animals. Fifty seven vet-erinary students participated in the study. Students filled out a questionnaire on their experience wi...
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Food composition has been reported to influence mood and behaviour in humans and animals and it could help to reduce unwanted behaviour in dogs. Anxiety-related behaviour is associated with the functioning of the central serotonergic system and here it was investigated if dietary supplementation with the serotonin precursor tryptophan (Trp) affects...
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EFFECT OF BEHAVIORAL TESTING ON THE PREVALENCE OF FEAR AND AGGRESSION IN THE DUTCH ROTTWEILER POPULATION Joanne A.M. Van der Borg*, Elisabeth A.M. Graat Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, Netherlands *Corresponding author: joanne.vanderborg@wur.nl Since June 2001, the Dutch Kennel Club has mandated that both parents of Dutch pu...
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Behavioural effects of the use of a shock collar during guard dog training of German shepherd dogs were studied. Direct reactions of 32 dogs to 107 shocks showed reactions (lowering of body posture, high pitched yelps, barks and squeals, avoidance, redirection aggression, tongue flicking) that suggest stress or fear and pain. Most of these immediat...
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Although it is comparatively easy to find new homes for many dogs in animal shelters, a large proportion of these animals are eventually returned. This is due partly to a poor ‘match’ between dog and new owner. A better prediction of problem behaviour could improve the matching procedure. A set of tests was developed to test four problem-related be...

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