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Effects of anxiety on canine movement in dog-robot interactions

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Effects of anxiety on canine movement in dog-robot interactions. / Zamansky, Anna; Bleuer-Elsner, Stephane; Masson, Sylvia; Amir, Shir; Magen, Ofer; van der Linden, Dirk.

In: Animal Behavior and Cognition, 15.08.2018.

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Zamansky, A, Bleuer-Elsner, S, Masson, S, Amir, S, Magen, O & van der Linden, D 2018, 'Effects of anxiety on canine movement in dog-robot interactions', Animal Behavior and Cognition.

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Zamansky, A., Bleuer-Elsner, S., Masson, S., Amir, S., Magen, O., & van der Linden, D. (Accepted/In press). Effects of anxiety on canine movement in dog-robot interactions. Animal Behavior and Cognition.

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Zamansky A, Bleuer-Elsner S, Masson S, Amir S, Magen O, van der Linden D. Effects of anxiety on canine movement in dog-robot interactions. Animal Behavior and Cognition. 2018 Aug 15.

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Zamansky, Anna ; Bleuer-Elsner, Stephane ; Masson, Sylvia ; Amir, Shir ; Magen, Ofer ; van der Linden, Dirk. / Effects of anxiety on canine movement in dog-robot interactions. In: Animal Behavior and Cognition. 2018.

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