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Accelerometer Assessment of Physical Activity during Dog Walking: A Pilot Study

  • Presented on May 28, 2014

Background: Despite a growing body of research indicating that dog walking contributes to meeting physical activity (PA) recommendations, a key limitation of this literature is the use of self-report measures of dog walking and overall PA. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to use accelerometry to characterize the ...


Associations between obesity and physical activity in dogs: a preliminary investigation

  • Published on Oct. 9, 2013

Objectives To assess whether obesity has any association with objectively measured physical activity levels in dogs. Methods Thirty-nine dogs wore Actigraph GT3X accelerometers (Actigraph) for 7 consecutive days. Each dog was classified as ideal weight, overweight or obese using the 5-point body condition scoring system. Total volume of physical activity ...


A Pair-Matched Comparison of Objectively Measured Sedentary and Physical Activity Levels of Obese/Overweight Dogs With Normal Weight Dogs

  • Presented on 2011

Introduction Accurate measurement of canine physical activity (PA) is important in obesity treatment and prevention in veterinary medicine [1]. Methods of PA measurement often rely on owner recall and thus open to the same cognitive problems recognised in human PA measurement [1]. Accelerometry has been shown to be a valid, practical and ...


Dog Ownership and Adolescent Physical Activity

  • Published on 02/15/2011

Background Positive associations between dog ownership and adult health outcomes have been observed, but research involving youth is lacking. Purpose The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship of family dog ownership to adolescent physical activity. Methods Data were collected on dog ownership in 618 adolescent/parent pairs between 9/2006 ...


Validity, Practical Utility and Reliability of Actigraph Accelerometry for the Measurement of Habitual Physical Activity in Dogs

  • Published on 02/01/2011

Objectives To test the validity, practical utility, and reliability of the Actigraph GT3-X accelerometer for measurement of habitual physical activity in pet dogs. Methods In the validation study, 30 dogs wore the accelerometer for 1 day while being filmed. Accelerometer and film were synchronised and 10-minute periods of the filmed records ...