- Current students
Environmental and Animal Sciences
New Zealand Applied Behaviour Association; New Zealand Companion Animal Council; New Zealand First Strike Committee; Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, UK.
Arnja is a senior lecturer and lectures in applied animal behaviour, animal welfare, and animal welfare law and ethics across the majority of programmes within the Department of Natural Sciences. She also runs the Certificate in Animal Welfare Investigations and the veterinary referral Unitec Animal Behaviour Center.
Current areas of interest include: Conservation and animal welfare; Animal training techniques and welfare implications; Animal welfare investigations and legislation.
Dale, A.R., and Vigeant, S. (2014). Investigation the prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) in domestic cats that enter the SPCA Auckland in New Zealand - does this affect the outcome for the cat? New Zealand Veterinary Association, Auckland Veterinary Association Meeting.
Blanchon, D. J., Nessia, H., McClymont, M., Dale, A., Perrott, J., Aguilar, G., and Waipara, N. (2013). The good news and bad news about the African club moss (Selaginella kraussiana). NETS National Biosecurity Conference, Greymouth, July/August 2013.
Dale , A. R., and White, S. (2013). Codifying Animal Welfare Standards: Foundations for Better Animal Protection of Merely a Facade? Animal Law in Australasia Second Edition (Vol. Animal Law in Australasia Second edition).
Dale, A. R., Podlesnik, C. A., and Elliffee, D. (2013). Can models mimic the real thing in aversive training of canine predation? New Zealand Applied Behaviour Analysis Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 30th August-1st September 2013.
Dale, A. R., Podlesnik, C. A., and Elliffee, D. (2013). Can models be used successfully to mimic the real thing to prevent canine predation of an endangered species? Australian Working Dog Conference, Sydney, Australia, 4th November 2013.
Dale, A. R., Statham, S., Podlesnik, C. A., and Ellife, D. (2013). The acquisition and maintenance of dogs' aversion responses to kiwi (Apteryx spp.) training stimuli across time and locations. Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Vol. 146).
Dale, A. R., and Statham, S. (2011). Could Kiwi Aversion Training Reduce Canine Predation on Kiwi (Apteryx spp.)? New Zealand Applied Behaviour Analysis Conference. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Dale, A.R., Walker, J.K., Farnworth, M.J., Morrissey, S.V., and Waran, N.K. (2010). A cross-sectional survey of owners' perceptions of fear of fireworks in dogs and cats in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal (Vol. 58(6)).
Walker, J.K., Dale, A.R., Waran, N., Clarke, N., Farnworth, M., and Wemelsfelder, F. (2010). The assessment of emotional expression in dogs using a Free Choice Profiling methodology. Animal Welfare, ISSN: 0962-7286 (Vol. 19).
Dale, A. R., Jameson, A., and Walker, J. (2009). A preliminary investigation into attitudes towards the use of electric collars to stop dogs killing kiwi. Unitec Research Symposium, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
Walker, K., Bridgeman, G., and Dale, A. R. (2009). The psychological and physical effects of participating and a mass euthanasia operation. Unitec Research Symposium, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
Walker, J., Dale, A., D'Eath, R., and Wemelsfelder, F. (2009). Welfare Assessment in Dogs: Trialing and Validating a Qualitative Behavioural-based Approach. Prepared for the Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group.
Walker, J., Dale, A., D.'Eath, R., and Wemelsfelder, F. (2009). Welfare assessment in dogs: Reducing the invasiveness of welfare assessment methodology through trial and validation of a qualitative, behavioural-based approach. Journal of Veterinary Behaviour (Vol. 4 2).
Walker, J., Dale, A., D' Eath, R., and Wemelsfelder, F. (2008). Welfare Assessment in Dogs: Reducing the Invasiveness of Welfare Assessment Methodology through Trial and Validation of a Qualitative Behavioural-based Approach. Canine Science Forum, Budapest. Hungary.
Walker, J., Dale, A., D' Eath, R., and Wemelsfelder, F. (2008). Welfare Assessment in Dogs: Reducing the Invasiveness of Welfare Assessment Methodology through Trial and Validation of a Qualitative Behavioural-based Approach. Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Day 2008, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Dale, A. R., and Walker, J. (2008). Welfare Assessment in Dogs: Reducing the Invasiveness of
Welfare Assessment Methodology through Trial and Validation of
a Qualitative Behavioural-based Approach. Prepared for the Lord Dowding Fund.
Williams, V., Dale, A., Clarke, N., and Garrett, N. (2008). Animal abuse and family violence: Survey on the recognition of animal abuse by veterinarians in New Zealand and their understanding of the correlation between animal abuse and human violence. New Zealand Veterinary Journal (Vol. 56 1).
Dale, A., and Robertson, B. (2006). DNA sexing of weka (Gallirallus australis). Nortonis (Vol. 53).
Waran, N., Best, L., Clarke, N., Williams, V., Dale, A., and Salinsky, J. (2006). Cats are different from Dogs - towards an objective 'Species - Centred' approach to assessing pain. Australian College of Veterinary Scientist Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Australia.
Waran, N., Williams, V., Best, J., Salinsky, J., Dale, A., and Clarke, N. (2006). Cats are different from dogs Developing behavioural indicators of pain in cats. British Veterinary Association and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare Symposium.