Saturday, November 26, 2016

Insights Into the Behavior of Dogs Rescued from Animal Hoarders

Insights Into the Behavior of Dogs Rescued from Animal Hoarders:

Like prisoners of war, dogs rescued from hoarding environments often carry the effects of their trauma with them for years. Until recently, we have lacked knowledge about how best to help these dogs recover, or even to understand how trauma affects their behavior. A new study provides some of the first data available about these dogs’ unique needs, and in doing so, suggests how to address them.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Study on Dogs’ Preferences for Praise Versus Treats

Study on Dogs’ Preferences for Praise Versus Treats: Dogs are well known to be chowhounds. The idea that they love food more than anything else is practically (excuse the expression) dogma in the fields of canine behavior and dog training. The trouble is, recent research suggests that it is not true for all dogs.