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Thoughts on communication as a way to better understand dog behavior

The domestic dog spends the majority of his/her life interacting with an utterly noncanine animal, the human. Many dogs today live as the minority species in a household without other dogs and often they are required to interact more with … Continue reading

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What do you think is going on in this clever dog’s head?

I’d love to hear any thoughts, reactions, questions about this video! Do you think the dog was intentionally trying to turn on the water? If yes, what does he do that makes you think that it’s safe to apply intention … Continue reading

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Study concludes dogs don’t communicate with humans in order to inform human of things human does not know.

“Dogs are especially skilful at comprehending human communicative signals. This raises the question of whether they are also able to produce such signals flexibly, specifically, whether they helpfully produce indicative (‘showing’) behaviours to inform an ignorant human. In experiment 1, … Continue reading

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I need a fun dog video, how about you?

I’m in need of some cuteness, maybe even a bit of funny to, so let’s see what youtube’s got to offer us today….this is a video from cwdressen whose three dogs have created a bit of a sensation on youtube. … Continue reading

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Are you familiar with the website Beyond Cesar Millian?

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Beyond Cesar Millan is a fantastic website that explains why the training techniques and methods utilized by the TV personality, Cesar Millan, are controversial. When considering Millan’s impact it is essential to realize that his methods of interaction with and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday b/c we’re too tired round here to write!

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Have you seen Quinn the Dog at the beach?

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Thoughts on the importance of exploring our understanding of how dogs communicate.

The domestic dog spends the majority of his/her life interacting with an utterly noncanine animal, the human. Many dogs today live as the minority species in a household without other dogs and often they are required to interact more with … Continue reading

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Did you know that a dog’s saliva has bactericidal properties?

I recently read a fascinating study, “Antibacterial Properties of Saliva: Role in Maternal Periparturient Grooming and in Licking Wounds,” that demonstrates the hygienic aspects of saliva as it appears during maternal licking/grooming. “Canine saliva was tested for its bactericidal effects … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Labrador Style – with a reading recommendation

Here are a few “words” worth reading on dog communication on this wordless wednesday Nicole Wilde’s blog What do you think of this post?Thought-provoking (1) Entertaining (3) Informative (0)

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