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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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Idea for future research in dog behavior!

Within the past five years there has been increased interest in whether the emotional lives of nonhuman animals (henceforth referred to as ‘animal’) can be measured using tests of cognitive bias, also referred to in the literature as ‘cognitive-affective bias’ … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on love as a primary reason for treating companion animals kindly.

As much as I appreciate the concept of ‘love’ as a shared experience for humans and their companion animals I get a bit nervous when love is pointed to as a reason to care for and support these other animals. … 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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Dogs and cats have more similarities than you might think!

About a year ago, I was reading a post on Patricia McConnell’s blog, The Other End of the Leash, where she was discussing tool use in nonhuman animals, specifically as seen in the domestic dog. There was a wonderful comment … Continue reading

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Next stop, grad school! In September I begin a master’s degree program in Anthrozoology.

Well, I have some very exciting news! I’ve been accepted into Canisius College’s Master of Science graduate degree program in Anthrozoology and the Fall 2011 term begins in just a few short weeks! Though the majority of academic work will … Continue reading

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Are you familiar with the field of Anthrozoology?

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Are you familiar with the field of Anthrozoology? I’ve just started learning more about this area of study, which looks at how humans and animals interact. For more information I encourage you to visit: International Society for Anthrozoology anthrozoology.org/about As … Continue reading

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