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Sociability modifies dogs’ sensitivity to biological motion of different social relevance

Preferential attention to living creatures is believed to be an intrinsic capacity of the visual system of several species, with perception of biological motion often studied and, in humans, it correlates with social cognitive performance. Although domestic dogs are exceptionally attentive to human social cues, it is unknown whether their sociability is associated with...

Differences in Trait Impulsivity Indicate Diversification of Dog Breeds into Working and Show Lines

AffiliationsUniversity of Lincoln, School of Life Sciences, Joseph Banks Laboratories, Lincoln, LN6 7DL, UKFernanda Ruiz Fadel, Patricia Driscoll, Malgorzata Pilot, Hannah Wright, Helen Zulch & Daniel Mills AuthorsSearch ... Daniel Mills in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google Scholar Contributions F.R.F. analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript. P.D. collected the data. P.D., H.W. and H.Z. conceived the project. M.P

The Welfare Consequences and Efficacy of Training Pet Dogs with Remote Electronic Training Collars in Comparison to Reward Based Training

Hardiman 0 Hannah Wright 0 Daniel Mills 0 Odile Petit, CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), France 0 Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare Research Group, School of Life Sciences, University of

Word Generalization by a Dog (Canis familiaris): Is Shape Important?

We investigated the presence of a key feature of human word comprehension in a five year old Border Collie: the generalization of a word referring to an object to other objects of the same shape, also known as shape bias. Our first experiment confirmed a solid history of word learning in the dog, thus making it possible for certain object features to have become central in his...