Research Review: Dogs Prefer Petting to Vocal Praise

Research Paper Review: Dogs prefer petting to vocal praise A recent issue of Behavioural Processes was devoted entirely to studies of canine behavior. Here I summarize one publication within that issue. For complete issue access, visit Feuerbacher, E. N., & Wynne, C.D.L. (2015). Shut up and pet me!...

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A Different Perspective on the Human-Animal Bond

In this blog post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Carlo Siracusa discusses how humans can use empathy and an understanding of species-specific communication to build healthy relationships with our dogs and cats and avoid common cross-species communicative pitfalls.

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