Research Bites: Social Cognition in Wolves, Pet Dogs and Shelter Dogs

9/16/2017 @ 2:00 PM at Online with Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB | Map
Do you want to increase your understanding of dog behavior and improve your training and behavior skills? A great way to do this is to gain a better understanding of what is going on in your dog’s mind. We will be discussing the paper "Can your dog read your mind? Understanding the causes of canine perspective taking", by Udell, Dorey and Wynne.

Perspective taking is the ability to understand that other individuals have access to different information about the world than you do. This is important because it drives behavior and influences how dogs make choices about interacting with people and other dogs. It is also a requirement of self-awareness. This talk will examine a recent paper on perspective taking in wolves, pet dogs and shelter dogs. Specifically, how do they decide which person to attend to? Do shelter dogs perform as well as wolves or owned dogs? We will discuss the results and their applications to working with dogs.

This is an online seminar. The cost is $25 and CEUs are available from both CCPDT and IAABC.
Online seminar registrant - $25.00
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