Adapting to the human world: Dogs’ responsiveness to our social cues

@article{Reid2009AdaptingTT,
  title={Adapting to the human world: Dogs’ responsiveness to our social cues},
  author={Pamela J. Reid},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2009},
  volume={80},
  pages={325-333}
}
  • P. Reid
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Behavioural Processes
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