Adults’ Ability to Interpret Canine Body Language during a Dog–Child Interaction

  title={Adults’ Ability to Interpret Canine Body Language during a Dog–Child Interaction},
  author={Yasemin Salgirli Demirbaş and Hakan Ozturk and Bahri Emre and Mustafa Koçkaya and Tarkan Ozvardar and Alison Scott},
  pages={581 - 596}
ABSTRACT Child safety around dogs is an important issue since most dog bites involve small children. The supervision of children and dogs whilst they are together is therefore crucial. This study aimed to investigate the ability of adults to interpret canine body language and behavior during a child–dog interaction. An online survey about three selected videos, each showing small children interacting with dogs, was sent to four different groups of participants: dog owners with children, dog… 
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