Assessment of attachment behaviour to human caregivers in wolf pups (Canis lupus lupus)

@article{Hall2015AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of attachment behaviour to human caregivers in wolf pups (Canis lupus lupus)},
  author={Nathaniel J. Hall and Kathryn Lord and Anne-Marie K. Arnold and Clive D. L. Wynne and Monique A. R. Udell},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2015},
  volume={110},
  pages={15-21}
}
Previous research suggested that 16-week old dog pups, but not wolf pups, show attachment behaviour to a human caregiver. Attachment to a caregiver in dog pups has been demonstrated by differential responding to a caregiver compared to a stranger in the Ainsworth Strange Situation Test. We show here that 3-7 week old wolf pups also show attachment-like behaviour to a human caregiver as measured by preferential proximity seeking, preferential contact, and preferential greeting to a human… CONTINUE READING
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