Dogs' endocrine and behavioural responses at reunion are affected by how the human initiates contact.

@article{Rehn2013DogsEA,
  title={Dogs' endocrine and behavioural responses at reunion are affected by how the human initiates contact.},
  author={Therese Rehn and Linda Handlin and Kerstin Uvn{\"a}s-Moberg and Linda J Keeling},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2013}
}
For dogs, humans are likely to be the most important feature in their environment influencing their welfare. To investigate a commonly occurring human-dog interaction, behavioural and endocrine responses of 12 female beagle dogs were measured before, upon and after the return of a familiar person. Each dog was left by the person in a test arena to which it had been habituated prior to the experiment. Three different treatments were applied when the person returned and each dog experienced all… CONTINUE READING
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