Dogs and their human companions: The effect of familiarity on dog–human interactions

  title={Dogs and their human companions: The effect of familiarity on dog–human interactions},
  author={A. Kerepesi and A. D{\'o}ka and {\'A}. Mikl{\'o}si},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  • A. Kerepesi, A. Dóka, Á. Miklósi
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioural Processes
  • There are few quantitative examinations of the extent to which dogs discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar persons. In our study we have investigated whether dogs show differential behaviour towards humans of different degrees of familiarity (owner, familiar person, unfamiliar person). Dogs and humans were observed in eight test situations: (1) Three-way strange situation test, (2) Calling in from food, (3) Obedience test, (4) Walking away, (5) Threatening approach, (6) Playful… CONTINUE READING

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