Effects of human–dog familiarity on dogs’ behavioural responses to petting

@inproceedings{Kuhne2012EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of human–dog familiarity on dogs’ behavioural responses to petting},
  author={Franziska Kuhne and Johanna C. H{\"o}{\ss}ler and Rainer Struwe},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract The complex, subtle body postures and facial expressions used by dogs for communication is sometimes contrary to the human–dog communication mainly focused on verbal and tactile signals. Human–dog interactions might lead to misunderstandings because humans perform gestures that the pet interprets as social behaviours that are inappropriately performed by the human. Therefore, the behavioural responses of dogs to tactile human–dog interactions and slight forms of restraint are the focus… CONTINUE READING

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