Evidence for a synchronization of hormonal states between humans and dogs during competition.

@article{Buttner2015EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a synchronization of hormonal states between humans and dogs during competition.},
  author={Alicia Phillips Buttner and Breanna E Thompson and Rosemary Strasser and Jonathan Bruce Santo},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={147},
  pages={54-62}
}
Social interactions with humans have been shown to influence hormonal processes in dogs, but it is unclear how the hormonal states of humans factor into this relationship. In this study, we explored the associations between changes in the cortisol levels of dogs with humans' hormonal changes, behavior, and perceptions of their performance at an agility competition. A total of 58 dogs and their handlers (44 women, 14 men) provided saliva samples before and after competing. Dogs' saliva samples… CONTINUE READING
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