Eye Contact Is Crucial for Referential Communication in Pet Dogs

@inproceedings{Savalli2016EyeCI,
  title={Eye Contact Is Crucial for Referential Communication in Pet Dogs},
  author={Carine Savalli and Briseida Dogo de Resende and Florence Gaunet},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
Dogs discriminate human direction of attention cues, such as body, gaze, head and eye orientation, in several circumstances. Eye contact particularly seems to provide information on human readiness to communicate; when there is such an ostensive cue, dogs tend to follow human communicative gestures more often. However, little is known about how such cues influence the production of communicative signals (e.g. gaze alternation and sustained gaze) in dogs. In the current study, in order to get an… CONTINUE READING