Interaction of separation discomfort with contact comfort and discomfort in the dog.

@article{Gurski1980InteractionOS,
  title={Interaction of separation discomfort with contact comfort and discomfort in the dog.},
  author={J C Gurski and Kenneth L. Davis and John P. Scott},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={463-7}
}
This experiment concerns 2 issues: the time of onset of the process of social attachment in the dog, and the nature of the interaction between the emotion of separation distress and that caused by discomfort. The subjects were 48 puppies from 4 genetic backgrounds: beagles, Telomians, and their reciprocal F1 hybrids. Puppies were divided into 4 groups nd isoalted for short periods under comfortable and uncomfortable conditions beginning at 3, 11, 17, and 25 days from birth. The dependent… CONTINUE READING