Perception of dogs' stress by their owners

  title={Perception of dogs' stress by their owners},
  author={C. Mariti and A. Gazzano and Jane Lansdown Moore and P. Baragli and L. Chelli and C. Sighieri},
  journal={Journal of Veterinary Behavior-clinical Applications and Research},
Abstract Questionnaires potentially have a broad applicability in measuring stress levels in dogs, as owners know their dogs' behavior and personality better than anyone else. The aim of this research was to evaluate how owners perceive stress in their dogs through understanding of displayed behaviors. The survey was carried out using 1,190 questionnaires completed by dog owners. More than half of respondents were able to correctly identify stress as a short- or long-term alteration of the… Expand
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