Responses of shelter and pet dogs to an unknown human

@inproceedings{Barrera2010ResponsesOS,
  title={Responses of shelter and pet dogs to an unknown human},
  author={Gabriela Barrera and Adriana Jakovcevic and Angel M. Elgier and Alba Elisabeth Mustaca and M Bentosela},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract Canine shelters frequently have inadequate living conditions that affect the behavior of dogs. This study compared fear-appeasement and sociability reactions in shelter and pet dogs when they are confronted by an unfamiliar experimenter. Results indicated that shelter dogs used for this study showed more fear-appeasement behavior—tail down, ears down, and crouching—as compared with pet dogs. In addition, shelter dogs quite frequently remained closer to the individual, despite showing… CONTINUE READING

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