Social Behaviour among Companion Dogs with an Emphasis on Play

@inproceedings{Smuts2014SocialBA,
  title={Social Behaviour among Companion Dogs with an Emphasis on Play},
  author={Barbara B. Smuts},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract Few studies on dog–dog interactions exist relative to those on dog–human interactions. Despite using many action patterns derived from fighting and hunting, conspecific social play can be distinguished by its self-restraint, use of play signals, self-handicapping, and role reversals. However, in play between adult dogs, older/larger and more dominant dogs rarely self-handicapped and typically adopted ‘winning’ roles more than 50% of the time; play in pairs of littermates was similarly… CONTINUE READING