Day: December 31, 2015

Dogs Learn to Associate Words with Objects Differently Than Humans Do!

Dogs Learn to Associate Words with Objects Differently Than Humans Do! Your dog knows the names of his favorite toys and various agility obstacles. But just how does he associate the names with these items?     Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun   Although many of us wonder at the way our dogs know which objects…

Do Dogs Engage in Riskier Behavior When Their Self-Control is Depleted? Dogs Are Just Like Humans!

Do Dogs Engage in Riskier Behavior When Their Self-Control is Depleted? Dogs Are Just Like Humans!     Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun The fun and playful nature of dogs can lead to mischievous behavior. Often we are faced with a destructive scene of mischief; or we catch our dogs when they are up to no…

Generalize or Personalize? Do Dogs Transfer an Acquired Rule to Novel Situations and Persons?

Generalize or Personalize – Do Dogs Transfer an Acquired Rule to Novel Situations and Persons? ¬†Claudia Bensimoun ¬†   Dogs have always been great at understanding communicative signals given by trainers, handlers and their owners. When we think about all the different ways that dogs work with us, and how they have become such an…