Tag: dog cognition

Dogs Imitate Novel Human Actions and Store Them in Memory.A recent scientific study shows that dogs can learn to copy human behavior and repeat it later.

A recent scientific study shows that dogs can learn to copy human behavior and repeat it later. Claudia Bensimoun   Every dog watched their handler go into a wooden box. These dogs would then have to wait for one minute before going back to their starting position. They were then told to “Do it.” When…

Canine Connection: Study Explores How Dogs Think and Learn About Human Behavior.

New research suggests that the way our canine companions respond to the level of our attentiveness is linked to a combination of specific cues, context, and previous experience. Claudia Bensimoun Photos courtesy of Dr. Monica Udell.   Udell and her team carried out two experiments and compared the performance of domestic dogs, shelter dogs, and…

Dogs May Understand the Human Point of View! A new study shows that dogs make decisions about stealing food based on whether the lights are on or off.

A new study shows that dogs make decisions about stealing food based on whether the lights are on or off. Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun Call it a revelation. A new study shows that dogs are much more capable of understanding different situations from a human’s point of view than previously thought. What have they learned?…