Tag: dog psychology

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?…

Do Puppy Tests Work? Personality Consistency in Dogs: A Meta-Analysis. Do a dog’s personality traits stay consistent over time?

Do a Dog’s Personality Traits Stay Consistent over Time? A Look at a Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Study by Samuel D. Gosling, Jamie Fratkin, David Sinn, and Erika Patall. Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun Recent studies demonstrate that predictability of canine personality cannot be taken for granted, and many canine experts today believe that…

Attention Changes in the Course of a Dog’s Life Mirror Those of Humans

When Will Your Pup Be Most Attentive?   Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun   In this study Dr.Lisa Wallis at the Messerli Research Institute, Vetmeduni, Vienna and her colleagues investigated how dogs focused and concentrated. In order for dogs to learn successfully, they need to have a certain amount of concentration and attention. Nonetheless, Dr. Willis…