Tag: Dognition

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…

Dognition-Discover the Maverick in Your Dog! Why Dogs are Smarter Than You Think.

“Our journey began with a dog lover’s gut reaction. When The Genius of Dogs author and Dognition founder Dr. Brian Hare watched chimps fail a simple hand gesture test, he blurted out, “My dog can do that!” The professor performing the test challenged Dr. Hare to prove it, sending him on a 15-year quest to unlock the…