Research suggests that dogs are capable of making judgements based on our behavior. Is this something we can adapt for our shy, reactive or aggressive dogs or do they even have the same ability? Dogs Judge Unhelpful People It's more likely that dogs aren't capable of magic, but may be more in tune with behaviour than we are. But research suggests it goes beyond that. In this … [Read more...] about Are Dogs More Judgemental Than We Think?
Cognition, the Mind and the Brain
Dogs are better than monkeys when it comes to reading our social cues to find hidden food and according to this study, Human-like Social Skills in Dogs?, are "unusually skilled as reading human social and communicative behavior". Yet in a study with selectively bred foxes who were not selected for this skill, but bred to not be fearful of humans, the fox kits are apparently … [Read more...] about Do aggressive dogs have more trouble understanding humans?