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Posts by: Stanley Coren, PhD


Can dogs learn by just watching and listening?

At a small reception following a talk I gave on dog communication, one of the university hosts introduced me to a developmental...

dog greeting

Are you greeting your dog correctly?

Scientific studies reveal how our dogs feel about the way we are greeting them. Sooner or later, it seems science gets around to answering...

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The human-canine bond

To realize how far our understanding of the human-canine bond has come, we need to take a trip back to 1908. In January of that year, an...

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How to interpret dog barks

Barking is an important part of canine communication. Many people interpret dog barks as a threatening sound, meaning something like,...