And here comes the next FDP paper! Polgár et al. investigated what strategies family dogs use in two types of olfaction-based problems and their success at various distances. The results suggest that despite their ability to successfully collect information through olfaction, family dogs often prioritize other strategies to solve basic choice tasks.
In the last two weeks three new FDP studies were published: Hernádi et al. investigated how intranasally administered oxytocin affects dogs reactions to the threatening approach of their owner and an unfamiliar experimenter. They found that dogsʼ behaviour towards a threatening human was influenced by intranasal oxytocin. The familiarity of the threatening human (owner/experimenter) had a […]