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2nd Worldwide Free Seminar of the Family Dog Project

2nd Worldwide Free Seminar of the Family Dog Project

The countdown to the second Worldwide Free Seminar of the Family Dog Project has begun! Here is a taste of this year’s program: Link to final program: here. Link to livestream event: coming soon, probably on facebook. Facebook event details Since the foundation of the Family Dog Project by Vilmos Csányi, Ádám Miklósi, József Topál and Antal […]

FDP paper published in PLoS ONE

FDP paper published in PLoS ONE

Polgár et al. created a simple food detection test to investigate olfactory capacities of different types of dogs and hand reared wolves. They tested  dogs and wolves in five conditions of increasing difficulity. The results showed that wolves and dog breeds selected for scent work were better than short-nosed dogs and dog from non-scent breeds.  

FDP paper in PLoS ONE

FDP paper in PLoS ONE

Gergely et al. investigated dogs behaviour tovard “unidentified moving objects” (UMO’s) with an A not B error paradigm. They hypothesized that  if a UMO interacted socially with a dog, the UMO would become associated with certain social cues and would subsequently affect dog behaviour. They found that dogs in the Human and Social UMO conditions were more likely […]

Looking for participants in Northern Italy

Looking for participants in Northern Italy

We are conducting a study aimed at revealing the role of the breeding environment and of genes on the development of behavior in dogs. We need the collaboration of breeders of Labrador and Czechoslovakian wolf dogs! We conduct this research in Northern Italy. You can read more about the study (in Italian) here. If you […]