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The nature of the interactions that maintain the social behavior of dogs toward humans and which interactions dogs prefer have not been thoroughly investigated. We focused here on dogs' preference for petting and vocal praise, and the influence that familiarity (owner vs. stranger) has on that...

Author(s)
Feuerbacher, E. N.; Wynne, C. D. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2015, 110, pp 47-59
Abstract

Previous research has indicated both petting (McIntire & Colley, 1967) and food (Feuerbacher & Wynne, 2012) have reinforcing effects on dog behavior and support social behavior towards humans (food: Elliot & King, 1960; social interaction: Brodbeck, 1954). Which type of interaction dogs ...

Author(s)
Feuerbacher, E. N.; Wynne, C. D. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2014, 101, 3, pp 385-405