Tag: development

Abstracts: Dog cognitive development – a longitudinal study

While our understanding of adult dog cognition has grown considerably over the past 20 years, relatively little is known about the ontogeny of dog cognition. To assess the development and longitudinal stability of cognitive traits in dogs, we administered a battery of tasks to 160 candidate assistance dogs at 2 […]

Did domestication start with the stomach?

Recent research has suggested the stomach may also have been the pathway that led to man and dog becoming best friends. A study led by evolutionary geneticist Erik Axelsson from the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology at Sweden’s Uppsala University, has found evidence of genetic differences between domestic dogs […]