Objects & Places from The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

Patricia McConnell
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Doggie Play Bow - This position is assumed by a person who wants to initiate play with a dog and involves bending over slightly with knees bent.

Body Block - This position is used as a tool to discourage dogs from unwanted behavior such as leaping up or running away.

Habituation - This behavior is the tendency to ignore repeated, frequent, and persistent stimuli, and it illustrates the fact that dogs will tune out commands that are repeated until they have no meaning.

Guy-With-The-Gold-Chain Hypothesis - This theory states that dogs brag to other dogs about their contact with food-related things by rolling around in them, including urine, cow feces, and rotting meat.

Paedomorphism - This characteristic is seen in both humans and animals, whereby juvenile qualities are retained into adulthood.

Sensitive Period - This period is also known as a critical period for dogs to learn...

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