Aggressive behavior in adopted dogs that passed a temperament test

Title: Aggressive behavior in adopted dogs that passed a temperament test Short Synopsis: Temperament testing done by shelters cannot reliably illustrate aggressive tendencies that dogs exhibit in the home. This is likely due to situations that are not mimicked on temperament testing that occurs in the home motivating territorial and predatory aggression. Authors: E Christensen, J Scarlett, M Campagna, K …

“Reactivity to Stimuli” Is a Temperamental Factor Contributing to Canine Aggression

Short Synopsis: This study is a follow-up to another project that found that Shiba Inus who are “reactive to stimuli” are also more likely to be aggressive. The goal was to see if that trend continued across other breeds. They used the C-BARQ to determine how much the dogs reacted to various stimuli, like being approached by a stranger. The authors …

Let Me Sniff! Nosework induces positive judgement bias in pet dogs

Short Synopsis: The study examines whether giving dogs regular time for “nosework” leads to an improved response when presented with a novel object. The regular nosework resulted in dogs having a more positive outlook; essentially the dogs became more optimistic. The dogs that had regularly practiced nosework had reduced hesitation when approaching an unfamiliar or new object. These results provide …