What are we measuring? Novices agree amongst themselves (but not always with experts) in their assessment of dog behaviour

Short Synopsis: Researchers asked novices and working dog experts to evaluate 38 border patrol dogs in a standardized behavioral evaluation. Lots of past dog behavior research is based on owners assessing their OWN dog’s behavior (novices assessing dogs). These studies, at times, disagree with evaluations published where experts evaluated the dogs. The researchers found that novices tend to agree with each …