Do we really understand dogs?

Hanne has been leading a research study to find out just how well we understand dogs.  Over 100 people have participated into this study; answering a questionnaire of twenty questions which included images of typical dog body postures, common behavioural scenarios and basic handling and management questions.  Early indications show interesting results.  Here’s a summary of some of our findings to date;

  • over 40 % of respondents have been bitten by dogs
  • only 20% of people correctly identified a picture of a dog smiling as being ‘friendly’.  Most considered the showing of teeth to mean the dog was either aggressive or stressed
  • 54% of people believe a wagging tail only means the dog is friendly and approachable, but dogs can bite you when they’re wagging their tail

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