canine communication

Mirroring and matching in dogs

Most people know I’m almost obsessive when it comes to how dogs communicate, especially canine body language.  But I’m also hooked on human interactions too; whether that’s understanding how a person recalls an incident by watching their representational systems, or being completely honest – useful when asking the other half how many pints he had […]

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Animal signalling: mice sing duets to woo one another

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Move over Michael Bublé, there’s a new crooner in town… In 1871, Darwin noted sexual selection gave rise to the production of signals that included song, colouration or dances as a means of attracting mates; these were predominantly produced by males to attract females. Such behaviour patterns often provide information about the health or condition of […]

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Misunderstanding can lead to dog bites

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In my role as a behaviour specialist, I’m often called into homes where owners have been bitten by their dogs; understandably this is very distressing and confusing for owners, especially when they believe there was no clear warning, but was there?

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