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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition$
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Adam Miklosi

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199295852

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.001.0001

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Methodological issues in the behavioural study of the dog

Methodological issues in the behavioural study of the dog

(p.27) CHAPTER 2 Methodological issues in the behavioural study of the dog
Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Ádám Miklósi

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an overview of the methods used by scientists in the study of dog behaviour, and gives advice for the development of an ethologically-based approach to describing dog behaviour. These methods involve qualitative or quantitative analysis of behaviour, but dogs are very good subjects for use in staged behavioural experiments which can retain their naturalness if designed carefully. The chapter also discusses problems of designing experiments for comparing different species (dogs, wolves, and children) or breeds of dogs.

Keywords:   behavioural measures, ethogram, comparative investigations, sampling, dogs, wolves, children, breeds of dogs

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