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Latest Alexandra Horowitz Stories

2009-06-13 13:02:05

A New York researcher says dogs that appear guilty when being scolded by their owners can be innocent and simply responding to owners' verbal attacks. Researchers such as Barnard College assistant professor Alexandra Horowitz insist they found that dogs appear to have a guilty look after being accused of misbehaving due to being scolded and not always due to actual guilt, The Daily Telegraph (Britain) said Saturday. The study involved researchers informing participating dog owners their...

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2009-06-11 09:55:00

What dog owner has not come home to a broken vase or other valuable items and a guilty-looking dog slouching around the house? By ingeniously setting up conditions where the owner was misinformed as to whether their dog had really committed an offense, Alexandra Horowitz, Assistant Professor from Barnard College in New York, uncovered the origins of the "guilty look" in dogs in the recently published "Canine Behavior and Cognition" Special Issue of Elsevier's Behavioral Processes. Horowitz...


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