Study Shows Dogs Affected by How Long We Are Away
by Woof Report, www.woofreport.com




Is your dog affected by the amount of time you’re away? That’s just what a recent study examined. Dogs were videotaped when left alone in their homes for 30 minutes, 2 hours and 4 hours, and the results: key differences in behavior were observed when the dogs were reunited with their owners after the 2- and 4-hour time periods, versus the 30-minute period. When left alone for the longer time periods, the dogs displayed more intense greeting behavior, tail wagging, and interaction when reunited with their owners, leading researchers to confirm dogs are affected by the duration of time they are left home alone.

date Monday, May 16, 2011