Dogs prefer petting to praise, study finds

“Who’s my good girl?” and all those other things that we say to our dogs may just be noisy hot air to them, according to a recent study. Researchers first evaluated 42 shelter and pet dogs who were brought into a room one at a time. One person would offer only verbal praise while the other pet the dog. In the second part of their study, 72 shelter and pet dogs were placed in a…
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