"Waiting Dog" by Ogata Gekko 
Ca. 1900.

One Step Forward. One Step Back.

I was still basking in the afterglow of 3 days of solid canine science yet I knew the feeling couldn’t last. The world of dog training lives in two worlds. One world is populated by people who study and understand science, who use modern methods and apply ethical standards to their interactions with our non-human…

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New Journal: Canine Genetics and Epidemiology

  There is a new peer-review, open access journal focusing on all things related to canine genetics and epidemiology.  Over this blog’s history I’ve had to mine everything from Journal of Nucleic Acid research to the Journal of Biophysical Chemistry, not publications one thinks of when the subject of behavior or health pop to mind. I think it’s…

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Stereotype Threat

“Stereotype threat refers to being at risk of confirming, as self-characteristic, a negative stereotype about one’s group    (Steele & Aronson, 1995).” [1] A new study [2] demonstrates what may be the first case of stereotype threat (ST) under natural conditions. Comparing game results from rated school tournaments the researchers found girls (6-12) performed at 83%…