It’s not just kids who are being molded by their parents’ ways. Researchers at Oregon State University found that different pet parenting styles affect dog behavior patterns. We’ve broken down the three different pet parenting styles covered in the study and how dogs react to them.
Authorized dog owners
Dogs with competent owners, who are characterized by high expectations and high responsiveness to their dog’s needs, are the most secure, social and sensitive to social contexts. festival. They were also more persistent and successful in the puzzle-solving tasks assigned to them than dogs with authoritarian owners (see below).
The findings suggest that owner-owned dogs take the time to understand their dog’s needs there are dogs that are more confident, socially adaptable, and more resilient.
Domineering dog owner
These dog owners are characterized by high expectations and low responsiveness. Dogs with authoritarian owners were more likely to become insecurely attached to their caregivers than dogs in groups with authoritarian parenting styles. These dogs also spend more time trying to get close to their owners than a stranger in the room.
Permissive dog owners
In a social test, dogs of permissive owners, who were classified as having low expectations and low responsiveness, obeyed social cues from a stranger, but not their owner. In addition, attentiveness did not affect the dog’s desire to be close to the owner. In the problem-solving challenge, these dogs were less persistent and, therefore, less successful at the puzzle task.
Learn more about pet behavior
This study of pet parenting styles is an example of the growing effort in cognitive and behavioral research in domestic animals. In another time recent research by the Emory University Canine Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, researchers recorded fMRI neuroimaging data for two awake, unrestrained dogs as they watched a video for three 30-minute sessions, a total of 90 minutes. Videos show common canine events such as people talking, finding games, landscapes worth sniffing, and other dogs. The researchers were able to monitor activity in the dogs’ brains as they watched the video and reconstruct what they saw from the video. Dogs may be more interested in the action happening around them than who is doing it.
These advances in canine cognition will help us better understand canine behaviors, thereby strengthening the relationship between humans and animals, and making life easier for all. more interesting.