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Learning & Behavior

Learning & Behavior

Editor-in-Chief: Jonathon Crystal

ISSN: 1543-4494 (print version)
ISSN: 1543-4508 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13420

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Virtual Issue: Learning: Canine Cognition

The special issue of Learning & Behavior is entirely devoted to the cognitive (and sensory) abilities of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris).
There are, of course, many practical reasons for bringing dogs to the forefront. The species’ enormous impact on society, spanning a range from man’s best friend to “bad dogs” is evident, as is the practical importance of a better understanding of the variables controlling dog behavior for the growing number of industries that utilize the behavior of domestic dogs. But there is also much to learn about dog’s learning abilities. Although dog research has a long history, with the studies of Darwin, Lubbock, and Pavlov as famous historical examples, there are still many gray areas, with ambiguous evidence and hypotheses under revision.
Although we invited dog researchers to contribute to the question of the dog’s position in the evolution of cognitive traits, we did not aim at providing a straightforward answer in this special issue. Rather, our goal was to showcase the diversity of canine research. We have accomplished this goal with articles spanning current topics in canine cognition by faculty and their students across the world.
Guest edited by Jeffrey S. Katz,Auburn University, and Ludwig Huber,Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine; Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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