Dog Cognition and the Domestication Hypothesis

Written by Brett Weiss August 2019 Image by Gorkhs from Pixabay Previous studies have shown that domestic dogs, Canis familiaris, respond to pointing gestures from humans to find hidden food.  Previous studies have also shown that hand-reared wolves, Canis lupus, do not have this ability, failing to find hidden food given human pointing gestures.  Moreover, …