The effect of human command phonetic characteristics on auditory cognition in dogs (Canis familiaris)

Fukuzawa, M. and Mills, D. S. and Cooper, J. J. (2005) The effect of human command phonetic characteristics on auditory cognition in dogs (Canis familiaris). Journal of comparative psychology, 119 (1). pp. 117-120. ISSN 0735-7036

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Abstract

Six dogs (Canis familiaris) were trained to sit and come reliably in response to tape-recorded commands. The phonemes within these commands were then changed, and the dogs' behavior in response to these modified commands was recorded. Performance markedly declined in all cases, with the type of alteration affecting response to the modified sit command but not to the modified come command. The results suggest that dogs do not perceive a tape-recorded command as simply a physical sound but that they recognize a relationship between certain sounds. Copyright 2005 by the American Psychological Association.

Keywords:animal, animal behavior, article, cognition, dog, female, human, interpersonal communication, male, phonetics, speech perception, verbal behavior, Animals, Behavior, Animal, Communication, Dogs, Humans, Verbal Behavior
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D300 Animal Science
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D328 Animal Welfare
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
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Deposited On:06 May 2013 12:22

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