November 7, 2012

Why Do Dogs Find Some Toys Boring?

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

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Ever bring a new toy home for your dog -- only for the gizmo to end up neglected and ignored on the floor?

It turns out there could be a way to avoid such flops in the future with new research detailing which toys will either interest or bore canines. The study, published in the journal Animal Cognition, sheds light on why dogs ignore some toys after just a minute of investigation, while other toys become coveted favorites.

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TAGGED: Dogs, Boredom


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