Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dogs Play By 4 Rules


If you've ever watched dogs at play, I'm sure you'll recognize the Dog Rules listed in this very interesting Scientific American Mind article by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce.

Here's Bandit teaching our foster pups how to play fair. They're all grown-up now but that's Cowboy and Ripley bowing to Bandit. Tip's in the back waiting for an opportunity to jump in.

Can you guess the 4 rules of ethical dogs? Check-out the article.

2 comments:

Johanna said...

So interesting! I totally recognize these behaviors now that someone drew my attention to them.

Holly said...

Very interesting and proves that our pups DO have manners...most of the time.