Behavioural Effects of Differential Early Experience In the Dog

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The effects of handling from birth to 5 weeks and isolation from 4 to 5 weeks were studied in twenty-two dogs and contrasted with the behavior of control subjects raised under normal rearing conditions. Differences in behaviour, heart rate and EEG activity were evident in the three differentially reared groups of dogs and were attributed to the effects of handling and isolation in the experimental groups as compared to the control group. Preliminary biochemical data (adrenal and CNS analysis) are included and some correlation in the differentially reared groups is shown….


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Topic(s): Behavior, Research and Teaching, Socialization
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