It is well accepted that dogs, like humans, use specific vocal sounds to convey information. Barks, growls, whimpers and other vocal signals, give nearby individuals information about what the dog is thinking, feeling, and intends to do. Sometimes vocal information used by dogs can carry quite specific information, as demonstrated by Péter Pongrácz, an ethologist at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary, and his colleagues.
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A growl is a growl is a growl, right? Not if you’re a dog, according to a study accepted for publication in the journal Animal Behavior. Growls have unique meanings, and are among the most intense sounds animals make, say researcher... Read Post