Finding Hidden Food in Nosework Increases Dogs’ Optimism

Opportunities to use the nose and make choices in nosework are good for dogs’ welfare.

New scientific research by Dr. Charlotte Duranton (Ethodog) and Dr. Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College) finds that dogs who participate in nose work have increased optimism compared to dogs that took part in heelwork instead.

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