I call for a worldwide ban on the consumption of frogs legs. - Page 5 - boards.ie
Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
Thread Tools Search this Thread
24-02-2012, 19:19   #61
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 99
I suspect that any herd/pack animal necessarily has a large range of social interaction signals to facilitate communication, regardless of whether those are noticeable for most humans (and I've seen the amazing Monty in Martin Clunes Horses series). I'm not altogether convinced though that horses have the same level of behaviour/capabilities developed specifically through interaction with humans which dogs appear to have.

As always I'm not a person who studies this so I'm open to being proven wrong but my viewings/readings so far bring me to the conclusion above ; )
Evac105 is offline  
24-02-2012, 20:29   #62
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Near Galway
Posts: 7,842
The interesting thing is that the horses appear to be able to understand Monty's version of their own language. Whereas dogs seem to of developed two languages, one that they use between themselves & one that they use with humans.

Given the dog's ability to recognise & memorise new objects, I wonder if anyone has tried to teach a dog to use a symbol board as they do with apes.
Discodog is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Remove Text Formatting

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Share Tweet