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Dogs bark, scientists listen. ‘Bout time.

Posted on the April 29th, 2008

A team of scientists studying the barks of dogs have concluded that when a dog is barking because it’s lonely versus barking when a stranger wanders along, other dogs can tell the difference, according to a story today in New Scientist (“Dog’s bark means more than its bite” by Ewen Callaway, April 2008).

Okay. (But any dog owner could have told them that, if they’d just asked). Good they’re finally catching on, though.

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