April 13th 2013 - Petapalooza at Sunset Park on Eastern, Las Vegas Nevada. Animal lovers bring out their dogs to enjoy the festivities and show off their furry friends.
Photography Credit: Chris Louis Folmsbee
A new study out of Emory University in Atlanta studied dogs’ brain scans to see how they reacted to their owners praising them by giving them a belly rub versus giving them a treat. And almost EVERY dog preferred the sweet lovin’ to the food.
The researchers say that’s useful info for training a dog, and that it might be more effective to train them by rewarding them with praise instead of treats.