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3:00 PM | February 20, 2013
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Environmental enrichment is an important thing for kenneled dogs, as it can alleviate boredom and improve animal welfare. Enrichment can occur in many ways, including the availability of suitable toys, the design of the kennel, the kind of food that is fed and possibly even music. This week we look at a study by Anne Pullen, Ralph Merrill and John Bradshaw that investigates whether spending time with other dogs is beneficial.The twenty-two dogs that took part live at the Waltham Pet Nutrition […]

Pullen, A., Merrill, R. & Bradshaw, J. (2013). The Effect of Familiarity on Behavior of Kenneled Dogs During Interactions With Conspecifics, Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16 (1) 64-76. DOI:

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