Analysis of a specific behavior
Genus & species: Canis and Lupus The specific behavior (describe): Barking is a normal and natural behavior used by dogs for communication purposes. Is this behavior shown only in certain behavioral contexts, such as in communication, getting food, competition, social behavior, attracting mates, mating behavior, parental behavior, or some other area of activity?Barking is mostly used by dogs for communication.
Is this behavior stereotypic of the species? (I.e. typically by all similar members of the species, similar by sex or age or reproductive status.)Barking is a behavior stereotypic of the species.
Observed in natural population_____ or in lab situation_____ Natural Population PROXIMATE CAUSES 1. Mechanism (Causation)Is this a response to an external stimulus?
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