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The answer to your question actually helps with both of your concerns-- Leash Training. Training will help your dog not to pull on the leash as well as build trust between the both of you. When you are walking with Benji hold some of his food, or some of his favorite treats in your hand. Allow him to smell the food and become interested, and then start to ...


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A study by Scarf et al. 2011 in Science demonstrated pigeons' numerical competency through their ability to order numerical lists. More recently, Howard et al. 2019 in The Journal of Experimental Biology showed the proto-counting ability of bees. Their introduction also discusses (with citations to their studies) other animals with counting abilities (e.g., ...


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Very late to this question but I am almost certain of it. Firstly, it is a useful skill in nature -- if a dog or cat has a large litter, the first sign that someone is missing is a short count. I also knew a cat who was "coparented" and one of the coparents attempted to even out the number of kittens who were nursing. Years after your question was ...


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