Sioux Falls Zoologists

"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!"

The mirror test is an experiment developed in 1970 by psychologist Gordon Gallup Jr. to determine whether an animal possesses the ability to recognize itself in a mirror. It is the primary indicator of self-awareness in non-human animals and marks entrance to the mirror stage by human children in developmental psychology. Animals that pass the mirror test are: Humans older than 18 mo, Chimpanzees, Bonobos, Orangutans, Gorillas, Bottlenose Dolphins, Orcas (Killer Whales), Elephants, and European Magpies. Others showing signs of self-awareness are Pigs, some Gibbons, Rhesus Macaques, Capuchin Monkeys, some Corvids (Crows & Ravens) and Pigeons w/training. (Sorry Kitty!)

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse If Your Dog Could Talk
for helping us understand and communicate with our dogs.

If Your Dog Could Talk
A Training Guide For Humans
By Dr. Bruce Fogle

If Your Dog Could Talk (2006) - 160 pages
If Your Dog Could Talk at Amazon.com

  • Based on material from Know Your Dog.
  • How well do you know your dog?
  • Understanding your pet to build a better relationship.
  • Find out how your pet is communicating through its body language and habits.
  • Encourage good behavior and make training easier.
  • Discover the real relationship between dogs and humans.

Dr. Bruce Fogle acknowledgments: Chance took me into veterinary medicine - lucky chance, for 35 years later I still enjoy clinical practice just as much as when I first started in my profession. It's very satisfying to greet, meet, and inspect a fascinating variety of canines each day. The dogs you see in this book are not only attractive dog models, I know them personally. They've been veterinary clinic visitors - patients of mine - and it's gratifying to see them again here. David Ward took terrific photos.

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If Your Dog Could Talk
A Training Guide For Humans
By Dr. Bruce Fogle

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse If Your Dog Could Talk
for helping us understand and communicate with our dogs.