How A Dog Copes With Stress Depends On Its Temperament

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Photo credit: Hyper dogs crack under stress, while mellow ones have the edge. Martin Valigursky/Shutterstock

Scientists have been looking into the relationship between stress and performance for over 100 years, and it has now been observed not just in humans, but also rats, chickens, cats, and dogs. Known as the Yerkes-Dodson law, it says that some stress can be a good thing, but only up to a point. Now researchers have found that the right amount...

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