Clever Dog Lab

Pip, a border collie, focuses his body on a flock of sheep outside of Vienna.

What makes a dog bold or shy, eager or sullen? The Veterinary University of Vienna’s Clever Dog Lab aims to find out with the help of some 600 Austrian dogs that owners volunteer for experiments. The results could improve the training and selection of dogs that serve society, from helping the disabled to assisting the police.

My story aired last week on The World, in partnership with NOVA.

~ by Ari Daniel on November 16, 2012.

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