Rappolt, G.A., John, J. and Thompson, N.S. (1979), Canine responses to familiar and unfamiliar humans. Aggr. Behav., 5: 155-161.
Dogs were observed during controlled approaches by their owners and by strangers. Significant differences between the dogs' responses to their owners and their responses to strangers were found. These results supported the popular belief that dogs respond differently to different persons, and not merely to different situations in which persons are usually encountered.
Thompson, Nicholas S., "Canine Responses to Familiar and Unfamiliar Humans" (1979). Faculty Works. 41.
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