Humans often go through changes in life which can affect their personality. This can also be true for your dog.
Many dog owners can attest their canine having a personality. Studies conducted at Michigan State University show that these personalities can change as time goes on.
Journal of Research in Personality published an article saying that dogs personality can change just like humans.
William Chopik who is one of the lead authors in a university release said “Humans can go through major changes in life which can affect their personality traits. Surprisingly enough, similar studies are also found in dogs.”
“We assume dogs have stable personalities unlike with humans with their drastic lifestyle but studies show dogs personality traits change a lot,” he added. Chopik conducted one of the first studies in analyzing dogs personalities.
He collected surveys from owners of approximately 1600 dogs. Dog owners who were in a study to evaluate their dog and also answer questions pertaining to themselves.
The study of dogs ranges from 50 breeds and the age range from a newborn to 15 years old.
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