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  • This study was to determine which commonly found household garbage odors would be the most attractive to dogs. Thirteen items were tested as fresh odors or were aged for 72 h before testing. Each of the 325 paired odor combinations was tested on 12 dogs. Fresh odors were preferred to aged ones, and meat odors were chosen more often than non-meat odors. Fried liver with onions and baked chicken were the top ranking fresh and old odors. Liver was the highest ranking raw meat. 1992 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Beaver, B. V., Fischer, M., & Atkinson, C. E.

publication date

  • January 1, 1992 11:11 AM