Episode 496 – The Confidence and Bourgeois Effects in Companion Animal Behavior

Just as the confidence and bourgeois effects influence wild animal behavior, they also influence companion animal behavior and the bond. But as so often happens, how these effects play out in companion animal behavior may differ a great deal. This podcast explores some of those differences and how these may influence our bonds with our animals too.

Few animals do confidence–or fake it when needed–as well as cats.

Frica’s response when repair folks are working here at the house demonstrates her laid-back version of the bourgeois effect:

 

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