How to get the most out of Nike shoes
You may not be able to tell from the images, but the shoes you buy are not the ones that your dog is wearing, according to a study released Monday.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison surveyed nearly 4,000 dogs at a dog training facility in Seattle.
They found that dogs who were wearing Nike trainers were less likely to bark at people, had lower stress levels, and showed better cognitive functions.
They also were more likely to be comfortable on a treadmill and were less inclined to bark, the researchers said.
Read More: Dogs don’t bark when they’re stressed The research, which appeared in the journal PLoS ONE, suggests that dogs are “instrumentally aware” of what they’re wearing, said study co-author David M. Schmidlin, an assistant professor in the UW’s Department of Psychology.
In the experiment, the dogs were wearing the same pair of Nike trainers for four weeks.
The dogs were then paired with trainers who were not wearing any training gear.
When they wore Nike trainers, they also showed lower levels of anxiety, stress, and other negative emotions.
The dogs who wore training gear showed similar levels of positive emotions, such as happiness, and also showed a “greater sensitivity to their environment,” the study found.
“What we saw was that the trainers were able to help the dogs adjust to their surroundings and improve their performance,” Schmidlins told the Associated Press.
Nike trainers are designed to help dogs keep their footing on the treadmill.
They’re made of a flexible material that allows the dog to keep its feet on the ground.
They include padded, flexible pads that can be placed on the feet, and they can also be clipped to the dogs’ paws.
They can be worn for short periods of time, or even while exercising.
They may even be a bit like shoes.
Read More : The trainers wore training shoes while the dogs walked on the treadmills, but when the dogs weren’t in the training environment, they wore them without any training equipment.
While this study suggests that trainers can make a difference in the lives of dogs, Schmidliins and his colleagues also found that it’s not necessarily the trainers that make a big difference.
Dogs have evolved over time to have a different need than we do, which makes training a good thing to do, Schmitlin said.
They need to learn about their surroundings to learn how to deal with stress, as well as how to respond to other people, and how to use the environment to learn.
So, what’s the takeaway from all of this?
Trainers can make an impact, said Dr. Daniel M. Drezner, director of the Behavioral and Social Neuroscience Program at the Center for Animal Behavior at the College of William & Mary.
He told the AP that trainers are not a cure-all for everything that dogs need.
“They’re not going to be able [to] stop a person from barking at you,” he said.
“You’ve got to work with it.”Read More