Christina Waggoner

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How to take your dog on a road trip

The look on Sophie’s face every time I pack up my suitcase for another adventure is the most difficult part about being a travel writer. She knows …

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Why Do Animal Shelter Workers Burn Out?

Source: Photo by Lightwise 123RF<p>I have interviewed many people whose work with animals is a calling that begins in childhood. Sometimes their love …

University of Washington

Dogs can talk to humans, study suggests

Dogs have a surprising ability to make humans understand what their barks and growls mean, a study has shown.<p>Women were better than men at recognising when a dog was being playful or threatening, or feeling fear, scientists discovered.<p>For the study, 40 volunteers listened to different growls …

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Down Under Dog Is Sniffing Out and Saving Dozens of Koalas

Some dogs can sniff out people, or computer parts, and some can sniff out koalas.<p>Bear is a pro at picking up the slightest trace of these Australian …

How This Entrepreneur Turned Her Love of Dogs Into a Business

For many entrepreneurs, coming up with a great business idea doesn’t always happen according to plan. More often than not, good ideas originate from …

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BorrowMyDoggy: The firm matching dogs with people who want to borrow them

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas.” Not any more, thanks to Rikke Rosenlund, founder of BorrowMyDoggy. As we discovered at a recent Leap 100 …

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Grief in Prairie Dogs: Mourning a Death in the Family

Grief and mourning are more widespread among nonhuman animals (animals) than previously thought (please also see). Today, while riding my bike north …

Jane Goodall

How Athletes Are Using Dogs to up Their Mental Game

<i>Dogs have been used in airports to help passengers chill and in hospitals to calm patients. Now athletes are using K9s to up their mental game. Time</i> …

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Humans speak dog, according to science

Man’s best friend has been with us through thick and thin, and apparently humans and canines have grown so close over the ages that we can actually …

Lost dog reunited with owner after three years

<b>A dog found wandering in a country lane has been reunited with its owner three years after it went missing.</b><p>Dasha the greyhound disappeared in Derbyshire during the summer of 2014. Owner Jessica Miller claims it was sold without her permission.<p>The dog was spotted by a farmer almost 100 miles away in …

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What Is Jogging Doing to Your Dog?

Exercising with people can be great for some dogs, but a lot of the science is unclear.<p>Growing up in Ithaca, New York, I lived with as many as three Australian Shepherds at a time. My mother trains the breed for competition in a sprint-speed sport known as dog agility, so it was a common weekend …

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Roof-jumping dog in Texas startles passersby

AUSTIN — A golden retriever is drawing a lot of attention to his Austin neighborhood.<p>Every morning Huckleberry makes his way to the roof of Justin and Allie Lindemuth's home. The 5-year-old dog started making the 3-foot jump from the back of the house when he was 9-months-old.<p>"All of a sudden, I …

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The Mystery Of The Dog Suicide Bridge

There is some scientific evidence that shows dogs may suffer from depression just like humans, but can we really tell if a dog willingly committed …

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