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Breed-Specific Behaviors

From the start, humans have had a hand in influencing not just what dogs look like but also how they behave. Dogs were domesticated around 20,000 …

Pets

Sensory Medicine: Vets Rely on Their Senses for Diagnoses

“Your patients can’t talk—how do you know what’s wrong with them?” It’s a question I’m often asked. I understand why people would be curious, but the …

Pets

Dog Speak: The Sounds of Dogs

A friend suggested that one of the reasons we love dogs so much is that they can’t talk back. But I wonder whether that’s true. Sure, a dog won’t …

Music Production

Dog Smart: Evidence-based Training with The Science Dog

Book Review & ExcerptThe BarkBy Linda CaseLinda Case, who is both a nutrition and training expert, has a mustread new book, <i>Dog Smart</i>, that will …

Book Reviews

Old brushes repurposed as felted animal sculptures

Northumbrian needle felt artist Simon Brown turns old worn out brushes and other household items into bases for his charming creatures.<p>He's on …

Sculpture

Dog Smart: Interview with Author Linda P. Case

Prizing High Value TreatsIn her recently released book, <i>Dog Smart: Evidence-based Training with The Science Dog</i>, Linda Case brings her expertise in …

Pets

Kukur Tihar: the Nepalese Festival that Celebrates Man's Best Friend

There is a day in Nepal dedicated solely to thanking dogs for their loyalty and friendship. Also called Kukur Tihar, it means ‘worship of the dogs’. …

Hinduism

Dog dies from saltwater poisoning days after day at the beach

- A Bay Area veterinarian is issuing a warning to pet owners after a dog accidentally died from saltwater poisoning.<p>Chris Taylor says he had no idea …

Saltwater

A poacher’s worst nightmare has just arrived in Limpopo

A pack of dogs fresh off the plane from Texas have already apprehended their first poaching suspect, Letaba Herald reports.<p>On Saturday, the first of …

Wildlife

What Is Paw Knuckling In Dogs? (Video) - mybrownnewfies.com

<i>**This post is sponsored by HandicappedPets.com but My Brown Newfies only shares information with their readers that we feel is of interest to …

Pets

Do Dogs Recognize "Dog" and What They're Feeling From Afar?

<i>"Joe recognizes another dog from afar and knows if they want to play or are not that playful and might be aggressive."</i><p><i>"Jasmine 'sees' other dogs from</i> …

psychmind

This 'dogs are parasites' argument is not going over well on the internet

It’s a commonly accepted notion that dogs are man’s best friend. Except … [extremely Rob Low in <i>The Grinder</i> voice] <i>what if they weren’t</i>? That’s the …

Pets

Keeping the Peace: Solving Dog-Dog Aggression at Home

Book Review and ExcerptThe BarkNicole WildeIn her new book, canine behavior specialist and prolific author Nicole Wilde focuses on the challenges of …

slightly

Keeping the Peace: In Conversation With Nicole Wilde

Nicole Wilde—who, among other types of rescue work, has lived with, socialized and rehabilitated wolves and wolf-dog hybrids—knows a thing or two …

newbook

This Tattoo Artist Inks Whatever He Wants on His Clients

Hundreds of people from around the world have trusted Monty Richthofen to pick whatever tattoo he thinks best represents them.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>It's safe to assume you wouldn't blindly trust a friend to tattoo anything they wanted on your skin, let alone allow a …

Tattoos

What Is the Premack Principle in Dog Training? — American Kennel Club

Your mother may not have had an advanced psychology degree, but when she told you to eat your vegetables in order to get dessert, she was on to …

Dogs

The mysterious science behind lifesaving dogs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Firefighters rescuing a trapped infant inside a burning house in Baltimore, Maryland, last summer reportedly found an unbelievable sight.<p>Eight-month-old Viviana was severely burned, but alive. Inexplicably, Polo, the family dog, was found laying on top of the baby, apparently saving her …

Road Rage

Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do

Marc Bekoff is both a renowned ethologist and a lifelong observer of and advocate for non-human animals (as he likes to call everyone but us). In his …

Pets

Should Shelters and Breeders Require Literacy in Behavior?

<i>"Oh my, what did I get myself into when I adopted Roscoe?</i><p><i>"I've tried to do the best I could, but I'm afraid I've failed and should have done my</i> …

Pets

Taking dogs to the back of the Veterinary Clinic. Why?

Pet parents are what psychologists and animal behaviorists call a stable attachment base for their pets. Our presence reassures our animals and helps …

Pets

Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer Showrunner Regrets Killing Off Tara

Marti Noxon, showrunner of <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/buffy-the-vampire-slayer/"><em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em></a>'s sixth season, has …

TV

With a Sniff and a Signal, These Dogs Hunt Down Threats to Bees

JARRETTSVILLE, Md. — Cybil Preston stretched her bare hands into a noisy beehive and pulled out a frame of honeycomb, its waxy cells filled with nectar, its surface alive with bees.<p>“This girl right here was just born,” she said, pointing out a bee with a silvery thorax. “See how her hair is still …

Insects

The dog who played Duke in Bush's Baked Beans commercials has died

One of the dogs that portrayed "Duke" in commercials for Bush's Baked Beans has died. Sam lived in Apopka, Florida, with his owner, Susan, their …

Baked Beans

DogScientist.com - Science by dogs...

According to the Oxford dictionary, a scientist is a “<i>A person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical</i> …

Albert Einstein

DogScientist.com

This Multiplayer Game for Dogs Is the Cutest Co-op Ever | Nerdist

Multiplayer games are currently dominating the gaming industry, and for good reason—there’s nothing better than completing a fun challenge with …

Cute

How Photos Are Important to Pet Adoption: A Study

For every 10 dogs that enter an animal shelter in the United States, approximately five are adopted, two are returned to their owner, and two never …

Pets

The Scariest Thing, According to Dogs

October 31 is the seasonal culmination of scary: haunted houses, horror films, ghoulish costumes, and 'fun sized' candy bars (there is nothing fun …

Columbia University

Does Your Dog Prefer You Over Anyone Else? It's Complicated.

Weird & Wild<p>Whether your pet wants to be around its owner or a stranger depends on the situation, a new study says.<p>Weird & Wild<p>Does your dog really want to hang out with you instead of anyone else? We like to think so, but research shows that it's a little more complicated.<p>Scientists already knew …

Pets

Accidental Behavior Chains: Are You Training What You Think You Are?

My family got our first dog, a long-legged sable Sheltie named Duncan, when I was sixteen years old.<p>As a brand-spanking-new trainer, I had lots of …

Pets