A study conducted by lead scientist Dr. Christoph Völter and colleagues at the University of Vienna, came to the conclusion that dogs might have a… Read More »Dogs act as if they understand certain human intentions (‘theory of mind’)
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This project indicates to me that humans in general want to connect with and help animals. It is a desire to connect with nature from… Read More »Toddlers under 3 years old willingly want to help dogs who ‘ask’
Here are 7 suggestions on how dogs interpret different types of petting by their human caregiver which gives them pleasure for reasons sometimes unknown to… Read More »7 ways that dogs interpret different forms of human petting
This is a little snapshot of real life, and it is the dog who gets it in the butt, but there is a good ending.… Read More »Man poops in bed and blames his dog to save face with wife
The question opens up a can of worms it seems to me. Pet dogs often want to sleep with their owner on their bed. The… Read More »Is it cruel to stop your dog sleeping on your bed with you?
Although dogs are deeply entrenched in interactions with humans and have outstanding skills to understand human actions, gestures and emotions, it is argued, today, that… Read More »Cosy relationship with dogs results in increased dog bites
NEWS AND COMMENT-HARRIS COUNTY, USA: On May 3, Sherry Noppe and her black Labrador, Max, went for an afternoon walk in a large, wooded park… Read More »Loyal Labrador saves lost woman with dementia
A 2015 Japanese study, in essence, found that dogs love their human caregivers. It’s more than just about seeking food and surviving for a dog.… Read More »Humans love their dogs and their dogs love them in return (study confirms)
NEWS AND COMMENT-NOGALES, ARIZONA, USA: In a testament to the wonderful olfactory senses of the domestic dog, a border control dog working out of Nogales,… Read More »Dog sniffs out enough fentanyl to kill nearly 3 million people
Unlike domestic cats, domestic dogs have a face-full of fast twitch muscles which enable them to have expressive faces and rapid barks. Their bark is… Read More »Dogs’ facial fast twitch muscles provides them with expressions which entice us
Of course, there are many instances, millions of them, of great success in the relationship between humans and animals. They need to be recognised and… Read More »Ukraine war: failure of uncivilised humankind in its relationship with animals
Parkrun in the UK is an organisation which administers, as far as I’m aware, the weekly 5 km job for allcomers. It happens across the… Read More »UK Parkrun organisation bans dog waist harnesses. Good or bad?
NEWS/COMMENT- IRPIN, UKRAINE: For me, this is a distressing picture of an animal caught up in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. There are many animals… Read More »Ukraine: man tries to comfort a dog who refuses to move after bombing
This TikToker decided to dye her dog, Dandy, red for several good reasons, she says, in a successful video. I think she dyed her dog… Read More »TikToker dyes her dog bright red for good reasons, she says. Is it safe?
We are not sure of the origin of the human kiss. It is something we don’t normally think about because it occurs instinctively as an… Read More »Pre-mastication by human mothers is the origin of the kiss?
A brand-new prison in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, HMP Five Wells, will seem, to some, like a holiday camp. It does not sound like a prison. Everyone… Read More »New British prison has no bars on windows and pet therapy; so how good is pet therapy?
I am one of those people who detests the declawing of cats. This is because in 99.9% of cases the operation is carried out at… Read More »Trinity Pet Hospital openly condones the declawing of small apartment dogs
This is a really cool infographic on how to survive a dog attack by Art of Manliness and Ted Slampyak. I’ve taken this from the… Read More »Infographic – how to survive a dog attack