Now this sounds like a fun scientific study…an animal behaviorist in Italy watched a YouTube video of a horse and dog playing together and noticed how in sync their play behaviors were to each other. She asked her students to search for more videos of horses and dogs playing together so she could further study … Continue reading Researchers Find Similarities in Dog and Horse Play Behavior
Interested in learning more about your canine companion? Live Science’s “Life’s Little Mysteries” podcast series has gone to the dogs! The recent “Mysterious Dogs” podcast addresses these common questions about our four-legged friends: How did dogs evolve from wolves? What do dogs dream about? Are dogs really smiling at us? You can also learn more … Continue reading “Mysterious Dogs” Podcast Presents Interesting Facts About Dogs
Researchers in Finland conducted a survey of nearly 14,000 dog owners to determine the causes of canine anxiety. They found that over 72% of dogs experience some form of anxiety. What types of anxiety are most common, and are there certain breeds that are more anxious than others? Here are a few key findings from … Continue reading New Finnish Study Shows Anxiety is a Common Trait in Many Dogs
October 1-7 is National Walk Your Dog Week, an event designed to raise awareness about the importance of regular exercise for your dog’s health. According to the official website, many dogs (and their humans) do not get enough exercise, which can lead to health problems like obesity as well as behavioral problems that arise from … Continue reading It’s National Walk Your Dog Week!
The website Companion Animal Psychology is a great resource for dog and cat owners interested in learning how to better understand their pets. The site recently published some helpful advice on how to ensure that your dog is as calm as possible during trips to the vet’s office. The tips are based on research published … Continue reading Tips on Reducing the Stress of Vet Visits for Your Dog