The Signals Dogs Use to Tell Us What They Want

A study published in the journal Animal Cognition has identified multiple “signals” dogs use to indicate when they want our attention. Signals are defined as requests made with an object and/or a part of the body.  They also need to be directed at an individual and repeated. After studying dozens of potential canine signals, the … Continue reading The Signals Dogs Use to Tell Us What They Want

Experts Address Pet Behavior Issues in Free Webinar

Most dog and cat owners will experience at least a few of the common canine and feline behavior problems with their pets.  Is your cat going outside of the litter box...or does your dog experience separation anxiety?  You're not alone, and many pet parents have the same problems.  If you're interested in hearing some expert … Continue reading Experts Address Pet Behavior Issues in Free Webinar

Your Dog’s Got Your Back: Dogs Don’t Like People Who Snub Their Owners

A recent study conducted at Kyoto University in Japan proves that dogs understand when people are mean to their owners, and will even reject food from those people in a show of solidarity with their owners. Researchers tested several groups of dogs by having their owners ask strangers for help opening a box. In the … Continue reading Your Dog’s Got Your Back: Dogs Don’t Like People Who Snub Their Owners

Wolf Social Skills Led to Dog-Human Bond

Animal behaviorists have theorized that dogs’ close attentiveness to humans developed during the domestication process, as humans selected for such characteristics as tolerance and cooperativeness when first breeding dogs for work or companionship. New research from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna and the Wolf Science Center in Austria shows that wolves are as attentive … Continue reading Wolf Social Skills Led to Dog-Human Bond