Study Finds Dogs Understand and Respond to an Average of 89 Words

A research study published in Applied Animal Behavior Science found that the average dog will respond to around 89 words, half of them being commands. The researchers identified the most frequently understood words, as well as the factors that may play a role in a dog’s comprehension, such as breed and level of training. Here’s … Continue reading Study Finds Dogs Understand and Respond to an Average of 89 Words

AVMA Survey Shows US Pet Population on the Rise

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Economics Division recently shared the results of a survey of 2,000 pet owners. They found that both dog and cat populations in the US have increased in recent years, with more households owning either dogs or cats. However, there are fewer pets per household than in past years. Animal … Continue reading AVMA Survey Shows US Pet Population on the Rise