Feb
22
2017
Owners might be able to influence their dogs’ ability to adapt to stressful situations. Researchers from the University of Vienna conducted a study to see how owners and dogs might influence each other in adaptation to stressful situations. ...more
Feb
21
2017
A study conducted by researchers at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University aimed to characterize how human observers detect and rate affect in dog facial expressions in comparison with human expressions and to look at the effect of psychological factors on their ratings. ...more
Feb
15
2017
Let sleeping dogs lie—they might be reviewing what they learned in their sleep. Researchers in Hungary conducted a study to non-invasively test the function of sleep in dogs in a way that is directly comparable to human sleep studies. ...more
Feb
8
2017
Dogs are willing to reward others, especially dogs they are familiar with. Researchers from the Messerli Research Institute in Vienna have been testing whether dogs show signs of prosocial behavior. Originally, it was thought only humans behaved in a prosocial manner, but studies have branched out into the non-human world including chimpanzees, capuchins, and now dogs. ...more
Feb
6
2017
Anyone with siblings may not be surprised to be find that kids have less conflict with their pets than with their brothers or sisters. While many families have pets, there hasn’t been a lot of research done on the importance of child-pet relationships. ...more
Feb
1
2017
Cats’ memories may work in a similar way to the memories of humans and dogs, who are able to remember details of past experiences. A study from researchers in Hungary last fall showed that dogs have the ability to recall past events. Now, researchers in Tokyo may have discovered the same of cats. ...more
Jan
31
2017
Dogs are music fans, too. In a study conducted by the University of Glasgow in partnership with the Scottish SPCA, they found that piping music into dogs’ kennels to see if it had a positive effect on behavior. From the five types of music tested: soft rock, Motown, pop, reggae, and classical, reggae emerged as the clear victor....more
Jan
26
2017
Using methods used for human communication studies could give us a better understanding of how animals communicate to different audiences. In a paper published in the Feb. 2017 issue of Animal Behaviour, researchers make an argument that animal communication should be approached the same way as human communication. ...more
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