How can you tell if a dog is a pessimist or an optimist? Check his paws. A recent study indicates that a dog’s paw preference (righty or lefty) can be a predictor of how well he responds to and deals with emotional and environmental stress.
Multipurpose canines (MPC) are the Navy Seals of military working dogs. Highly trained, uniquely skilled, and almost unstoppable.Strapped to their human handlers, they leap from helicopters and rappel down sheer cliffs. They sniff out explosives, track down enemy insurgents, and they’ll take a bullet to protect the men and women they serve with. Which means they get hurt.
We don’t know if they had leash laws in Saudi Arabia 8,000 years ago, but we’re pretty sure they had leashes.In a new study of rock art found on the Saudi Arabian Peninsula, researchers announced that they may have discovered the oldest images of domesticated dogs ever found. And those images appear to include leashes.
Having a dog is good for your heart. Especially if you’re a single male over 40. A new study by researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden indicates that people who live alone
If you just said that to a millennial, you’ve probably made a serious tactical error.Twelve percent of millennials have ended a romantic relationship because of a disagreement over their pet’s place in the relationship, according to a new study released this week by Trupanion, a companion animal health insurance provider.
When you see a cat crouched behind her litter box, it could be she’s hiding in plain sight. Or maybe she just didn’t have a cardboard box handy.
More than 4.5 million people in the US are bitten by dogs each year, most commonly children, and many by family pets. How can parents reduce the risk? By teaching kids not to do things that scare the dog, according to a new study on dog bite prevention.
You read a news story about a vicious attack on a helpless victim by a bat-wielding assailant. Of course, you’re horrified. But just how horrified are you? It depends on who the victim is . . ..
Do you ever have trouble sleeping after a bad day at the practice? It could be dogs have the same problem after a bad day at the dog park. A new study published online in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences shows that dogs who have a stressful day sleep badly that night, just like people.
Dogs know you’re watching. And they’re letting you know they know. Just look at their faces. Scientists at the University of Portsmouth’s Dog Cognition Center have found clear evidence that dogs