In a recent study conducted on tendencies for dog ownership, a team of scientists examined information from over 35,000 pairs of twins twins for any possibility of genetic component for dog preference. The results show that genes have a significant influence on whether a person will get a dog for a pet.
One research poll suggests that the reason for getting a pet may be influenced by your gender attributes. A national poll that surveyed over 600 single men and women found that they had different reasons for bringing home a loving pooch. Here are the results.
New research shows that bringing your young pup to a puppy training class even once a week will help alleviate feelings of fear or aggression that they may have in their new environment. This could even could have an association with the dog’s long-term behavior.
New research suggests that you may need to frequently use your dog’s chosen name when training. Pups can distinguish their names in a fairly noisy environment. What’s more, they even respond when called by a stranger–making it the perfect training for service and therapy dogs.
One study gathered 955 records of dogs adopted from shelters over a seven-year period. The researchers found three main factors that influence a person’s dog adoption decision based on their gender.
One bridge in Scotland seems to have the power of ensnaring dogs supernaturally, causing them to jump from the parapet. Something about the Overtoun Bridge casts a spells on dogs and puts them in a frenzy, and it has local dog lovers spooked.
Just like in humans, farting can either be a passing–pun intended–occurrence or a pressing problem. Responsible pet owners should know when to differentiate between the two. Before laughing off this smelly problem, make sure your dog’s excess gas isn’t a sign of a health risk.
Wildlife managers started looking at more unique ways to enforce protection without inflicting injury or fatality to endangered predator species. Karelian Bear Dogs are answering the call to humanely protect both bears and humans.
Our dogs can inspire us to get off the couch and keep up with exercise, even when we don’t feel like doing what’s best for ourselves. Could your dog be the best running partner you’ve ever had?
More dogs are gaining too much weight these days, and it’s not just a “thicc and floofy” trend that you can dismiss as a cute new look. In the U.S., almost 56 percent of dogs are considered overweight or obese, and the trend isn’t going away anytime soon.
Researchers explored the benefits of therapy dogs on children with ADHD. Specifically, they wanted to test the symptoms of ADHD through interactions with therapy dogs. Here’s what their research found.
Traditional, cheaper dog food manufacturers are losing out on profits as brands focused on quality ingredients win over customers who won’t settle when it comes to caring for their fur babies.
Dog paws have scent glands, which can enhance the olfactory message that they create and transmit to other dogs. They can use scratching as a way to communicate with another pup via their paws.
What separates a food allergy from food intolerance—and makes a food allergy a little more serious—is the immune system trigger. Here’s what you should know and what you should do if your dog has a bad reaction to food.
Researchers from Nottingham traced a concerning decline in fertility among human males. They were able to correlate it to the presence of chemicals in the home. Not only that, the effect appears to extend to male dogs in the house, as well.
Maybe your dog becomes extremely nervous or acts out when you leave. This may no longer be a case of your pup missing you—it might be separation anxiety. A pet behaviorist may be able to help you train the anxiety away.
According to a new study by Everypaw and Veterinary Consultant Dr. Eric Jackson, 20 of the top dog food bands may not report the right nutritional values on their packaging. These include potentially harmful ingredients like salt and carbohydrates.
The eyes are supposed to be the windows to the soul in humans—but the same may be said for dogs. A new study suggests that dogs’ eyes may be a clue to their tendencies for communication.
Considered one of the largest studies ever to examine personality changes in dogs, the research tapped owners of over 1,600 pooches. Findings indicate that dogs’ personalities are especially affected by three aspects.
A report from Rover shows that many dog lovers take their pooches into consideration when it comes to relationships with human partners. Almost half cuddle their dogs more than human significant others. Check out the other fascinating results!
Researchers have found a cure for dogs with a rare, potentially deadly form of heart arrhythmia. The new, minimally-invasive procedure uses radio frequencies delivered by catheter and has a 95 percent success rate, most of the time after only one treatment.