We know the difference between an hour, day, week, month, year, and so on because of the way we experience, record, and remember time. Are dogs capable of telling time the same way? Do they have emotional responses based on how much time has passed?
Some shelters are trying to find ways to reduce the stress of dogs in their care. Research that studied stress levels of shelter dogs when they have sleepovers at foster homes might provide an answer for these often-overcrowded facilities.
Some pet parents are more attentive. Meanwhile, others sit in the shade, talking on the phone or reading a book, barely paying attention to their dog. There are a wide variety of dog parenting styles out there. Which on describes your style?
Does your dog sleep curled up? Twitch a lot? Take naps all day? The way your dog sleeps and their sleeping habits can say a lot about what they’re feeling. Sleeping habits can give clues about a dog’s health and happiness that you can interpret if you know what to look for.
If your neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking, it can go beyond a minor annoyance. Here are a few ways you can put a stop to a noisy neighbor pooch.
Having a velcro dog is not always a bad thing – but sometimes it can be a sign of anxiety. Learn how to tell the difference.
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.
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.
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.
Your dog can go through a lot of anxiety at the start of Daylight Saving Time, but there are steps you can take to reduce anxiety and make it a positive transition. Here’s how your dog might be affected and what you can do about it.
Do you ever look into your dog’s eyes and feel filled with love? New research from Japan suggests that those loving looks at your dog might be the “oxytocin gaze,” and the feelings of adoration go both ways.
An estimated 33 percent of your dog’s walk is dedicated to sniffing time alone, and that’s a lot. But this is actually a good thing. A new study shows that dogs who are allowed to sniff and practice nose work are actually more optimistic.
According to a new study, dogs can immediately know which children need treatment for malaria with a simple whiff from their socks. Researchers claim that this can add to existing low-cost tests for malaria and help detect the disease in group settings.
Meeting people can be stressful for dogs if they aren’t used to seeing new faces. They may go into “stranger danger” mode and cower behind you or run away. Even worse, they may lash out with aggressive behavior. Here’s what you should know.
Size may actually matter. A new study suggests that bigger dogs perform better at tasks that involve memory and cognition. Does that mean that big dogs are smarter than little dogs? Here’s what the research says.
A study by researchers from the Oregon State University found a correlation between aggressive behavior and the presence of microbes in dogs’ guts. Here’s what it means.
Researchers undertook an ambitious study to pin down how a dog’s genes and breed affect their behavior and personality. They found that some traits, like trainability, chasing, and aggression, can be inherited.
This January is National Train Your Dog Month, so make a New Year’s Resolution to learn something new with your four-legged friend. Your pup will appreciate it all year long!
Why is your dog suddenly aggressive toward other dogs? Without meeting your dog, it’s impossible to know for sure. That said, here are some of the most common reasons dogs begin to show aggression toward other dogs.
Your dog can go through a lot of anxiety at the end of Daylight Saving Time, but there are steps you can take to reduce anxiety and make it a positive transition.
All dog owners wonder: do dogs dream? And if they do, what about? We can’t just ask dogs to tell us about what happens when they sleep, but maybe science can help us find the answers.