Does Stress Cause Premature Graying in Dogs?

New data shows that dogs suffering from anxiety and stress will show graying hairs on their face prematurely

Helen Keller and the First Akitas in the United States

Helen Keller, the deaf blind social activist, speaker, and author, is credited with bringing the first Akitas to America.

Why Do Dogs Have Tails?

The dog's tail is not simply a signal flag conveying his mood. It has some other important purposes.

Do We Interpret Dog and Human Emotions in the Same Way?

Recent data answers the question of whether the brain processes emotional expressions of humans and dogs in the same way.

Do Dogs Grieve Over the Loss of an Animal Companion?

New data shows that dogs show grief and stress when they lose a companion animal from their household.

Do Dogs Have Empathy for Other Dogs?

New data shows that a dog who hears the whines and whimpers of another dog may empathize with its stress and try to provide comfort.

What Dogs Do After Training Affects How Much They Remember

Data shows that adding a play session after training can improve a dogs memory and performance by 40%.

How to Keep a Dog From Jumping Up on People

You can keep a dog from jumping on people by considering the dog's behavior, and how people usually respond to the behavior.

A Dog Is More Likely to Ignore Bad Advice Than a Child

Both dogs and children imitate the behaviors that they see, however dogs are less likely to imitate behaviors that are not relevant to completing a task.

Can Dogs Teach Other Dogs to Speak?

A dog can learn how to make and use specific sounds for communication simply by observing other dogs

Can a Dog Really Suffer From Depression?

One of the breakthroughs in veterinary medicine has been the recognition that dogs and humans may have similar psychological problems and can be treated the same way.

Can Confiding in Your Dog Improve Your Mental Health?

New data shows that people confide in their dog during times of adversity, but only about certain specific emotions

Just Looking at a Dog Can Make You Smile

A simple set of data demonstrates that merely seeing a dog can make people feel good.

Can a Dog's Size Predict Its Intelligence?

New data shows that very large or very small dog breeds rank lower in intelligence.

Do Dogs Prefer Food or Praise?

A new study looks at whether dogs prefer food rewards more than social interaction with their owners by monitoring what goes on inside the dogs brain.

Should You Share Your Cocktail Hour With Your Dog?

Evidence shows that sharing alcoholic beverages with your dog is a bad practice.

Dog People Are Popular While Cat People Are Single

Data based on 160,000 Facebook users shows interesting differences in lifestyle, personality and personal preferences between dog people and cat people.

Is the English Bulldog a Doomed Breed?

New data suggests that the gene pool for the English bulldog is too small to maintain a healthy population.

Stop the Presses! Dog Owners Are Happier

A new study reveals the impact dog and cat ownership has on the mental well-being, happiness, and life satisfaction of people.

Just Being Near You Is Rewarding for Dogs

A new study suggests that dogs find merely being near humans to be rewarding, even without social interactions.

Which Emotions Do We See in Dogs and Cats?

New data looks at the basic and complex emotions that pet owners observe in their own dogs and cats.

How People Perceive Dogs With Docked Tails and Cropped Ears

New data shows that seeing a dog with a docked tail and cropped ears may cause people to believe that the dog is aggressive and its owner might be aggressive as well.

Are Voice Commands or Hand Signals More Effective for Dogs?

New data answers the question of whether dogs are more responsive to verbal commands or to gestures and body language.

Can Your Dog Help You Get Dates?

Your reaction to your own dog and your date's dog may determine how attractive you appear to a potential partner.

What Is the Best Way to Stop a Dog Fight?

When dogs are fighting your most instinctive method of trying to get them to stop will likely get you injured, but there are some safer ways to break up a fight.

New Proof That We Consider Dogs to Be Family Members

Research focused on how we confuse the names of individuals shows that dogs are stored in the same portion of our memory as our family members.

Are There Really Lucky and Unlucky Pet Names?

Data from over a half-million pet insurance claims finds that some pet's names are more likely to be associated with accidents and mishaps

Dogs Hesitate More and Respond Less Well When You Are Upset

Your emotional state can cause your dog to hesitate or to execute your instructions less accurately.

Are You Killing Your Dog With Sweetness?

The FDA warns that a sweetener used in sugarless gum, candy, baked goods, toothpaste, and some nut butters can be life-threatening to dogs.

Does "Mother Love" Play a Role in Rearing Better Dogs?

Puppies that are not frequently touched by their mother may grow up to be more easily frightened and less sociable.

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