Doggy Dog World

How smart is your dog? Plus: Animal emotions, the pet craze, and what's the link between dogs and wolves?

Dog Smarts

By Katherine Bouton
I was hoping my dog would act as my ears, but what's the reward in that?

Dogs Don't Remember

By Ira Hyman Ph.D.
Dogs Don't Remember: Episodic Memory May Distinguish Humans

Is the Science Behind Sniffer Dogs Bogus?

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Do sniffer dogs keep us safe or respond to handler prejudice?

When the Dog's Health Is More Important Than Your Own

By Katrina S Firlik MD
For many people, there is a negative psychological overlay to taking medication.

How a Pet Can Sharpen Your Mindfulness Skills

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
My hound dog heightens my sensory awareness and keeps me in the present moment.

Cat People Are More Distinctive Than Dog People

By Scott A. McGreal MSc.
Self-identified cat people have more unusual personality traits than dog people

What's With the Cat, and Other Questions about Singles and Their Pets

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
A pet is not "compensation" for not having a spouse.

Why We Love Our Pets: They're Just Like Us!

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Which breed you own says a lot more about you than you might think.