Dogs may understand human point of view, researcher finds
(Phys.org)—Domestic dogs are much more likely to steal food when they think nobody can see them, suggesting for the first time they are capable of understanding a human's point of view.
Barking mad? Doggie DNA to track foulers in London
A London borough—aptly named Barking and Dagenham—unveiled plans on Tuesday to crack down on irresponsible dog owners by checking their pet's poo against a DNA database it will build up.
Veterinarian offers advice for keeping your dog safe from canine flu
With the large outbreak of canine influenza in the Midwest making headlines, many pet owners are understandably worried about the disease. The virus has reportedly sickened more than 1,000 dogs and killed ...
Pig pheromone proves useful in curtailing bad behavior in dogs
A professor at Texas Tech discovers Androstenone can stop dogs from barking, jumping. In a sense, John McGlone was just like any other pet owner a few years ago. He simply wanted to keep his Cairn Terrier from barking incessantly.
Always ask a vet before giving painkillers to pets, expert says
(HealthDay)—When people feel pain, they often reach for common medicines such as aspirin or Motrin. These types of drugs, known as NSAIDs, also are used to treat arthritis pain in dogs and to manage pain ...
First modern dog discovered
(Phys.org) —University of Manchester historians have identified the first modern dog: a Pointer called 'Major'. A description of the animal, found by the team in a now obscure 1865 edition of a Victorian journal called ...
'Smart' high-tech dog collar goes on sale in Japan
A high-tech collar attachment that will allow pet owners to monitor their dogs at a distance, checking how much they sleep and how many calories they are burning, was unveiled Thursday in Japan.
Dogs' family status depends on family's locale
Man's best friend might just be treated like any other animal depending on where the owners live. A study by David Blouin, assistant professor of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Indiana University South Bend, ...
Wearable computing goes to the dogs
The wearable computing craze went to the dogs on Wednesday with startup Whistle introducing a smart pendant that tracks physical activity levels and sleep patterns in canines.
UGA research finds sterilized dogs live longer
Many dog owners have their pets spayed or neutered to help control the pet population, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the procedure could add to the length of their lives and alter ...
Man's best friend
People have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people. But this natural bonding behaviour is not confined to humans: many animals also seem to need relationships with others of their ...
If you're aggressive, your dog will be too, study
Why man allows his best friend to poop in public
Generally, Western societies maintain high standards of everyday hygiene. When it comes to man's best friend, however, it seems we turn a blind eye! New research published in Environmental Sociology this month explores the re ...
Student's research finds dog, cat owners differ on 'Better Than Average Effect'
My dog's the best, but my cat's like the rest—those are the findings of Penn State Abington sophomore Sasha Thomas' research into the social phenomenon known as the "Better Than Average Effect" (BTAE).