Dog Stories in the News (April 11, 2010)
Neo-Freudian dog trainer, Lee Charles Kelley, talks on his Psychology Today blog page about how dogs make us human and - well, about Freud and dogs.
If you think acting is a skill beyond the ability of animals, think again!
Ok, so we've all done it - forgotten to feed the dog. But if you're a habitual forgetter looking to find yourself a perfect gift from your ever hungry, furry friend... roll in the Dog-e-Minder, the ultimate in all dog-e-gadgets.
After years of teaching people to behave so their dogs behave, veterinarian Michelle Posage has noticed the top 5 common mistakes people make when training their dogs.
A study has found that, of all breeds tested, the dingo and its close relative bear the closest genetic similarity to wolves.
Researchers have concluded that dogs were probably first domesticated from wolves somewhere in the Middle East, contrary to previous thought.
A new study shows that overweight owners tend to have overweight dogs, but no such relationships is seen between owners and their pet cats.
Ever wondered what your preference for cats or dogs says about you?
A new study shows how centuries of breeding has given rise to 400 different varieties of domestic dog.
The study sheds light on what changes in the genes have been brought about by centuries of selective breeding to explain such huge differences.
Scientists have been searching for a genetic source for compulsive behaviours in dogs and have come up with some answers.
Extraversion, agreeableness is associated with 'Dog People', openness with 'Cat People' so says new research from Bristol University that shows that people with a college degree or higher were more likely to own cats than dogs. More also on this link.
Stories abound on the benefits of companion animals on human heal, but in depth studies are rare. Now a study is being embarked upon to see whether animals can have a tangible effect on children's well-being.
A new study shows that dogs and young human babies both make the same classic error in a famous psychology experiment - while wolves raised by people do not.
Those of use who have and love our dogs know it's true, but now a scientific study supports anecdotal evidence that dogs understand deception.
It turns out, babies may not be as naive as some might think, especially where their canine counterparts are concerned, and that they can "speak dog" (or at least comprehend it) even with little or no exposure to dogs. And why? Because emotion is one of the first things babies pick up in their social world.
A look at some misconceptions, plus tips on how to minimize allergy symptoms.
For a species that spends a big part of the lives of millions of us, dogs are proving strangely baffling to psychologists who in the past have spent too long studying rats and pigeons instead. Current cognitive research, they say, may lead to new therapies for misbehaving dogs and more stimulating ways to play with your best friend.
Researchers have claimed that it's possible to match a dog with its human by looking at photographs.
Dogs have been a White House fixture since the Washington administration - click on the link for a gallery of presidents with their puppy dogs.
Maurice Aquirre offers some advice on dealing with building confidence in nervous or fearful dogs.
Chimpanzees may share many of our genes, but dogs have lived with us for so long and undergone so much domestication that they are now serving as a model for understanding human social behaviour...
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