Category Archives: Dog Life

Dogs Avoid People Who Aren’t Nice to Their Human

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If you think your dog is a good judge of character, your canine might be using “social eavesdropping” as a tool to decide who to be nice to and who to ignore. Social eavesdropping in scientific terms is “social evaluation of third-party interactions”…so you know, what us laypeople call “people watching.” Continue reading

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The Best Way to Train Your Dog According to Science

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Could Confucius’ quote shed light on dog training?

Clicker training is widely popular method by professional dog trainers, but is it the most successful and efficient way to train your canine best friend? Continue reading

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Dognition hits prime time with Nat Geo WILD’s “Is Your Dog A Genius?”

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Make no barks about it! Dognition, the science-based assessment that enhances the relationship between dogs and their owners, will be returning to prime time television this spring. This time with Is Your Dog A Genius?, a three-part series on Nat Geo WILD. Continue reading

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On Why Dogs Want to Lick Us And Wolves Want to Eat Us

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Why are dogs our best pals and wolves our competitors?

It’s clear that the dogs we know and love are very distinct from wolves. Aside from variations in their genetic code, the way dogs interact with and behave around us humans is very different from the behavior of typical wolves, even if the dogs and wolves are raised in similar conditions. In particular, the special relationship dogs have with us is because the success of dogs as a species relies heavily on humans. Continue reading

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How Making Inferences Makes Your Dog A Genius

You probably have heard of Chaser the border collie. She was featured on 60 Minutes and referred to as the world’s smartest dog. If you aren’t familiar with Chaser, she’s famous for knowing over a thousand words. Yes, a thousand words! Smart, right?

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Chaser the border collie knows over 1,000 words!

 

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