Category Archives: Dog Love

How to Play to Your Dog’s Strength

"Panting Dog" by James Barker

Are you playing to your dog’s problem solving style? Photo by James Barker

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the father figure in your life. One of the lessons my dad taught me is to play to my strengths. The example story that stuck with me, as I love dogs, was about his mixed breed dog in college named Astro. My dad saw a sign on campus saying that an injured dog needed a home; this dog, Astro, had a big wound on his back. With medical care, Astro’s fur from his backside had to be shaved, and other humans were quick to make fun of his naked appearance. If you wanted to pet a dog for the feeling of fuzzy fur, Astro was not your dog. What he lacked in fur, my father said this dog had in intelligence.

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10 Simple Ways to Help Homeless Dogs

Saoirse, a Dognition Protodog, is looking for her forever home in the Washington D.C. area.

Saoirse, a Dognition Protodog, is looking for her forever home in the Washington D.C. area. Photo: Carol G./FOHA

 

Summer weather is here and that means college students are on break and families will be taking vacations. For many shelters, this means a dip in the number of people who volunteer. Step up and help your local shelter this summer! Dognition has compiled 10 ways that you can help: Continue reading

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5 Ways to Celebrate Your Dog On Love Your Pet Day

Let's celebrate Love Your Pet Day! Photo: Link Humans UK

Let’s celebrate Love Your Pet Day! Photo: Link Humans UK

 

It’s the 20th of February! Do you know what that means? Today is Love Your Pet Day! Each year on the 20th of February, Love Your Pet Day is celebrated to show our appreciation and love for our non-human best friends! After all, our dogs teach us and remind us to live our best life Continue reading

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What Does Your Dog Want for Christmas?

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Our Dr. Brian Hare has written an Op-Ed for LiveScience about what our dogs really want for Christmas. He writes:

What does your dog want for Christmas? Anything you want, apparently. In new results from our research at Dognition, it seems that dogs are heavily influenced by their owners when it comes to choosing toys, objects and even food.

It’s already well established that dogs pay close attention to human social cues. Continue reading

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Dognition’s Holiday Gift Guide

Don’t know what to get your loved ones for the holidays? From dog enthusiast to dog parents, Dognition has some suggestions for you!

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