Category Archives: The Dognition Experience

5 Ways Your Dog Can Make You Happier and Healthier at Work

Photo Credit: Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs

Photo Credit: Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs

 

Did you know that tomorrow is Take Your Dog To Work Day®? At Dognition, there is a sure method to having a good morning: we bring our dogs to work.

Employees are much more energetic and productive when the office dogs, Dexter, Cooper, and Sisu are in the building, proving again that a dog is man’s best friend. Being welcomed by a dog is a great start to the day, not only are they an instant mood booster, but several studies in the past few years have examined the numerous rewards of pet ownership. Continue reading

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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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All About Dog Noses

Does this happen to you? You’re out on a walk with your dog, and your pup’s focus is on excitingly smelling the ground, the air, and whoever you pass. Dogs are known for having incredible noses.

Les Chatfield

Here are 5 cool facts about dog noses:

1. A dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 – 100,000 times more acute as that of humans.
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The Science of Self-Control

Dogs and bonobos took part in the self-control study. Photo: Brian Hare

Dogs and bonobos took part in the self-control study. Photo: Brian Hare

 

The blond-headed boy is 4-years old and in pre-school. The adult tells him that the yummy delicious marshmallow in front of him is his to eat now or later. If he waits in the chair until she comes back to eat it, he’ll get rewarded with a second marshmallow. The young boy squirms in his chair, fights the urge to sink his teeth into the gooey sugary treat in front of him, and waits the interminable 10 minutes. The adult who is a child psychologist rewards him with the second marshmallow, and he immediately stuffs both marshmallows into his grinning mouth.
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What does your dog dream about? The Dozing Dogz Captioned Photo Contest

 

Dognition’s cognition and personality assessment will tell you your dog’s unique problem solving strategies, but one thing all dogs have in common, regardless if an Ace or a Charmer: they sleep…a lot! Dognition is teaming up with PetHub for a captioned photo contest to celebrate dozing dogs everywhere! PetHub offers lost pet protection services, and with their QR-enabled ID tags, you can have peace of mind that your dog will continue to hog the bed for many years to come.  
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