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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5 Ways to Celebrate Your Dog On Love Your Pet Day

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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Your Dog and You: How to Play the Games Without a Partner

Can I do this by myself? Do I have to have a partner to play the games?

A common question we get here at Dognition is about the need for a non-canine partner in playing the games. While having a partner makes gameplay easier logistically, most people have had great success–and a lot of fun–playing the games with just their canine. We’ve designed the games so that the instructions are easy to follow. The following are options for how to play the games with just your dog. When people play the games the following ways, the data is great and the profile report is still spot on. Continue reading

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Have a Question? Ask Our Experts!

Dognition has a new monthly feature, Ask Our Experts, where you have a chance to have your questions about your dog and all dogs answered. The question with the most votes at the end of each month is the question we’ll ask our experts. Our experts are our Scientific Advisory Board and our Expert Panel. Here’s ways to participate: Continue reading

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Dogs’ Internal Compass and Why It Matters

You’ve probably heard by now that your dog has a reason for all that spinning and circling around before picking the perfect spot to excrete. If not, here’s the rundown: German and Czech researchers have found that dogs prefer to align their bodies along the north-south axis of the earth’s magnetic field during excretion. They also found that dogs avoid aligning their bodies along the east-west axis. These findings are from 7,000 observations over a 2 year period of 70 dogs of 37 different breeds defecating and urinating.

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