Posts Tagged: research

Who Takes The Lead On Your Walks?

Researchers are discovering that many personality traits of your dog can be revealed by simply observing who takes the lead on a walk: “Dogs that consistently took the lead during group walks were more responsive to training, more controllable, older

Who Takes The Lead On Your Walks?

Researchers are discovering that many personality traits of your dog can be revealed by simply observing who takes the lead on a walk: “Dogs that consistently took the lead during group walks were more responsive to training, more controllable, older

Raw Is Not Always Healthy – Why Dog Food Opponents Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A recent ‘Daily Mail’ article reawakens the old raw food controversy arguing that dog food companies are getting away with murder feeding our pets unhealthy processed foods: “The big businesses selling us processed dog food use ingredients unsuitable for human

Raw Is Not Always Healthy – Why Dog Food Opponents Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A recent ‘Daily Mail’ article reawakens the old raw food controversy arguing that dog food companies are getting away with murder feeding our pets unhealthy processed foods: “The big businesses selling us processed dog food use ingredients unsuitable for human

Dogs Defecate According To Magnetic Field Alignment… And Other Very Important Research

 First of all, I owe you all an apology. As you probably know from reading my articles, I am committed cynic. So when this news article arrived I smelled something fishy: “Dogs can typically smell and hear far better than

Dogs Defecate According To Magnetic Field Alignment… And Other Very Important Research

 First of all, I owe you all an apology. As you probably know from reading my articles, I am committed cynic. So when this news article arrived I smelled something fishy: “Dogs can typically smell and hear far better than

The Dog Delusion, Part 2. The Alfa Dog Myth

Continuing in this series of debunking common myths about dogs, we arrive at a misconception so common, it is ubiquitous: The Alpha Dog The dog pack is all about hierarchy. There is the number one dog, number two dog and

The Dog Delusion, Part 2. The Alfa Dog Myth

Continuing in this series of debunking common myths about dogs, we arrive at a misconception so common, it is ubiquitous: The Alpha Dog The dog pack is all about hierarchy. There is the number one dog, number two dog and

Dogs Evolved To Suit Humans? Or Is It The Other Way Around?

New research to Britain suggests that dogs evolved ‘child-like’ appearance to look more appealing to Humans: “In conjunction with the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, researchers used a newly developed tool called DogFACS to analyse dogs’ facial expressions. They studied

Dogs Evolved To Suit Humans? Or Is It The Other Way Around?

New research to Britain suggests that dogs evolved ‘child-like’ appearance to look more appealing to Humans: “In conjunction with the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, researchers used a newly developed tool called DogFACS to analyse dogs’ facial expressions. They studied

Could GM Food Give You Cancer? Or Is It Drinking Pesticide?

A French scientific study breaks new ground… in public deception: “King’s College molecular biologist and GM expert Michael Antoniou said he was shocked by the ‘extreme negative health impacts’. “It shows an extraordinary number of tumours developing earlier and more

Could GM Food Give You Cancer? Or Is It Drinking Pesticide?

A French scientific study breaks new ground… in public deception: “King’s College molecular biologist and GM expert Michael Antoniou said he was shocked by the ‘extreme negative health impacts’. “It shows an extraordinary number of tumours developing earlier and more

Dogs Understand Humans Better Then Humans

We have always known this but now it’s official: dogs empathize with people more then any other animal, including people: “During one experimental condition, the people hummed in a weird way. For that one, the scientists were trying to see if unusual

Dogs Understand Humans Better Then Humans

We have always known this but now it’s official: dogs empathize with people more then any other animal, including people: “During one experimental condition, the people hummed in a weird way. For that one, the scientists were trying to see if unusual

Why Dogs Eat Poo And What To Do About It

Ever seen your dog eat his own poo? Or maybe the poo of another dog, a cat or, God forbid a human? Yes, I know it’s disgusting (gives a whole new connotation, to getting licked in the face, doesn’t it?)

Why Dogs Eat Poo And What To Do About It

Ever seen your dog eat his own poo? Or maybe the poo of another dog, a cat or, God forbid a human? Yes, I know it’s disgusting (gives a whole new connotation, to getting licked in the face, doesn’t it?)

Why Dogs Shake

Believe it or not, dogs can shake off 70% of moisture in 4 seconds! If you own a dog (or ever stood next to a shaking dog) you already know that. The science of shaking off water is much more

Why Dogs Shake

Believe it or not, dogs can shake off 70% of moisture in 4 seconds! If you own a dog (or ever stood next to a shaking dog) you already know that. The science of shaking off water is much more

Why Pets Are Autistic Kids’ Best Friends

Research demonstrates that spending time with pets can help autistic children develop social skills: ‘The study, from French researchers, is the first strong scientific evidence that animals may help foster social skills in individuals with autism, but it also reinforces

Why Pets Are Autistic Kids’ Best Friends

Research demonstrates that spending time with pets can help autistic children develop social skills: ‘The study, from French researchers, is the first strong scientific evidence that animals may help foster social skills in individuals with autism, but it also reinforces