Does having your dog by your side while you’re in bed bring you comfort? If so you’re not alone. A recent study suggests that women sleep better with a dog by their side. It also found that women get better sleep next to their dogs than they do with human partners. So if you let your dog sleep in bed with you don’t be ashamed — according to this study it might actually be helping…"Study Finds Women Sleep Better With a Dog By Their Side"
New research has shown that owning a dog reduces stress in families who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They researchers also found significant improvements in family functionality in families with a dog compared to those without. Study Finds Dogs Reduce Stress in Families With Autistic Children The study was carried out at the University of Lincoln UK and has been published in the American Journal of Veterinary Behavior. Since previous studies have…"Study Finds Dogs Reduce Stress in Families With Autistic Children"
Does your dog take a long time doing his duty? Does he walk around for what seems like an eternity until he finds that perfect spot to squat? Our dogs are pretty picky about where they poop, but there’s a scientific explanation for it – dogs seem to have their own poop compass. Dogs Have Their Own Poop Compass? When you go outside with your dog does it sometimes take them a ridiculous amount of…"Do Dogs Have Their Own Poop Compass?"
Would you clone your dog? I love the idea of having our pets live longer, because if there’s one thing we all agree on it’s that their lifespans are far too short. Instead of saying goodbye in the traditional way some dog owners are opting to clone their beloved companions. For $100,000 there’s a lab in South Korea that will clone your dog. They claim to be able to prolong the companionship you’ve had with…"Would You Clone Your Dog? For $100,000 You Can"
From how dogs understand our words to proof that you can indeed teach an old dog new tricks, here’s 10 cool things science taught us about dogs this year. 1. Your Dog Understands Words More Than You Think A new study found that dogs respond not only to the tone in which we use, but that they understand many of the words we’re saying. Researchers used brain scans from 13 dogs and recorded their responses…"10 Cool Things Science Taught Us About Dogs in 2016"
When you were a kid did you prefer your pets over siblings? If you answered yes you’re not alone. A recent study from the University of Cambridge found that children reported more satisfaction and less conflicts in their relationships with their pets compared to their siblings. Research Finds Kids Report More Satisfaction With Pets Over Siblings The study surveyed 12 year olds from 77 different families who had at least one pet and one sibling…"Study Finds Kids Report More Satisfaction With Pets Over Siblings"
New research has found that dogs judge humans for being rude, and they they’re less willing to take a treat from someone whose unhelpful to their owner. Studies have shown that babies as young as the age of one seem to have an ‘inate morality’ that allows them to judge adults. So a team from Kyoto University team wanted to test whether or not that’s true for other species as well. Can other species can…"Study Finds That Dogs Judge Humans For Being Rude"
Do you consider your dog sneaky? Has your dog ever deceived you? If so you’re not alone. New research suggests that dogs use deception to get what they want, especially when it comes to food. The study was conducted by Marianne Heberlein of the Department of Evolutionary Biology & Experimental Studies at the University of Zurich. After observing her own dogs tricking one another (pretending to see something interesting outside to get the better lounging…"Is Your Dog Sneaky? Study Finds Dogs Use Deception on Humans"
How does your dog get treats? Do you hand them out freely or do you make them work for it? If you’re giving them out freely you might want to have your dog do a trick first. According to a study from Sweden dogs prefer to earn treats. How the Study Was Conducted The study was conducted by Dr Ragen Mcgowan and colleagues at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. 12 Beagles were…"Study Finds Dogs Prefer To Earn Treats"
Do you think your dog has morals? Do they know right from wrong? If you answered yes you’re not alone. New research suggests that dogs do indeed have their own moral code. The Signals Dog’s Give During Play Because play isn’t just a simple survival skill it has proven invaluable when it comes to studying the complexity of dog psychology. Dogs aren’t playing to survive, they’re doing it to have fun, communicate and develop social…"Do Dogs Have Morals? Research Points to Yes"