Studies

What makes dogs howl, yawn and hide under the bed? Researchers plumb the inner workings of dogs.

 

A dog and a cat snuggle up together, and are best friends.
Study suggests that pheromones can help ease interspecies conflict
Petting and walking shelter dogs.
More than walking them—petting shelter dogs is critical for their well-being
Canine Companions for Independence puppies / Duke
What kind of puppy problem-solving behavior predicts assistance dog success?
A new study confirms the influence in Labrador Retrievers
Dogs could be an important sentinel species for the long-term health effects of environmental chemicals, research shows.
Research shows tags may be used as early warning system for human health.
heavy mixed breed dog
Study provides guidance on best age to neuter mixed breeds by weight.
near death experiences for animal lovers
At the end of our lives, loved ones—including dogs—may return.
dog communication about toys
New study shows owners make dogs enthusiastic but more likely to goof
big and small dog
A study of body-size awareness in dogs seems to indicate that the answer is yes.
more pet owners feeding homemade diets
Pet owners are taking the time to learn exactly what their pets are eating.
do dogs forgive?
Science studies the reasons behind canine reconciliation behaviors.
cattle dog breed
“They’re not like other dogs”— or are they?
Keeping companion animals and their families safe
Audrey Ruple, a veterinary epidemiologist and assistant professor of One Health Epidemiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Department of Public Health, with Bitzer, a Great Dane. (Purdue University photo/Rebecca McElhoe)
The Dog Aging Project wants to advance our understanding of dogs and help them live longer, healthier lives.