Studies

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

 

prostate cancer detection dogs
Man’s best friend could help save him from prostate cancer.
memory do dogs remember what they did yesterday?
Study determines if dogs get mad at you for what you did yesterday.
foster children and dogs
Dogs provide a vital, non-threatening emotional comfort to some children.
Puppies are Wired to Communicate With Humans
Genetics may also help explain why some dogs perform better than others on social tasks such as following pointing gestures.
dog aging project
Professor’s search for dogs’ healthier living, longevity drives Dog Aging Project
jealousy in dogs
A look at new research on the topic of jealousy in dogs, and what it actually shows.
dogs detect coronavirus
In a proof-of-concept study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs identified positive samples with 96% accuracy.
Dogs in the study wore activity monitors on their collars for a two-week period, and their owners filled out a questionnaire on the dogs' sleep patterns.
Study sets baseline for sleep patterns in healthy adult dogs.
do dogs understand words
Say What? How dogs understand language.
mistrust of veterinarians among dog owners
When it comes to veterinary care, barriers to access, including a lack of trust play a big role.
dogs and smart cars
Researchers study people’s relationships with their dogs as a model for improved automotive experiences.
An innovative project explores the “science of fear”
A nursing home resident interacts with her robotic dog companion
In times of isolation, the next generation of robo-pets may provide comfort