Studies

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

 

wolf gps
Thanks to a bit of tech and some intrepid researchers, we now have a better idea.
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.
Patient Iris and her assistance dog Sandy in the recovery room after surgery. While dogs may be allowed in recovery rooms their access is often restricted due to concerns over hygiene. (Photograph courtesy of Utrecht University)
Assistance dogs’ paws are cleaner than their users’ shoe soles, Utrecht University researchers discover.
do dogs understand words
Say What? How dogs understand language.
prostate cancer sniffing dog
Training dogs to detect prostate cancer gets one paw closer to a ‘robotic nose’ to diagnose the disease, including most lethal form.
Siberian wolf
A new study calls northeast Siberia the birthplace of dogs.
mistrust of veterinarians among dog owners
When it comes to veterinary care, barriers to access, including a lack of trust play a big role.
We must be careful about making sweeping generalizations.
dogs and smart cars
Researchers study people’s relationships with their dogs as a model for improved automotive experiences.
Petting a senior Golden Retriever.
The death of a much-loved dog is sometimes followed by regrets and self-doubt.
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
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