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.
do dogs forgive?
Science studies the reasons behind canine reconciliation behaviors.
Covid-19 and Pets
Keeping companion animals and their families safe
husky puppy
New findings challenge popular views of estrogen’s role in cancer risk.
greyhound dog
A rare genetic mutation could result in dogs being exposed to dangerously high levels of anesthetic agents.
dog whimpering sound
Why dog cries are sadder than even a baby’s crying.