Tag: Dog Research

Sorry Dog Lovers, But Dogs Don’t Like Hugs

You may think you are doing your dog a favor by hugging him but the truth is that dogs don’t like hugs. They may not want to be trapped and this makes them feel uncomfortable. Dogs love to be petted than hugged. Not only do dogs dislike hugs, …

Dognition: How Smart Is Your Dog?

Most dog owners think their dogs are smart. But, how smart is your dog actually? A study by researchers at the Duke University discovered that the smartness of a dog is specific to various dog breeds. The finding pointed out it was the individual nature of a dog, not …

How Does Dog Memory Work?

They say an elephant never forgets but can animals really remember things? What do you know about dog memory? Well, they might have richer memories than we think. A few years ago, scientists believed that animals were automated by reflex and habit and that memory is something special …

Dog Research Shows Dogs Do Tasks Better When Given The Love Hormone

Does your dog love obeying your commands? A new Australian study shows that dogs perform better when given the love hormone, oxytocin. In humans, oxytocin is a hormone that helps mothers and their offspring bond. This chemical in the human brain, it is believed to increase the ability to …

Do Dogs Recognize Faces? New Dog Research Says Yes!

Do dogs recognize faces? New dog research says “Yes!” We all know dogs mainly rely on their noses but have you ever wondered if your dog can recognize faces as well? Like humans, dogs are social animals who live in groups so it is important to be able to …

Owning Dogs Boosts A Man’s Sex Appeal According To Survey

According to a recent survey, owning dogs boosts a man’s sex appeal. Several men and women can attest to the fact there is something charming and sexy about a handsome man caring for a dog. In fact, there are Instagram accounts entirely dedicated to “Hot Dudes With Dogs”, which …

Research Says Dogs Know If Someone Is Not Trustworthy

Recent research says your dog knows if someone is not trustworthy! Dogs may bark at their reflection, chase their own tails, or eat their own poop, but they are clever beings. Dogs are very socially aware – both of humans and of each other. We all know what dogs …

Negative Neutering Health Effects More Severe For Golden Retrievers Than Labradors

A new dog research study shows that the negative neutering health effects are more severe for Golden Retrievers than Labradors The study was conducted at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Researchers found that  Labrador Retrievers are less susceptible than Golden Retrievers to the long-term …

Research Shows That Dogs Only Remember for Two Minutes!

Ever wondered why your dog doesn’t remember being told off? Chances are your pooch has forgotten! New research shows that dogs only remember for two minutes! On an average, the short-term memory of animals does not exceed 27 seconds. Dogs are at the top end of the scale …

Researchers To Study Bloat’s Genetics

At Cummings School, veterinary researchers are teaming up with scientists at Harvard, MIT and Nestlé Purina PetCare to figure out the genetics of bloat – a common cause of death in big dogs. Bloat remains a mysterious disease that’s complex to prevent or treat. The disease develops when …

Does Your Dog Really Love You? Researchers Confirm It’s True!

We know you love your dog but does your dog really love you? For more than 30,000 years, humans and dogs have co-habited and today, our furry friends have only become more popular. In fact, in fifty percent of American households dog hair is evident. Dogs wag their tails …

Dog Research Shows That Canines Remember Much Like Humans

Just how good is a dog’s memory? Dog research shows that a dog’s memory is a lot more human-like than previously thought. Our canine companions can copy our actions, even after delays. The most recent issue of Animal Cognition outlines the breakthrough that dogs have what’s called “declarative memory” …