Colleges and universities are using therapy dogs as a low-cost way to improve their students’ mental health.
Many of the advice given to humans works for dogs, too.
Talking to your dog really helps. Here’s what else you can do.
How Harare has dealt with its urban canine citizens over the years following independence reflects the competing visions of a modern city.
Robot pets are marketed as substitutes for living animals. Rather, we should use existing technologies to design robots that provide other services, like health care and lifestyle support.
Accidental ingestion of drugs can have detrimental effects on dogs’ health. Education and awareness can help protect pets from consuming opioids and cannabis products.
Early results from several studies have found that pets can pick up COVID-19 from their owner – but they are unlikely to be dangerous as a result.
Highly skilled dogs are hard at work supporting the child victims of crime. Meet the justice facility dogs.
Many Australians are dog owners but feelings run high over the issue of allowing dogs on public transport. Despite polarised opinions, experience overseas shows how concerns can be managed.
Who’s a good doggie? Sniffer dogs might one day be able to screen people for COVID-19 in large crowds. But not when they’re hungry or need a good lie down.
Dogs that have grown used to being around humans all the time might suffer from separation anxiety.
A curious kid asks: Can dogs catch COVID-19?
Dogs might be helping people through the pandemic, but should we be concerned by unprepared, impulsive dog purchases?
A wealth of online videos show dogs that, with the help of a keyboard, seem to be able to communicate with their masters. But does it really mean that dogs can “talk”?
The demand was there.
The paws of assistance dogs are cleaner than the soles of their users’ shoes.
Livestock guarding dogs are considered a non-lethal method for farmers to control wild predators.
Arctic foxes have a few special talents that help them sneak up on unseen prey and pounce.
Dogs are more in tune with human social cues than cats.
Dogs’ barks say a lot about how they’re feeling.