A happy and fulfilling relationship with your canine companion is built on good training
Capturing cow urine could allow us to reduce the amount of damaging nitrate and nitrous oxide that ends up in the environment.
Moose, a mixed-breed dog from the Nebraska Humane Society, trains in odor-detection work.
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren’t the only animals with a nose for disease.
Taking a walk in a puppy’s paws can help us understand humankind’s best friend.
Clicker training and treats aren’t the way to raise a healthy and happy child.
Clara, keen as ever for some well-deserved attention.
It can be tough to train a dog – but mainly because humans are even more prone to distraction and inconsistency than our canine companions. Wearable technology might help us be a bit more consistent.
The institution of pet-keeping is fundamentally unjust as it involves the manipulation of animals’ bodies, behaviours and emotional lives.
The wreckage of the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash outside of Tisdale, Sask., is seen on April, 7, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Truck drivers in Canada are exposed to many health risks. The horrific Humboldt bus crash should be a wake-up call for new regulations and wellness programs within the industry.
How to prepare pets for the arrival of a new human in the home.
Chishuru, a male African elephant, indicates a target scent during trials.
Elephants have the highest count of olfactory receptor genes of any species tested to date. This suggests that they may be the best smellers in the animal kingdom.
Autonomous cars aren’t smarter than this.
A former animal trainer explains how we might usefully think about the limitations of artificial intelligence systems.
Technology is catching up with dogs – and has additional advantages.
New research is narrowing the gap, creating technology with the detecting capabilities of canines but without the downsides of relying on a biological system.
A dying breed?
This is not an animal rights issue – it’s a question of other people’s ethics.
A possum used in live baiting.
Animals Australia & Animal Liberation Qld
Revelations of live baiting in greyhound racing have sent shockwaves through the industry. Baiting is prohibited, but laws lack teeth to stamp out the practice.
Secret footage revealed that Australian greyhound trainers are still using the banned practice of live baiting.
Australia’s greyhound industry is reeling from the ABC’s Four Corners expose, featuring graphic footage of racing dogs tearing other mammals apart in the illegal training practice of live baiting. The…
Not ready to fly first class with you just yet.
Piglets by Shutterstock
At a staff away day a few months ago we discussed well-being, both physical and psychological, in the workplace. I suggested, half tongue-in-cheek that we get a departmental dog – not practical on many…
Police sniffer dog breeding and training is set for reform. as a team of scientists begin to create a chemical profile to…