Dogs have rich emotional lives in which they can coexist with different species, and even forge bonds outside of their own species.
Shelter animals often display problematic behaviors. Can they be retrained?
Shelter dogs get a new shot at life through a college course that teaches them how to be faithful companions once again.
Studies in Yellowstone National Park show plant matter (mostly grass) is found in up to 74% of wolf scats, suggesting the behaviour may be inherited from the beginning of doggy time.
Want to check your canine friend isn’t suffering when an Antarctic blast hits? Start with their ears and feet.
With the right training, dogs can sniff out more than 90% of COVID cases.
A happy and fulfilling relationship with your canine companion is built on good training
If you’re interested in the history, traits and skills of these amazing dogs – and perhaps have wondered about owning one yourself – here’s what you need to know.
The researchers found tooth shape varied, depending on the types of food a carnivore regularly bites into – in much the same way we choose a kitchen knife depending on what we’re cutting up.
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.
An Anatolian Shepherd Dog protecting goats in South Africa.
Rosie Wilkes/Cheetah Outreach Trust
Livestock guarding dogs are considered a non-lethal method for farmers to control wild predators.
More than 300 dogs in WA and the NT have tested positive to canine ehrlichiosis, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by ticks.
Pounds and shelters are not happy places for dogs to stay in for a long time, though. So everyone tries to find an unwanted dog a new home as quickly as possible.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
Some dogs may associate car travel with trips to the beach or park – while others only remember trips to the vet.
Travel can come with danger, so dogs have mostly evolved to avoid being over-adventurous. That said, dogs may see some kinds of travel as a chance to find things they want – like food or a mate.
I’ll try to be there for you 100 percent.
Many dog owners have tales of their faithful companion licking away their tears. Researchers investigated whether, beyond being comforting, canines would actually take action to help an upset owner.
When’s the next dog food commercial on?
Dogs like a little TV – and researchers have been investigating why.
The answer lies in the history we share with our canine companions.
Lock up your sheep.
Wolves, lions and other large carnivores rely on meat for sustenance and there are only so many wild animals to go round. Sometimes, dinner means cow or sheep. Farmers can use guard dogs or protective…
Jealousy is not just a human emotion – a study has found that when owners play with a dog-like object their real canine friends…