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Riding in cars with dogs: millions of trips a week tell us transport policy needs to change

Dog owners depend very heavily on their cars to transport and care for their pets. Our recently published study estimates that dog owners make about 2.4 million dog-related trips a week in Sydney. We also found pet owners overwhelmingly want to be able to travel on public transport with their pets. So why are they still excluded? Our study, involving […]

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Dogs hear human happiness – it’s in his (or her) master’s voice

Dogs really are our best friends. A study published today in Current Biology shows not only do dogs and humans read emotions in each other’s “voices”, but both are more attuned to “happy” sounds. And the non-invasive study, which used low-stress neuro-imaging techniques to compare the brains of humans and another species, is to be applauded. Attila Andics and colleagues […]

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Famous Dog Names

Picking out a name for your dog is not always easy but there are tons to choose from. Who was the top dog of 2018 rover. Com put together a list of the most popular dog names last year in here’s what they found — and here’s what they found. Charlie came in number one followed by Eddie, 5 through […]

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Do you deserve a vacation?

Everyone deserves a holiday, right? But what do you do with your pet dog? Animals do tie you to your home. It is often a problem, if you have no family to rely on and can add strain to friendships. So, in this article we are going to put up some solutions.   Insert your tweetable quote/phrase here Click to Tweet […]

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Therapy dogs can help reduce student stress, anxiety and improve school attendance

In the wake of the schools shootings in Florida, therapy dogs have been used as a way to provide comfort and support for students returning to school. Research has shown therapy dogs can reduce stress and provide a sense of connection in difficult situations. Given the impact therapy dogs can have on student well-being, schools and universities are increasingly adopting […]

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The bark side: domestic dogs threaten endangered species worldwide

Humans and their canine companions share many close bonds. Wolves (Canis lupus) were the first animal domesticated by people, some time between 15,000 and 50,000 years ago. There are now an estimated 1 billion domestic dogs across their near-global distribution. Domestic dogs include feral and free-ranging animals (such as village and camp dogs), as well as those that are owned […]

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Whose best friend? How gender and stereotypes can shape our relationship with dogs

The relationship between people and their dogs can be a lasting and loving bond if the match is right. But when acquiring a dog, how do you know if that match will be a good one? Research shows there is a difference in the way some dogs react to men and women, and it can also matter if the dog […]

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Is there a place for dogs in public space, or must they make do with ‘dog parks’?

Who let the dogs out? I’m sure one of us did! In saying this, you might not have ever chosen to domesticate dogs, but we as a species did. Likewise, you might not feel any obligation towards dogs – indeed, you might not even like them – but we as a species surely owe dogs something in exchange for our […]

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130 Unique Male Dog Names You Won’t Mind Calling Out at the Park

by Heather Barnett Pick a one-of-a-kind dog name that won’t cause a stampede when you call it at the dog park Classic dog names like Spot and Spike are cute for sure, but at this point, it’s safe to say they’re also a bit overdone — and an unoriginal name can cause things to get a little crazy when you call […]

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Dog Age Calculator

If your dog was a human, how old would he be? Ever wonder how old your dog is in human years? Not all breeds age alike, so use this program to calculate your dog’s “human” age. CLICK HERE   Here are some interesting facts on dogs! 1. You can lower your blood pressure just by petting your pup! 2. Corgi […]

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Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed, new study confirms

A new study confirmed what I’d assume most people already knew: a pet dog provides valuable moral support for a kid. Image credits: poppofaticus. Pet ownership affects children in more ways than one, generally with an overwhelmingly positive impact. It starts with basic, physical health – having a dog tends to make you healthier because you…

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