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Dogs Know When You’re Acting Intentionally, Researchers Find

Dogs can tell the difference between deliberate actions—and mistakes, say scientists. It adds growing evidence to the idea that man’s best friend knows just how we are feeling. First author Dr Britta Schunemann said, “The dogs in our study clearly behaved differently depending on whether the actions of a human experimenter were intentional or unintentional.” Dogs […]

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‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ Are an Evolutionary Trait Developed So Dogs Can Better Capture Our Hearts

New research comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves suggests dogs’ facial anatomy has changed over thousands of years specifically to allow them to better communicate with humans. In the first detailed analysis comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves, researchers found that the facial musculature of both species was similar, […]

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Innate Talent Seems to Be Just as Much a Gift Found in Some Dogs as it is in People, Study Says

Whether it’s seeing a kid need only a few seconds to learn Mary had a Little Lamb on the piano, experiencing getting wiped out by a much better player in a pickup basketball game, or witnessing someone’s encyclopedic memory while they rattle off statistics about geography, humans exhibit natural talents every day. Now, a study […]

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Puppies Are Born Ready to Communicate With And Understand Humans

In a bit a dreamland research, animal behaviorists at the University of Arizona got to study how 375 golden and Labrador retriever puppies performed at human communication tests. The study was done to examine whether human-canine communication, specifically pointing gestures, was an onboard biological ability, a learned trait through exposure to humans, and whether the […]

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Chernobyl Guards Have Befriended Abandoned Dogs, Feeding Them and Bringing Medical Care

In the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, guards watching for human trespassers are befriending and even caring for the descendants of dogs abandoned when tens of thousands of people had to abandon their entire lives and flee when reactor 4 exploded in 1986. Their interactions, collected and documented through work from the BBC, tell a story of a spark […]

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10 Years After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Two Men Are Still Living There Taking Care of Everyone’s Pets

When clouds of radiation began streaming into the air around the Fukushima nuclear plant, 160,000 residents were told to simply cut and run. However, it seems only 159,998 residents listened. The other two—Naoto Matsumura and Sakae Kato—remained. Evidently, the city possessed not one, but two men whose love of animals cracked through their innate sense […]

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Nursing Home Residents With Dementia Enjoy Very Special Guest When Visits Are Restricted – a Miniature Horse

Dementia sufferers at a nursing home who cannot see relatives were “overjoyed” by a morale-boosting visit from a miniature horse. Residents at Rosevale Care Home in York, England, always “benefit greatly” from pet therapy, which allows them to interact with animals. Sarah Fearn, lifestyle and activities co-ordinator at the home, said many residents who normally […]

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Why do cats sit in a taped square or circle?

[embedded content] Cats are quirky. There’s no question about it. We know they like to hide in boxes and knock things over. They are persnickety about their drinking preferences. But this kitty question involves a roll of tape. If you…

BBC sports broadcaster who narrates his dogs' lives in lockdown is branching out

Some sports are slower. More about the strategy. pic.twitter.com/JMBaGJ1tSd — Andrew Cotter (@MrAndrewCotter) April 9, 2020 During the coronavirus lockdown, Scottish sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter has been keeping people entertained on social media by describing his dogs’ activities. Normally, the…

Shelters are clearing out as pet adoptions surge

As more people are sheltering at home, they’re deciding to do it with a new temporary or permanent family member. Many rescue groups and shelters across the country are reporting success in finding homes and fosters for their furry residents….

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