Do dogs feel human emotions? Survey says...
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Evidently the 2012 summer Olympics aren't the only thing coming out of London these days. University of London researchers recently took an interest in whether or not dogs can express empathy with their owners. Do they feel sad when we do? Do they understand what it means when we cry? Click the photo for the full Huffington Post article and discover what science has to say.
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Okay. See if this sounds familiar. You arrive home to find your pooch a little out of sorts. A quick scan of the premises reveals a very "special" welcome gift for you... perhaps an errant puddle in yellow hues, or the nearly unrecognizable remains of your favorite shoe. You wheel around to scold the animal, only to find a troubled mug staring back at you, tail firmly tucked. Is that guilt? Click the photo for a full story on this age-old question.
Enjoy a safe & fun-filled summer with your favorite canine!
With summer now in full swing (check out these record-breaking temps!), and with the US Olympic Trials in swimming nearly complete, we're betting you can't find the nearest pool fast enough! Well, if you plan to bring your dog along, take a minute to insure your splashfest is tons of fun, with no unwanted surprises. Click on the photo to learn some critical tips, courtesy of DogChannel.com, for keeping your furry friend safe when he gets wet and wild this summer.
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Now that you know how to keep your pooch safe while enjoying your favorite body of water, find out some of the best places to vacation where the four-legged will have as much fun as you. Click on the photo above for the full MotherNatureNetwork article, including links to great web resources like PetTravel.com and BringFido.com. Forget about paying for that kennel before your next trip... bring your best friend with you, and explore the world together!
A mixed-breed dog helping people! (Does it get any better?!)
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The District Attorney's office in Staten Island, New York, is certainly on the right track. Like us, they have seen the benefits that mixed-breed dogs can bring to those suffering less than ideal circumstances. With a wet nose and a furry paw, this labrador-retriever therapy dog trained at the non-profit Canine Companions for Independence, is helping crime victims through the legal process and reminding them of the joy in life. Click to watch the video, and read the full article here.