Year: 2013

  • How Volunteering With Animals Will Help You Live Longer

    Volunteering with animals is a great way to make a difference and give something back, but it doesn’t stop there! Turns out, thanks to a new study linking volunteering to longevity, there may be more reasons to muck in at one of your local animal shelters. So apart from feeling all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that […]

  • How Dogs Love us

    Do our dogs love us?  It’s a question all dog owners say they know the answer to, but Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns is trying to prove it by training dogs to get in an MRI & scanning their brains. His findings are coming out in his new book How Dogs Love Us. For more […]

  • SPARCS Inaugural Conference 2013

    SPARCS 2013: 3-Day International Conference on Dog Behavior Topics: Origins in the Wild, Social Behavior & Emotions, Cognitive Behavior & Development The Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science (SPARCS) inaugural event was fantastic, with free online streaming of three days of amazing presentations from world leading scientists. All presentations are now available online free to members that […]

  • World Animal Day

    World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species.  Oct 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. “If there is to be any redemption […]

  • First Ever UK Dementia Dogs Start Work Helping Owners

    Two specially-trained dogs have become the first assistance dogs in the UK to help people with dementia. Kaspa and Oscar are part of a project to investigate how a dog may bring benefits to people with early-stage dementia. The project, which was generated by students at Glasgow School of Art’s (GSA) Product Design department, then […]

  • From Pound Puppy to Whale Watcher: How a Black Lab Helps Scientists Track Orcas

    Back in 2008, Tucker the black Lab was just another canine resident at SnoLine Kennels in Arlington, Wash. – until he caught the eye of Sam Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology and the Conservation Canines at the University of Washington. “Tucker was everything we were looking for in a dog,” says Katherine Ayres, lead author […]

  • Free Phone App: ‘Where to Go’ for your Dog at Airports

    Phone App: “Where to Go” – a directory of airport animal relief areas “Where to Go” is a free app for the iPhone and Android phones, which helps you and your dog find “where to go” in airports across the U.S. Airport animal relief areas can be difficult to locate -but Where to Go overcomes that challenge. Just click and […]

  • Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin

    Announcing the new open access, online, peer-reviewed Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin(HAIB), devoted to the dissemination of research in the field of the interaction between non-human animals and their human counterparts.  The mission of the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin  is to bring together researchers, academicians, clinicians/practitioners, and scholarly students working in different areas for the advancement of the human-animal interaction […]