Roundup 58: Favorite Dog Articles & Videos of the Week
From the question of whether dogs have a sense of self to new findings suggesting that short nosed dogs make better guard dogs, here’s my favorite dog articles of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
What Does a Dog See in a Mirror?
Interesting look at the standard test of what animals see when looking in the mirror as it applies to their sense of self. Brings up the excellent point that perhaps our view of this test fails to incorporate how different animals sense the world around them.
Mental Management for Dog Sports & Life in General
This sounds like a wonderful seminar that helps teach us how our own behavior effects our dogs. I believe this knowledge is not only useful for dog sports, but beneficial in all dog training and when introducing our dogs to new situations.
Safety & Other Illusions
Fascinating look at how we try to balance safety, fear and the freedom of letting our dogs off leash once in a while.
Do Dogs Dream?
It’s hard for any of us to imagine that dogs don’t dream, but the actual science behind it is fairly limited. But some experts believe that we can take the knowledge we know about dreams in humans and rats and apply it to dogs.
Advice & Tidbits Before Bringing a Second Dog Home
Lovely mix of humor & practical advice on what to expect when getting a second dog.
Snub-Nosed Dogs More Affectionate, Better Guard Dogs
Recent research has found that the shape of a dogs skull may help predict certain behaviors. This study found that short nosed dogs seemed to be more affectionate & that they were more likely to demonstrate characteristics of what we consider good guard dog behavior.
Favorite Dog Videos of the Week
What kind of dog do you have?
Simple way to play “ice hockey” in the kitchen 🙂
I laughed way too hard at this…