Roundup 64: Favorite Dog Articles & Videos of the Week
From a new way to view “problem” behaviors in dogs to how goats & dogs use human gazes for information, here’s some of my favorite dog articles of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
Love the Dog, Not the Outcome
Intriguing look at how being so invested in our dogs can potentially lead us focus on just fixing problems, rather than questioning whether their behaviors are problems at all to begin with.
Why You Shouldn’t Feed Prescription Dog Food
Great post about the subject of receiving unsolicited advice on a personal matter. If you don’t know the whole story feel free to ask questions, but please don’t assume you always know what’s best for someone else or their pet.
The Most Feared Dogs May Also be the Most Misunderstood
A look at the many misconceptions we have about Pit Bulls, and how we’ve managed to make such a popular breed become so demonized over the years.
Dog Intelligence: Dr. Brian Hare on DogSmarts
Canine cognitive science has come a long way over the past 15 years. Here’s an interview with Dr. Brian Hare on what we’ve learned about dog intelligence and how nurturing their minds is an important aspect of the human-dog relationship.
Understanding Pet Food Labels
Do you know the difference between bone meal & animal by-product meal? If not bookmark this post for a handy checklist to refer back to when researching a new pet food. It goes over all those confusing terms, like all the various by-products, that pet food labels use.
Is a (Relatively) Leash Less Life a Key to Well Adjusted Dogs?
Interesting observations on European dogs and the less formal view they might have on training. And poses the question as to whether or not us humans are at least partly to blame for a lot of the reactive behaviors we see here in the states.
The Surprising, Adorable Thing That Goats & Puppies Have in Common
New research suggests that domestication has led to animals being able to understand & use human gazes for information. Previously dogs & horses were the only animals in which this behavior was observed, and now we can add goats to that list.
Favorite Dog Videos of the Week
Such a beautiful story.
I don’t know if it gets any sweeter than this…