Roundup 79: Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
From why street dogs might be the truest breed of the world to a simple way you can help scientists figure out what’s behind the lifelong relationships we form with our 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
Only Street Dogs Are Real Dogs | Nautilus
In depth article regarding natural selection, and why what we often refer to as street dogs, strays & mongrels are much more than just discarded pets – they’re a species that has managed to adapt well given their surroundings & conditions.
Is Your Dog’s Halloween Costume Sexist | The Washington Post
I’ll admit this is a subject that never even crossed my mind until reading this article. It does beg the question – why do use male & female labels for dog costumes? Many profession themed dog costumes (firefighter & police officer) are automatically labeled as being for male dogs, while many of ones labeled for female dogs are tutus, french maids & pink cowgirls?
The Unfair Necessity of Euthanizing an Aggressive Dog | Dr. Andy Roark
This may not be the most uplifting of posts but for me it’s an honest look at serious cases of aggression in dogs, and why there isn’t always an easy solution.
Teaching Your Dog the Place Command | My Dog Likes
One of the most convenient things I’ve taught my dog is to ‘go to your place.’ If you don’t want to stumble over your dog when cooking teaching them to wait on their bed or mat (whatever you choose) is awesome. And be sure to check out the awesome trick or treat giveaway – tons of great prizes and it’s open for another 8 days.
Why Montreal’s Pit Bull Ban Won’t Reduce Bites | Positively
A look at the recent ban Montreal placed on Pit Bulls, and why these knee-jerk reaction breed specific laws don’t actually help reduce the number of dog bites.
What’s Behind Our Lasting Relationship With Dogs? | Do You Believe in Dog?
Trying to understand why some dogs are relinquished to shelters while others remain in one home forever is something researchers have been working on for years. If you’d like to help them find these answers you can take a simple, 10-20 minute survey. It’s open to dog owners worldwide who have had their dog for 3 years or more.
We are currently recruiting people who have owned their dog(s) for at least three years to take part in a study we are conducting to examine factors that affect the success of dog placements. In order to do this we have developed a set of game-like tests for dog assessment, and we are looking for dog owners who would be willing to contribute to science by assessing their dog(s)