Dog personalities change depending on how you treat them

Dog personalities change depending on how you treat them

Like owner, like dog (Picture: Getty) ‘When humans go through big changes in life, their personality traits can change,’ explained lead author William Chopik. ‘There are a lot of things we can do with dogs – like obedience classes and training – that we can’t do with people.

Dogs' personalities change over time just like humans

Dogs' personalities change over time just like humans

Exposure to obedience classes to dogs and training were associated with more positive personality traits across the dog's lifespan, Chopik suggested. The findings showed that dogs and owners share specific personality traits indicating that extroverted humans rated their dogs as more excitable and active.

Feline body language

Feline body language

Cats have a wide range of emotions – happy, sad, angry, hungry, afraid, relieved, relaxed, sleepy, frustrated, friendly, doubtful... If accompanied by gentle, forward pointed ears and gentle eyes, this is a cat which wants to play.

Why won’t landlords allow renters to have pets?

Why won’t landlords allow renters to have pets?

Of the 1,261 landlords surveyed, 69% said they don’t allow pets in their properties, with the majority worried about the smell or damage a pet might cause. We need to work towards a solution that benefits renters and makes landlords feel comfortable renting property to pets and their owners.

How National Geographic filmmakers bring safari life to Americans

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How National Geographic filmmakers bring safari life to Americans copied! For our ongoing TODAY in the Wild series, NBC’s Keir Simmons and National Geographic filmmakers have been tracking the big cats of Africa, and how humans and climate change impact their world. Read More

Austin Floods Force Shelter Animals to Evacuate: City Rallies in Support

Austin Floods Force Shelter Animals to Evacuate: City Rallies in Support

City officials are now asking people to take in any lost dogs or cats and keep them safe until the AAC is open. Thank you as well to everyone who came out and adopted, reclaimed and picked up foster pets today.

Puppies: Puppies sold ‘wholesale’ online, thanks to loophole in law

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Yes, your pet dog too can get depressed

The otherwise happy Charlie, lost interest in everything—his eating habits changed, he hardly bothered to go out for a walk and looked forlorn most of the times. Just like humans, the eating habits of dogs change when they get depressed.