Does your dog really understand you?

Does your dog really understand you?

The dogs may show greater brain activity in response to a new word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so, the researchers suggested."Dogs ultimately want to please their owners, and perhaps also receive praise or food," said study senior author and neuroscientist Gregory Berns.

Dogs born in summer at greater risk for heart disease

Dogs born in summer at greater risk for heart disease

Dogs born in the summer are at higher risk for heart disease than pups born at other times of the year, according to new research.Environment probably a factorScientists think exposure to outdoor air pollution may be to blame.

Dogs can recognise liars

Dogs can recognise liars

The experiment also showed that dogs don’t like it if people are rude to their owners or treat their owners badly. As most pet owners say, “we don’t trust someone if our dog doesn’t”.

Owning a dog will help you find love

Owning a dog will help you find love

New figures suggests that dog owners are far more likely to meet new people, be asked on a date, and find love than those without a furry friend.

It turns out dogs sort of understand what we’re saying

It turns out dogs sort of understand what we’re saying

The researchers say the dogs may show greater neural activation to a novel word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so.

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

The proceeds help animals in need (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images) Now the organisers are searching for the hottest firefighters in the world (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images)Following the global success of the project, the organisers are now looking to globalise their search for sexy firefighters.

Sorry, but your dog just isn’t that clever

Sorry, but your dog just isn’t that clever

There were also various other tasks looked at in the journal of Learning & Behaviour, such as releasing food with a string and being able to recognise human faces.

Police Dog Rescues 7 Year Old Girl from a Freezing Snow Hole

Police Dog Rescues 7 Year Old Girl from a Freezing Snow Hole

He told The Siberian Times, “There were several groups, I was the head of one group, there was a trained dog in our group [Rising Star Britney].” The group also included Rising Star Britney’s trainer, Oksana Khabarovsk, and Liza’s grandmother.

Pets across the UK are ‘lonely, overweight and stressed’, says new report

Pets across the UK are ‘lonely, overweight and stressed’, says new report

A report from the veterinary charity PDSA revealed that 24 per cent of British pet owners carried out no preparatory work ahead of bringing an animal into their home, a figure equating to 5.2 million people.

Police dog who killed OAP was “in fight mode”

Police dog who killed OAP was “in fight mode”

Police dog who killed OAP was “in fight mode” A SEVEN-stone police Alsatian was in “fight mode” when it savagely attacked and killed an innocent 73-year-old grandmother during a drug search, his handler told an inquest.

Dog news: Killer dog bowl warning after DEADLY bugs discovered in scientific study

Dog news: Killer dog bowl warning after DEADLY bugs discovered in scientific study

Dog news: Killer dog bowl warning after DEADLY bugs discovered in scientific study DEADLY bugs have been found lurking in dog drinking bowls.

Test-tube lion cubs raise hope for big cats’ survival

Test-tube lion cubs raise hope for big cats’ survival

The owner of Ukutula Game Reserve & Conservation Centre Willi Jacobs, 60, said: “They are both absolutely perfect cubs in every way."They are happy, healthy and playful – and leading us a merry dance."We decided to honour the researcher Isabella by naming the female cub after her and the male after her fiance Victor.”

A TV Channel for Dogs -- Yes, Really -- Just Got Some Wagging Validation

A TV Channel for Dogs -- Yes, Really -- Just Got Some Wagging Validation

“After finishing three years [of research], we felt confident that we knew what dogs need, what they like, that we could create content,” Levi says.

Ellen DeGeneres hand-feeds giraffes in Africa at Giraffe Manor

Ellen DeGeneres hand-feeds giraffes in Africa at Giraffe Manor

De Rossi gave DeGeneres a wonderful 60th birthday present in February: the pair will be building the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda as a center for education, tourism and scientific research.

Over a third of people prefer their pets to their partner, study finds

Over a third of people prefer their pets to their partner, study finds

And although adults spend more quality time with their partners during the average day – around 20 minutes longer than with their pet - a third admit to missing their cat or dog so much more than their other half when they’re away from them.

Dogs could help you get a date and make you look more attractive, research finds

Dogs could help you get a date and make you look more attractive, research finds

They flock to Donut – “a particularly cute dog,” he says – and he often finds himself surrounded by a gaggle of young women who want to know how old she is (4), if he raised her from a puppy (yes) and if they can pet her (sure).

Cat owners have to stop their pets getting into trouble 1,350 times a year

Cat owners have to stop their pets getting into trouble 1,350 times a year

Amid this, 80 per cent consider their cats to be mischievous, with more owners from the South West calling their pet playful than any other region in the UK.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs

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Who’s a good boy?

Who’s a good boy?

A study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior says that it’s not just dogs which imitate human behaviour – cats do the same.

Finding a Lost Pet

Finding a Lost Pet

If there are no shelters close to your home, contact the police.Tell Your Social Media NetworksSend an email about your lost pet to local friends, colleagues and family members and ask them to pass on the information to anyone they can.

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