Wonderdog by Jules Howard review – are we taming dogs, or are they taming us?

Wonderdog by Jules Howard review – are we taming dogs, or are they taming us?

While Howard includes these moments of playful humility on behalf of earlier science, his message is profound, though he insists that it’s “straightforward”: “It is simply that the more compassionate we have become in our explorations into the minds of dogs, the more intelligent they have shown us to be.

A dog's personality isn't determined by their breed

A dog's personality isn't determined by their breed

Researchers found breed explained only around 9% of the variation in how a dog behaved (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)While the team found ancestry can affect behaviour to an extent, it’s much less than many might think.

Dogs ‘feel grief and mourn when other pets die’

Dogs ‘feel grief and mourn when other pets die’

(Picture: Unsplash)According to the dog owners’ answers, the surviving dog after the death of the companion dog, changed both in terms of activities and emotions with the dogs showed altered playing, sleeping and eating habits.

Man's best friend grieves for months when other dogs die

Man's best friend grieves for months when other dogs die

Dr Federica Pirrone, an author of the study, said: "Dog owners reported several statistically significant changes in the surviving dog after the death of the companion dog, both in terms of activities and emotions.

Joy as 'Britain's loneliest dog' finds home after more than 500 days waiting

Joy as 'Britain's loneliest dog' finds home after more than 500 days waiting

(Image: RSPCA)Buddy’s new owners got in touch with the RSPCA last month after hearing his appeal on the BBC.Mr Cook said there had been a lot of interest in Buddy since the appeal was launched last month.

Dog who's been with the RSPCA for 500 days in desperate need of a home

Dog who's been with the RSPCA for 500 days in desperate need of a home

This life will need to be free from confrontation, other dogs and other identified stressors.The RSPCA website lists Buddy as needing a rural home, and he’ll ‘need to be free from confrontation, other dogs and other identified stressors.’.

Expert tips to stop your dog from pulling on the lead

Expert tips to stop your dog from pulling on the lead

‘As always, if the general guidance isn’t helping, there might be another reason your dog is pulling a lot on the lead – then we recommend getting in touch with an accredited animal behaviourist such as a member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.’.

Medium Breed: Dachshund Dog

Medium Breed: Dachshund Dog

Other behaviours associated with hunting include barking and scratching in the bottom or digging, which might be minimized when the dog has an okay place for digging such as a sandbox or mulch bed.The Dachshund requires moderate exercise.Maximum Life Expectancy.

What to do if your dog guards their food – tips from the experts

What to do if your dog guards their food – tips from the experts

He adds: ‘An accredited animal behaviourist will help create a reward-based training plan that is tailored to the individual dog, and suitable for their owners to carry out.If you do notice guarding behaviour, Dr Samantha says it’s important not to punish your dog for it, because ‘this will only make the problem worse’.

Tragedy as dad-of-five mauled to death by dog at kennels

Tragedy as dad-of-five mauled to death by dog at kennels

Adam Watts helped care for dangerous dogs seized by police, charities said (Picture: Paul Reid)Tributes have poured in for a ‘hero’ father-of-five killed by a dog at his animal rescue centre.The tragedy struck at the kennels near Dundee where Adam rehomed dogs (Picture: Paul Reid)‘Adam died doing what he loved.

The inner lives of dogs: what our canine friends really think about love, lust and laughter

The inner lives of dogs: what our canine friends really think about love, lust and laughter

This is mainly developmental – a young dog will experience distress in the moment: “I’m on my own and I don’t like it.” As it gets older, Firth says, “it will start to worry that it’s going to have that horrible feeling – worry about worrying, which is essentially what anxiety is.

Will our pets suffer when we go back to work? We ask the expert

Will our pets suffer when we go back to work? We ask the expert

As I was leaving for work the other day, I saw my cat staring at me intensely from the window.We’re seeing people come to us saying their cat, dog or rabbit isn’t fitting in with their lifestyle or they’re having issues, so they want to rehome.

Gadgets for cats and dogs: 6 best wearable pet tech and innovative toys

Gadgets for cats and dogs: 6 best wearable pet tech and innovative toys

It comes from a three-year study conducted by Mars Petcare veterinarians, researchers and scientists, who studied more than 5,000 videos from 2,500 dogs submitted by owners (more than 11 million days of pets playing), to understand what various behaviour changes – and eventual vet appointments – added up to.

‘Genius dogs’ can learn names of more than 100 toys, study finds

‘Genius dogs’ can learn names of more than 100 toys, study finds

“These gifted dogs can learn new names of toys in a remarkable speed,” said Dr Claudia Fugazza at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, who led the research team.

Pets: Demand for dog trainers rises as pawrents seek help for their pandemic pups

Pets: Demand for dog trainers rises as pawrents seek help for their pandemic pups

It’s no surprise then that canine behaviourists and trainers across the country are flooded with calls to sort out issues related to socialising, separation anxiety, loneliness and aggression in pets.

How to deal with separation anxiety in pets

How to deal with separation anxiety in pets

The Sharma family adopted a puppy last year and in the last few months the family has spent hours of quality time with their pet.News in Brief See All. My COVID Story: I experienced fatigue and joint pain the second day of vaccination.

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Dr Samantha Gaines was speaking after a dog attack caused the death of Freddie Mercury the Thames seal this week.As we come out of lockdown, new owners must expose their dogs slowly to new things, the RSPCA said.Freddie the Thames seal put down by vets after dog attack.

Electric shock dog collar videos on YouTube draw fierce criticism

Electric shock dog collar videos on YouTube draw fierce criticism

‘It takes two minutes for someone to watch a short video on YouTube and purchase a shock collar with no knowledge of how to use them,’ said Ryan Neile, head of behaviour at Blue Cross.

Sit! Stay! Get off my Zoom call! How to work from home – when your pet won’t let you

Sit! Stay! Get off my Zoom call! How to work from home – when your pet won’t let you

“For those working from home on a longer-term basis, it’s especially important for a dog to learn to relax, lie down and have time on their own when you’re busy on phone calls or video meetings.”.

'Sad' dog who hasn't had any adoption interest seeks a forever home

'Sad' dog who hasn't had any adoption interest seeks a forever home

The pup is eagerly awaiting an email from someone, anyone, to adopt him (Picture: Animal Rescue Cumbria)Do you have the space and love to take in a dog looking for a forever home?