TEN lucky people will be paid to look at pictures of dogs to test whether they can alleviate stress levels.Each candidate will be paid £20 an hour to wear a heart rate monitor and look at pictures of dogs as they go about their day, except taking hourly breaks to look at a series of pre-prepared dog images.
(Picture: Getty Images)The research also used to ratio to try and find the world’s cutest pets overall, and found that cats were technically the closest to adhering to it.To determine these results, used the average percentage adherence to the golden ratio across the same 100 most popular breeds.
“I’ve always had a crazy entrepreneurial mind,” he says, “and I’m a third-generation trainer and I’ve worked with dogs for more than 20 years, but I never put two and two together until that morning.”.
Add to this the growing availability of pet supplies online (the sector saw 11.3% percent growth for online sales in 2019 alone) plus the opportunity to connect with veterinarians and other professionals remotely via telehealth and other online options; the industry was well-positioned to take advantage of the COVID-19-induced circumstances.
The product of seven years of research, Relax My Dog's program has been found to help 87 percent of dogs relax and feel more comfortable while their owner is away, the company says.
Three adorable puppies were cruelly dumped in an alleyway in freezing temperatures just before Christmas (Image: DOGS TRUST) The French Bulldog puppies were left in a crate without food, water or a blanket (Image: DOGS TRUST)“Unfortunately, they are being treated for a very uncomfortable skin condition which will have been developing for some time before they were abandoned, but we are hopeful they will make a full recovery.
Bonfire Night 2019: Turn up the TV or music to help drown out the bangs (Image: GETTY)Gemma Cunningham, Campaign and Communications Manager at pet supplement manufacturers Lintbells, said: “Many dog owners are calling for a change around firework laws, with over 60 percent calling for an outright ban on unlicensed fireworks, according to the study we conducted, with 96 percent believing that the laws around fireworks should be changed.
After accounting for factors such as age, other health issues, marital status, the presence of children in the home and income, the researchers found that heart attack survivors who lived alone had a 33 percent lower risk of death in the year after their heart attack if they had a dog, compared with non-dog owners.
French bulldogs have become the UK's top dogs over the past decade but more need rescuing (Image: GETTY) RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said today: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and dachshunds.
DogKind poster released with campaign (Image: RSPCA) A quarter of owners went on to confess their working hours make it difficult for them to care for their dog as “they would like” while one in five admitted witnessing signs associated with separation related behaviour.
Other connected pet products mirror technology first created for humans, Whistle, for example, is a Fitbit-like tracker used to locate your pet and measure their exercise and activity level.
Campaigners say this can disrupt a dog’s sensitive sense of smell, while other collars emit sounds which are painful for animals.Using electric collars on animals will be banned (Image: PA)The RSPCA’s dog welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines applauded the government’s move to ban shock collars.Dr Gaines said: “These cruel collars have been illegal in Wales since 2010 and we've long been calling for them to be outlawed in England too.