My dog, Darwin, is one of the most laid back dogs I’ve ever known. With the exception of tracking (he is mostly beagle), he doesn’t generally get excited about anything. That includes food, toys and people or other dogs. He appears to like all of these things and will eat, play and greet others when… Continue reading A Changed Dog: Musings on the importance of enrichment in dogs
What does it take to make your dog happy? For one thing, lots of free treats, right? Maybe not. A recent study by Swedish researchers looked at how dogs react to getting “free”, unpredictable rewards versus working to earn predictable rewards. The Study The researchers trained beagles in the experimental group to use three distinct… Continue reading How do we make our dogs happy?
Does your dog get upset when you pay attention to someone else? Have you ever talked about your dog being jealous or wondered what’s going on in his head? A recent study on jealousy in dogs may offer some answers. The study was conducted by scientists at the University of California, San Diego, and published… Continue reading Do Dogs Experience Jealousy?