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We are one week away from moving our clocks back an hour to go onto daylight savings time. In this column, I write about the impacts on our dogs of changing clocks and how you can help the transition.
A study published in Scientific Reports compared dogs’ spontaneous reactions to intentional and unintentional human behavior and found that dogs reacted differently depending on the condition.
Last week, another review report (it's #3) into the greyhound racing industry in NZ was released. In this post, I highlight some of the key findings and conclusions. If you are interested in animal welfare in this country, please read!
This month's quote comes from author Steven Rowley.
This column from the website money.co.uk uses statistics gained from social media to rank dog breeds that are the most destructive. Studies like this use skewed statistics - because if the Labrador is the most popular breed of dog, chances are they are more likely to have a greater number of insurance claims.
Researchers call it "reciprocal altruism" but from this particular study, it doesn't look like dogs will return favours. I'm sure Lassie would disagree.
A day off is precious - to get things done and for spending quality time with Izzy
It may be the depths of winter now, but it is time to start planning for spring and the gardening season. This month's column in NZ Dog World provides dog-friendly gardening tips.
Those of us who have worked with shelter dogs will find this as no surprise - but now there's scientific data to show that dogs are stressed and restless when housed in the shelter environment.
The quote for the month of August is from Charles Darwin
I've been blogging since 2010 about a range of dog issues. I particularly like sharing the latest research news and I always share a Doggy Quote of the Month