Luke’s home adjustments

When working with Luke at his home, I found that he was at risk of injury and damage to his joints because he was jumping off and onto the family's deck. This blog shows you how the problem was solved, making an even safer set of stairs for the humans in the household, too.

Insurance and your dog

In the April edition of NZ Dog World, I discuss general insurance (home and contents) and the types of claims that result from damage by your pets.

Dogs Act Jealously Even When They Don’t See Their Rival

Researchers at the University of Auckland have been studying jealousy in dogs. In this research, dogs will exhibit signs of jealousy even when they can't see the object/dog that their human is giving attention to.

Mike’s winning story

Mike won the Olive & Mabel book competition. I've shared his winning entry, and photo of dogs Mate and Star, on my blog

Doggy quote of the month for April

The quote for April is from Rick Springfield, one of my favourite musicians and a long-time sufferer of depression....

Sniffing in the name of science

In almost 90% of cases, the dogs worked much more effectively than other detection methods.

Dogs play together to please us humans suggests new study

New research published by a Monmouth University scientist suggests our dogs base their playful behaviors on what they believe their owners expect of them.One thing the study doesn’t do is definitively say that dogs are only playing with each other if they think it makes their owners happy.

“If you look back at the research on play, it’s pretty well regarded that dog-dog play is a self-rewarding behavior,” she said.

Do Dogs Increase Your Attractiveness and Matches on Dating Apps?

A survey of 600 U.S.-based singles has found that 70% of respondents overall, and 72% of millennials think having a dog in their profile photos helps them get more matches, while 63% of respondents are more tempted to match with someone who has a dog in their profile. More respondents who are dog owners would rather quarantine with their dogs (55%) over a romantic partner (45%).

Dog’s body size and shape could indicate a greater bone tumor risk

A research team at the University of Bristol has confirmed that larger breeds, such as Rottweiler, Great Dane and Rhodesian Ridgeback, have a greater risk of osteosarcoma than smaller breeds. The research has also shown that breeds with shorter skulls and legs have lower osteosarcoma risk.

Dog friendly = people friendly

In my latest blog, I discuss working from home and pet-friendly workplaces - I endorse both.

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Doggy Mom
The blog about everything dog

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