Author Archives: Julie Hecht

You, You and You! Everyone’s Invited to a Free, Live-Streaming, Dog Conference #SPARCS18

It’s time to meet The Real Dog

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What a Dog Geneticist Wants You to Know about Dog Genetics

What dog lovers get right, and wrong, about dog genetics

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New Research Questions "Pawedness" in Dogs

Dogs don’t show consistent paw preference across tasks

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I’m Here for the Balls

Researchers use balls to study dog minds

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The Hidden Dogs of Dog Cloning

It takes numerous dogs to clone one, raising animal welfare issues

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Robot Dogs May Be Creepy, but Real Dogs Don’t Fear Technology

Touch screens may offer dogs mental stimulation 

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Okay, So Some Dogs Eat Poop

Study provides new information about what’s going on

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2018 Dog Preview

An insider’s look at dogs in the new year

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When We’re Angry, Dogs Get the Feels

How do dogs feel when they see our different emotions?

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How Much Are Dogs Influenced by Local Culture?

Is a dog here like a dog there? 

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The Domestic Dog is the book we’ve been waiting for since 1995

Featuring two decades of new evidence on dog evolution, behavior, training, and human interaction

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Do Dogs Know Themselves?

The classic self-recognition test gets a makeover for dogs, using smell not sight

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Studies Find Much to Measure in Dog Faces

Dog facial expressions can be measured, and there’s more than one way to do it

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Good (and Bad) Ways to Help a Dog Afraid of Fireworks

You are more important than you think 

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When Pets Hear, "It’s Your Choice"

The latest and greatest in pet care. And it’s free

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The World According to Dogs

Scientific findings uncover what our best friends know, why they do what they do and how to keep them happy

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When Dogs Hear a Growl, They Know What to Do

Why growls matter for people and dogs

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Pets Can Build Community

“You like dogs? I like dogs too!” But what does that lead to?

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Need Help with Portion Control? Don’t Ask a Dog for Help

Dogs are not tripped up by the Delboeuf illusion, but we are

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Four Must-See Short Films for Dog Lovers

Dogs inspire, educate, and tickle our funny bones  

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When Eating, Less Can Be More

Companion dogs remind us that more is not always more

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Hot Dogs Offer Window into Dog Emotions

Nothing spooky here

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Hot Dogs Offer Window into Dog Emotions

Nothing spooky here

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Being a Dog Celebrates All Sniffers

Noses are a cavernous wealth of knowledge. Take a trip inside

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Behind the Scenes: How a Dog Learned Over a Thousand Words [Videos]

Here are the ingredients

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A Simple Test Unlocks the Dog’s Nose

Dogs have great sniffers, but they’re not all the same

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Dogs Process Language Like Us, but What Do They Understand?

Does your dog really, truly understand you?

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The Common Wisdom about Dog Nipples Is Wrong

Young mammals need to eat, and there’s not one way to do it

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What 5 Liters of Spit Can Reveal about Dog Welfare

Researchers take a much needed look at salivary cortisol in dogs

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Tail Docking and Ear Cropping Affect Dogs, and Not Just Physically

Study finds these elective surgeries influence perceptions of dog personality

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