Tag Archives: dog research

Can Your Puppy Follow Your Voice to Food?

Posted on: May 13, 2014 - No Comments

While past studies have shown that a dog is able to follow a pointed finger or a person's gaze in order to find food, new research is showing that their abilities don't stop there. The research shows that dogs, particularly puppies, are adept in following the direction of a person's voice in order to find Read More

Do Dogs Understand the Concept of “Less is More”?

Posted on: April 9, 2014 - No Comments

Those of us with ravenous, perpetually hungry dogs might find it hard to believe that dogs could understand the concept of "less is more" as it pertains to food, but new research is showing just that. Researchers at the University of Kentucky wanted to see if hungry dogs chose the option that led to more Read More

Does Your Dog Point North When Pooping?

Posted on: January 30, 2014 - No Comments

If you find yourself in need of a compass, you may not need to look further than your dog. Years of research by German and Czech scientists has shown that when dogs defecate, they tend to align themselves along a north-south axis, and they prefer to face north. Although this might seem like a unique Read More

Can Your Dog Recognize a Picture of Your Face?

Posted on: January 9, 2014 - No Comments

We know that dogs are incredibly attuned to us and that they study our face and body language constantly. But new research shows that a dog's connection to its owner may be more powerful and complex than originally thought. A new study out of Finland tested dogs to see if they could recognize an image Read More

Head Tilting: Why Does My Dog Do That?

Posted on: December 18, 2013 - 49 Comments

We've all seen the adorable head tilt that dogs do when we talk to them. The way they cock their head to the side makes it seem almost as though they are trying to understand the meaning of the words we're speaking to them. It's cute and endearing, but is it even more than that? Read More