How Detection Dogs Help Wildlife Rangers Curb Crime in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
Specially trained canines, with their outsized capacity to sniff out even well-hidden people and objects, are helping rangers at several major reserves to do their jobs better.
My Demons and My Dog and This Anxiety and That Noise
Anxiety is clearest when it’s loud—and most dangerous when it’s quiet.
Pets Help Us to Build Communities One Friend at a Time
Even indoor pets help us get to know other people, according to new research in four cities across the U.S. and Australia.
The Chemical Feedback Loop That Makes You Love Your Dog
It makes your canine love you too.
The Beethoven Effect: Movies Drive Our Preference for Different Dog Breeds
Recent research compared American Kennel Club registrations with the release date of 100 movies that have prominent dog characters.
Can Animal-Assisted Therapy Be Used to Help At-Risk Boys?
If existing behavioral programs aren’t working, can therapeutic sessions with a dog help kids who have problems at school?
Bringing a Therapy Dog Into a Children's Hospital Might Be a Bad Idea
Despite the popularity of animal therapy in American pediatric hospitals, a new research review reveals that there's little support for its health benefits.
Who Loves His Master? Brain Scans Provide Clues to a Dog's Inner Life
New research suggests a region of a canine brain that is associated with rewards is uniquely activated by the scent of a familiar human.
The Tragedy of America's Dog: The Vilification of the Pit Bull
A brief history of the vilification of the pit bull.