Can dogs rapidly learn words?

IMAGE: The Family Dog Project research team is investigating on these exceptionally talented dogs view more  Credit: Photo by Claudia Fugazza A new study found that talented dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four times. While preliminary evidence seems to show that most dogs do not learn words (i.e. names of objects), unless […]

Study highlights factors that predict success for treating canine behavioral disorders

IMAGE: Canine behavioral medicine view more  Credit: L. Powell There is a saying that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. When it comes to canine behavioral problems, age is only one factor that can predict how well a pet may respond to clinical intervention. In a paper published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, researchers provide […]

From puppyhood to senior age: Different personality traits age differently

IMAGE: Reasercers investigated the personality of 217 Border collies across a wide age range (from 6 months to 15 years) view more  Credit: Photo: Kubinyi Dogs’ personality changes over time, but these changes occur unevenly during the dogs’ life, and each trait follows a distinct age trajectory, according to a study published in Scientific Reports by […]