Article originally published on CrazyGurl & is offered here with their permission… HOUSTON — Jonathan Martinez was standing near an empty cage at the municipal animal shelter here looking dejected. A 25-year-old accountant, he was getting married soon and he and his fiancée wanted to make a dog a part of their new life together. […]
This article is brought to us by Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University & is published on their behalf… As you’re on this website right now, we can assume that you love pets and likely have a special dog or cat (or many) in your life. We love them, too! And not only […]
We didn’t set out to adopt a dog with behavior problems. In fact, I had been pretty emphatic that I wanted an “easy” dog — my last dog, Lee, had been scared of kids and also somewhat leash-aggressive — and buying a dog from a breeder wasn’t an option. Part of Beau’s appeal was how calm he had seemed when we first met him. It wasn’t that we couldn’t train a difficult dog; it was more that I wanted to give ourselves a break and acknowledge our own limitations.
Article originally appeared on ScienceMag in 2019… American Kennel Club descriptions of dog breeds can read like online dating profiles: The border collie is a workaholic; the German shepherd will put its life on the line for loved ones. Now, in the most comprehensive study of its kind to date, scientists have shown that such […]