We might all assume that our dogs are very intelligent creatures, but have we been wrong to assume? In a recent study published in the journal Learning & Behaviour, an analysis of 300 scientific papers into dog intelligence was undertaken by Professor Stephen Lea of the University of Exeter and Dr Britta Osthaus of Canterbury
It's well known that dogs have excellent hearing abilities but why do some breeds seem to be better at it than others? First of all, what do we mean by 'intelligent hearing'? Imagine you are travelling home on a crowded train. The carriage you are seated in is full and other passengers are in conversation
If only dogs could talk. Let's be honest. Most of us have made that statement when we are trying to find out what our dogs are thinking or how they're feeling. However, dogs are different from humans because they don't really care about making us understand them better. As far as dogs are concerned, we
Those of us lucky enough to have a Lhasa Apso in our lives, know that these beautiful dogs make ideal family pets. Lhasas are gentle and loving animals who will devote themselves to their family. However, they do have one slight flaw in an otherwise perfect character. This particular flaw is a seriously stubborn streak.
Lately, I have become very interested in the reasons some dogs become agitated when animals appear on the TV screen. However, it is a complex subject and requires careful thought. After all, the barking can be difficult when you are having a quiet night in watching a TV programme that…