canine cognition

How a break-up can affect your pet

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According to the Office of National Statistics around 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce.  With an estimated 12 million (46% of) households owning pets, it’s likely that a number of these animals will be impacted when a relationship breaks-down.  Of all the species, John Wright, a Professor of Psychology at Mercer […]

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Dog’s memory – more important than smell

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A new study from Duke University’s Canine Cognition Centre suggests that memory may be more important than smell when dogs are trying to find a hidden treat.  The team used data from more than 500 dog owners around the world via their online website – Dognition, the brainchild of Dr Brian Hare.  The scientists wanted […]

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Statistics show dog bites are on the increase

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The latest Hospital Episode Statistics released this week, has shown an increase in the number of people being admitted for dog bites in England.  The figures correlate with data from the USA, where 70% of bites happen to children under the age of 10 – most being boys between the age of 5 to 9 […]

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