Posts Categorized: Pet Studies

Do You Use Baby Talk With Your Dog?

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Do you think your dog likes hearing baby talk from you? Do you enjoy having that special communication style? Are you as surprised as I am by French researchers telling us we’re wasting our time on doggy baby talk?! I read a fun article on Gizmo recently about a scientific study in France that showed […]

Like Presidents, Dogs May Go Gray When Stressed

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A new study, co-authored by author and scientist Temple Grandin and published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science explores whether anxiety and impulsiveness may contribute to premature graying in dogs. The research focused on a sample of 400 dogs, age 1 to 4 years old, found at dog parks and vet clinics, among other […]

What Kind of Music Does Your Dog Like?

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  Research has shown that different types of music effect people differently: grunge music is associated with sadness and fatigue, while classical music tends to reduce stress. But how do dogs respond to music? Research published in Psychology Today magazine illustrated how music influences the emotions of dogs. One study suggests that heavy metal agitated […]