Sunday, April 21, 2019

A service dog picks out his own birthday present

Service dog picks out his birthday present

Dog vs Tail

Dog catches his tail and doesn’t know what to do afterwards from r/funny

For the love of pups

Guy creates social media project to save dogs and has raised over a half million dollars

"In 2017, Nelson committed to consistently sharing canine-related crowdfunding goals. To date, he has helped 88 different campaigns meet their goals, raising over $552,000 in donations."


Saturday, April 20, 2019

"My very own Pupper!!!"

Dog is excited to get a puppy from r/aww

Dogs do not drive cars ... yet

But as passengers, they do need car seats

...and a harness.

"Ellis recommends the Sleepypod Clickit Sport, which she uses on her Cavapoochon, Rossi, because it has been tested and approved by the Center for Pet Safety, a third-party company that does dog-equipment crash tests at 30 mph. The vest’s three-point design evenly distributes force throughout the dog’s torso and minimizes movement, decreasing damage in the event of an accident."

Check out the "Sleepypod Clickit Sport" dog harness at Amazon

Friday, April 19, 2019

I would do my laundry here

Saving a dog from the dogcatcher from r/HumansBeingBros

And here I was paying $$$ for human...

The Best Personal Trainer Might Be a Dog
"Your dog could very well make for a decent fitness coach, according to a new study out Thursday. It found that adults in the UK who owned a dog were fourfold more likely to get the recommended amount of weekly exercise as non-owners."

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

So that's the reason dogs take so long to find a place to poop...

Searching the entire yard for a half hour is him really trying to find the magnetic pole!

"The theory is that a dog creates a map of scents from odiferous sites like a food store or fertilized garden — or even just a hint of an owner’s scent in the ground or air.
Dogs are especially sensitive to the odor of the humans in their lives. One study used MRI imaging to study activity in the caudate nucleus, a brain area associated with the expectation of a reward."

Oh … and, they are magnetically pooping!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Cat Experiencing The Snow

Cat dunk

Don't Eat This!!!

Reddit /r/gifs

"Don't eat this"

Dogs Watch Us Carefully and Read Our Faces Very Well

Psychology Today has a fascinating artilce on the study of dogs and their reaction to human faces

"Research shows that dogs pay particularly close attention to human facial expressions—perhaps because we don’t have tails and our ears don’t move."

Psychology Today has a fascinating article about just how good dogs are at reading human facial experessions, as well as their responses.  Dogs turn to mouth-licking as a way to respond to their perception of our 'angry face.'

Apparently, just like humans, dogs release oxytocin.  They do this when seeing a happy, human face.  This is the 'trust hormone,' which builds bonds in humans … and in dogs!

They even used fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to study dog brains while showing the dogs human faces.  This is non-invasive and harmless to the dogs.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019