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I am excited to announce that TODAY Dog Spies has moved to the Scientific American Blog Network! Link to Dog Spies new home on Scientific AmericanMost importantly, the dogs have been notified. All of them. And they are okay with it. The reason the dogs are okay with it is that Scientific American has a vast network of blogs and bloggers who cover everything from the mind and the heart to literary psychology, and slime, slime molds and nanothingamabobs. Jesse Bering and Becky […]
(Source)Those in the field of canine behavior and cognition see the word “C-BARQ”, and that means something to us. We know it is not short for “See Spot bark.” Instead it stands for Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire — a questionnaire providing dog owners and dog professionals with standardized evaluations of canine temperament and behavior.Dog Behavior QuestionnaireThe C-BARQ was developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the […]
In sticking with our recent theme, “Return of the crotch,” this week I give you, Return of Priya Motupalli. Priya is an animal welfare scientist studying dairy cattle behavior and welfare. Back in 2011 she enlightened Dog Spies readers about her research investigating cow preference for different housing systems. This is her second guest blog post on Dog Spies. If you’re wondering what’s the connection between cows and dogs, read on... (Source)RECENTLY I’ve been fascinated with […]
Project: Play with Your Dog -- Join us!When kids go to college, many parents have alcohol-related concerns about binge drinking or drunk driving. When I went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison -- ironically, a school known for football, cheese curds and alcohol consumption -- my mom’s biggest concern was that I would join a psychology experiment where electrodes would be attached to my body, I would be injected with Red Dye Number 3 and then infected with smallpox. Oddly enough, this […]
This is the third installment in the Crotch Series. For earlier crotch talk, check out: Part 1: Oh, hello! Why yes, that’s my crotch!Part 2: Why is a stranger’s crotch more interesting than mine? Do you know this famous crotch?For humans, our crotches are called “private parts” for a reason. What lies between our legs is our most personal and controlled area, brought into the spotlight by few, like comedians and young pop stars. Dogs didn’t seem to get the crotch […]
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