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Canine Behavior

New Study Shows Dogs Can Spot A Liar

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Science

Dogs are certainly no dummies when it comes to understanding humans. Canines can understand our voice commands and know what it means when we poin...

Here's More Proof That Dogs Can Totally Read Our Facial Expressions

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.13.2015 | Science

Fluffy really does know what that big grin or frustrated frown on your face means. At least, that's according to a new study that suggests dogs can...

Why Your Dog Kicks His Hind Leg When You Rub His Belly

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.20.2014 | Science

Fido just can't help himself. Each time you scratch that sweet spot on his belly, his hind leg starts kicking like crazy--but why? Ultimately, it's...

Scientists Find Another Way Pooches Are Just Like People

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science

Some see the bowl as half-empty; for other dogs, it's half-full. At least that's what researchers at The University of Sydney in Australia say. The...

Like a Handshake, but with Noses and Butts

Sara Reusche | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Sara Reusche

In our society, a handshake is the standard greeting for meeting new people. Dogs also have a standard greeting ritual, but as scent-oriented creatures their ritual varies slightly from ours.

Is Lip-licking Beagle a Threat to Baby?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 01.13.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

It's ironic that understanding these signals is absolutely crucial for dog owners, and yet they're not commonly taught or discussed. In a situation such as the beagle-baby one, had the owner's mind not been put at ease, the dog might have lost his home.

Social Facilitation: When Two Dogs Are Better Than One

Nicole Wilde | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
Nicole Wilde

Even if he doesn't get involved in the action the first time around, chances are, with repeated exposure, he'll learn from the other dog that the person is no one to fear.

WATCH: Super-Cute Puppy School Is Now In Session

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.11.2013 | Good News

A furry puppy doing anything is usually pretty cute. But a timid, furry puppy learning from an older dog how to climb down stairs is in-your-face prec...

10 Dumbest College Classes In America | David Moye | Posted 03.05.2015 | Weird News

The economy is terrible and will probably be limping along for years. But are today's snot-faced college punks preparing for a brutal job market? No. ...

Can Your Dog Read Your Mind?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living

Can your dog read your mind? That was the question posed in a recent study published in the journal Learning and Behavior about canine behavior. The ...