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articles by: Megan, selected from The Bark

Do Animals Have Emotions?

By Marc Bekoff, PhD, The Bark One of the hottest questions in the study of animal behavior is, "Do animals have emotions?" And the simple and correct answer is, "Of course they do." Just look at …

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Is Your Dog Happy?

By Julia Kamysz Lane The next time your dog greets you when you come home, closely watch his tail. Scientists have discovered that a happy dog will wag harder to the right and an anxious dog wi…

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For Dogs, Actions Count

By Sophia Yin, DVM, The Bark My suspicions were confirmed on December 26, 2002, while at the Metreon Theater in San Francisco. As the youngest in the family, my job was to wait in line for ticke…

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Canine Intellect

By Claudia Kawczynska, The Bark The internationally renowned Hungarian scientist Vilmos Csanyi studies canine behavior and intelligence at Etovos Lorand University in Budapest, where he chairs t…

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Household Pollutants and Pets

By Susan McGrath, The Bark My pal Joplin is a canine lint trap. Dust and dirt and bits of fluff leap at her from sidewalk and sofa as though her cushy black coat were exerting an irresistible gra…

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Dancing Dogs

By Julia Kamysz Lane, The Bark When you've done canine freestyle as long as Kris Hurley of Oklahoma, you're bound to have some funny stories. Most of them involve her seven-year-old Pug/Dachshu…

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5 Running Games To Play With Your Dog

Just as the iconic image of the Great Dad shows him playing catch with his kids, the iconic image of the Great Dog Guardian would show a person running around with a dog. A few minutes- or even a few …

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Saving the Dogs of Bali

By Twig Mowatt, The Bark On a steamy June morning, employees of the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) are engaged in one of the most rewarding parts of the job: delivering puppies to an en…

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Rescue, Doubled

By Lisa Wade McCormick Cody was an uncontrollable puppy nobody wanted. But now, the spirited Golden Retriever is one of the most highly trained search dogs in the country. This is his amazing ta…

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Are Your Dog’s Toys Safe?

By  Sheila Pell, The Bark They make the world go round. They make it bounce, roll and soar. They're objects that inspire play, enrich training, ease boredom and curb problem behaviors. Toys, ac…

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