Archive for Dogs

Unbelievable but True Story: Polar bear petting dog in Churchill, Manitoba

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

13 nov. 2016

Copyright © David de Meulles


For all the people wondering. This dog and bear are both alive. This bear was by a dog sanctuary located 15kms out of town. There is over 50 dogs out there.

They are tied up so they cant run all over the land. These are the last dogs of there bred and are being looked after by brian ladoon in Churchill Manitoba.

Dont let media fool you. Manitoba conservation has also checked this area alot. And have never said its animal cruelty. These dogs are very happy. You can even pet them. Brian goes out and feeds the dogs everyday. He is very passionate about what he does.

 

Their Masters’ Voices: Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , on August 30, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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What did she say?

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When you praise a dog, it’s listening not just to the words you say but also how you say them.

That might not be huge news to dog owners. But now scientists have explored this phenomenon by using an imaging machine to peek inside the brains of 13 dogs as they listened to their trainer’s voice.

The reward pathway in the dogs’ brains lit up when they heard both praising words and an approving intonation — but not when they heard random words spoken in a praising tone or praise words spoken in a flat tone, according to a report in the journal Science.

“Dogs process both what we say and how we say it in a way which is amazingly similar to how human brains do,” says Attila Andics, a neuroscientist at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary.

TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/30/491935800/their-masters-voices-dogs-understand-tone-and-meaning-of-words

 

Duck cheers up dog who was depressed for two years after his best friend died

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , on August 25, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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George and his duck are now the best of friends. (Picture: Facebook/Jacquie Litton)

Two years ago, George the dog lost his best friend, a labrador named Blackie.

They’d been best friends for twelve years. They played together, lived together, and loved each other.

When Blackie died, George’s owner, Jacquie Litton, said that George was overcome with grief. He fell into a serious sad spell, refusing to play or run around the way he used to.

But then a few weeks ago, a duck showed up. And everything changed.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/08/20/duck-cheers-up-dog-who-was-depressed-for-two-years-after-his-best-friend-died-6080282/#ixzz4IM3sDrLQ

Unconditional Love: Mother Dogs & their Puppies

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , , on August 21, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Pictures of mothers and doggies that need no comment. It is pure Love and Bliss. Oh I love those puppies

Surprise: Dogs would rather get a belly rub than a treat

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , on August 15, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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When training dogs, a pat on the head may be more effective than a treat. A new study suggests that most dogs respond more positively to praise than to food.

Researchers scanned (pictured) the brains of 15 dogs of various breeds while presenting objects paired with rewards.

For example, after the scientists showed the canines a toy car, their owners would praise them. In other tests, the researchers gave the dogs a toy horse and a piece of hot dog.

The scans revealed that when praised, 13 of the dogs showed equal or greater levels of brain activity in the region that controls decision-making and signals rewards than when they received food, the scientists will report in an upcoming issue of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

In a follow-up test, the team set up a Y-shaped maze with the dogs’ owners on one side and a bowl of treats on the other. Although most of the canines preferred to go the direction of their owner for a belly rub, the dogs that showed a greater reaction to food in the scanner consistently chose food in the maze.

TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/dogs-would-rather-get-belly-rub-treat

Chill out…- 30 Minutes of Best Dog and Puppy Fails!

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , on June 19, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

Shelter Dog Saves Friend Scheduled For Euthanasia After Hug Goes Viral! Bravo to Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , on July 23, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Shelter dogs and best friends Kala and Keira were scheduled to be euthanized on Monday, when Angels Among Us Pet Rescue posted this photo of the two having a hug in a last ditch attempt to get them a new home

Unsurprisingly, the image was shared thousands of times, and made it onto the Facebook feed of a local resident, who arrived at the shelter two hours after the picture went up and adopted both Kala and Keira.

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