You know that thing you do where you talk to your dog like it's a baby? New research shows that puppies respond well to this silly form of speech, but older dogs couldn't give a crap. So, stop doing it when your dog grows up.
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Video: Barney and Cabot are golden retrievers. The man on the snowboard is Barney and Cabot's dad. Barney and Cabot's dad is using his good boys as transportation. Barney and Cabot are in an fluffy wonderland of unbridled joy. Barney and Cabot's dad can be forgiven for using a selfie-stick because he is filming Barney and Cabot, and no negativity can survive the overwhelming goodness of Barney and Cabot.
When his beloved companion is dognapped, a shirtless shepherd combines his despair with his hidden talents and briefly becomes a chart-topping musician. Meanwhile, his pup takes a wild interstellar journey that involves an incredible transformation. At least, I think that's what happens in Matija Pisačić's Choban.
In order to stuff the perfect turkey, you'll need one cup of celery, one cup of carrots, an axe and a dog, explains prolific inventor Joseph on his YouTube channel. Once you successfully con your dog into chopping veggies for you, you can use that very good boy (or girl) to warm the butter you'll need to lather your turkey in. A true engineering miracle. Watch below.
Video: Here's Jeff Brines and his dog Tucker, just enjoying some bike trails in Targhee, Wyoming. Brines captured this footage of his dog out-racing him and his mountain bike, all while offering loving words of encouragement. Watch Brines pop wheelies and yell "Let's go get it!" at Tucker. They're having a great time.
Remember that heartwarming video showing a dog as it was being petted by a giant polar bear? In a twist that comes as a surprise to no one, a polar bear had to be immobilised last week after it killed and ate a dog from the same sled pack.
Last year Hasbro wowed, and saddened us a little, with a new line of toys targeted at seniors in need of a companion, but without the need for all the mess that comes along with a pet. The first addition to its Joy For All line was a robotic cat, but it's now being joined by a robotic golden retriever that any dog lover would spend hours playing with.
You can probably think of countless reasons why you don't want to take your dog for a walk. It's too cold, you're tired, your arch nemesis lives around the corner — the list goes on and on. But with this double-duty exercise bike and treadmill, you can give your pup a good run without ever stepping outside.
Video: A few months ago, it was reported that Michael Bay cast a poor shelter pup named Freya in the fifth Transformers movie, after reading about her in a UK newspaper. Now the film has released a whole featurette about her starring role, which will no doubt be as exciting as Optimus fighting a dragon and whatever other shenanigans will go on in the film.
I adore my 10-year-old pup. A lot. To the point where my mother dodges my calls on vet days so she doesn't have to hear a breathless blow-by-blow of his every aspirated fatball. But my fixation is, admittedly, less about the dog, and more about the countless pet "gadgets" I'm offered on a daily basis. I, without fail, say "yes please send me your camera that sits on the dog's collar and takes pictures when the dog barks!" I do not know when I will need these devices, but I want to test them.
Video: Maybe you were satisfied with the X-Files revival. Maybe, like me, you were not. Either way, it could have been better. Don't believe me? Consider this: What if it had a dog?
The English Bulldog is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, but it's also one of the unhealthiest. An upsetting new analysis now shows that these stocky, wrinkly-faced dogs lack the genetic diversity required to improve the breed, and that their current level of health is as good as it's ever going to get.
Here lies Sir Meows-A-Lot, beloved pet of Sally, Ted, Nancy and Job. He was a good cat who was stolen from us too early. Maybe if we hadn't bought an internet connected pet feeder before our holiday to the Bahamas, Sir Meows-A-Lot would still be here today. But we did, and then a network outage cut off his food supply. Rest in peace, buddy.
Boston Dynamics' SpotMini is the first robo-dog small enough to be your family's first artificial pet — but it's still about the size of a German Shepherd. What if you want a robo-dog that's small enough to carry in a shoulder bag as a yappy fashion accessory? Say hello to PneuHound, which could very well be the world's first robotic chihuahua.