Domesticated Animals

How Do Some Dogs Learn Words So Quickly?

How Do Some Dogs Learn Words So Quickly?

Vicky Nina, a Yorkshire terrier, and Whisky, a border collie, were given a straightforward task that few dogs can complete: Amid a trove of toys the two pets were already familiar with, they had to identify a new toy by name — more specifically, by the fact that it was…

More Evidence That Dogs ‘See’ The World With Their Powerful Noses

More Evidence That Dogs ‘See’ The World With Their Powerful Noses

Dogs are equipped with a powerful sense of smell, but scientists haven’t been sure if our canine companions are capable of linking an aroma or scent to a physical object. New research suggests this is very much the case, and that dogs form a mental picture in their mind of…