Stray Dog Movie

Why Istanbul’s Stray Dogs Have Become International Icons

Documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Lo’s first full-length feature is a masterpiece. KEY POINTS The relationships that stray dogs form with local communicates provide important information about dog-human interactions.A new documentary shows that stereotypes about free-ranging dogs being aggressive and a nuisance are misleading and harmful.It has been illegal to euthanize or capture any stray dog in Turkey since 2004.Turkey's model provides an...

Dog Portraits That Will Delight You And Have Your Dog In Stitches

Liz's Passion For Making And Creating Dog Portraits were not something Liz Leadbetter was considering as a career 10 years ago although she had always loved dogs. She had always loved making and creating too and so one morning in 2011 she attended a local mixed/media/textile class where she met many other like-minded ladies. There her lovely teacher Sue taught Liz...
senior dog

A Salute to Senior Dogs: Elders Can Teach Us New Tricks, Too

An interview with filmmaker Gorman Bechard about "Seniors a Dogumentary." Senior dogs are "in," as they should be. .ugb-619c3f7 .ugb-blockquote__quote{width:70px !important;height:70px !important}Your face may hurt from smiling throughout the majority of this film and, although there are a few instances that may bring a few tears, it is well worth it to experience the dedication and tribute given to these sweet...
myths about dogs

The Downside of Myths About Dogs

Tales that wag the dog negatively affect dog-human relationships. KEY POINTS Oversimplified explanations of what makes dogs tick are very often misleading, and usually dogs pay the price for these misunderstandings.There is a lot of variation in dogs' personalities, and there is no "universal" canine mind that can explain how dogs should behave.Being dog literate, perhaps especially for first-time pandemic dog...
Cane Corso

The Cane Corso: A Companion Dog That’s Fearless And Loyal

The Cane Corso may look fearsome Approaching a Cane Corso if you don't know the breed can be a daunting if not worrying prospect. I met one recently - huge and black and from afar thought it was the biggest, brawniest Black Labrador I had ever seen. As I drew closer it was plain to see that it was not...
signs a dog is in pain

Is Your Dog in Pain?

A new book will help you answer this question. By the time my dog Ody was thirteen, he had really begun to look like an old dog. Not only had his dark red coat turned a lighter shade from all the white hairs, but he was covered with lumps and skin tags and was missing quite a few teeth. Old Man...
human-animal relationships

Seven Reasons for Unsuccessful Human-Animal Relationships

When the human-animal bond fails We often hear the phrase “human-animal bond.” “Bond” seems to imply that all is warm and fuzzy and positive. But not all human-companion animal relationships are successful. There are complications and, at times, relationships that are downright unsuccessful. Some people who acquire a pet for themselves or for a child have no real capacity to...
Dog Stress Eating

Is Your Dog a Stress-Eater?

A new paper examines emotional eating in companion dogs Food and feelings are intimately intertwined, often in ways that challenge our well-being and our waistlines. Emotional eating, or “stress eating,” is when we use eating to soothe negative emotions. When Bridget Jones plops down on the couch with a huge tub of ice cream after her latest emotional love-disaster, this is...
dog muzzle

Why Muzzle Training Your Dog Is A Good Idea

Comfortably wearing a muzzle is a useful skill for all companion dogs. If you perform an internet search for images of “dog muzzle,” you’ll likely pull up a collection of photos showing large, powerful dogs snarling behind a Hannibal Lecter-style face cage, providing confirmation for one of the most persistent stereotypes related to companion dogs: Muzzles are for vicious dogs...

Do Dogs Understand the Consequences of Their Own Actions?

New research shows they do, as do other ecologically valid studies. For the past few days, my email inbox has been ringing with references to a recent study by a team of Hungarian researchers called "Dogs (Canis familiaris) recognize their own body as a physical obstacle" published in Scientific Reports and available online.1 To conduct their novel and clever research, Rita Lenkei and her...
are dogs telepathic

A Dog That Seems To Know When His Owner is Coming Home

Videotaped Experiments and Observations Journal of Scientific Exploration 14, 233-255 (2000)by Rupert Sheldrake and Pamela Smart Introduction Many dog owners claim that their animal knows when a member of the household is about to come home. Typically, the dog is said to go and wait at a door, window or gate while the person is on the way home (Sheldrake, 1994, 1999a). Random household...
are dogs more loyal than cats

Are Cats More Socially Inept Than Dogs?

We don't know because of large individual differences among cats and dogs. During the past few days, I've received a number of emails about an essay by Live Science writer Yasemin Saplakoglu called "Cats are too socially inept to be loyal." For headline readers who don't go on to read much more—and sadly there are far too many for whatever reasons—one could easily...

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