September 1, 2018A new study – Timmy’s In The Well: Empathy And Prosocial Helping In Dogs – takes what’s known about canine empathy another step; it suggests that not only will dogs try to help someone in distress, they will overcome obstacles to do so.
July 23, 2018Columnist Ellen Whyte first met Kira the Retriever, her mum’s neighbour, seven years ago. She was just a pup back then. On a recent holiday to visit her mum in Spain, Ellen wondered if Kira would remember her.
November 30, 2016We are routinely told that animals are different than us. Because of this, it can be difficult for some people to understand that pets share many of our needs.
A common misconception is that animals are happy with basics like food and water, and for the rest are like children who must be controlled. This kind of thinking leads to...