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Cognitive Bias in Dogs

Is the glass half-empty or half full? The answer to the question indicates a person’s worldview. Optimists will usually say the glass is half–full, whereas pessimists will usually point out that it’s half–empty. Cognitive bias is the scientific term to describe this phenomenon, but did you know that dogs and many other animals also

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Dog Tail Wags – What do they mean?

The direction your dog wags his tail can tell you about his emotional state. A tail that wags more to the right indicates relaxation and wags more to the left during fear and uncertainty. And contrary to popular belief, wagging tails do not always mean a happy dog.  Dog communication

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“Handedness” in Dogs

Did you know dogs can be left- or right-pawed and that it may affect their personality and aptitude for specific tasks? And did you know dogs are mostly right pawed, on average? According to the largest-ever study of canine paw preference, most dogs are right-pawed. Male dogs are more likely

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