Dog Life

  • How to boost your dogs confidence

    As humans, we are no strangers to confidence issues. What is less familiar is the animal expression of the problem. Indeed, many pets suffer from lack of courage, but owners don’t always know how to address them. The nature of confidence issues in dogs is diverse. Causes can range from severe trauma, like an abusive past, to more subtle sources, like environmental cues. Dogs also express their lack of confidence in myriad ways, from shyness to physical submission in facing a threat.

  • Do dogs have empathy?

    The most adorable video to have graced the internet in a long time demonstrates once again how awesome dogs are. It shows a remorseful puppy, after taking one of his infant owner’s precious possessions, showering a crying baby with mounds of her favorite toys. The pup’s desire for atonement illustrates his high level of attunement with his human family.

  • Do dogs dream?

    In mysticism, science and everyday life, dreams are invariable in the fascination they inspire. Thanks to research, we now have a better understanding of sleep and its physiological underpinnings, but existential questions still abound. When it comes to animals, especially our cuddly canine friends, the same wonderment arises.

  • 4 Reasons Dogs are Better than Humans

    Friendships are an important yet challenging part of being human. The years of emotional and time investment you spend connecting with someone can be lost in just a few seconds, degrading the grandest source of joy into sadness. Yet, the need for communion persists beyond the risk of emotional distress.

  • Man's Best Friend

    “Man’s best friend” has been the canine companion’s pseudonym for decades. It is not hard to understand why—dogs are playful, loyal and absolutely adorable friends to have. Yet the breadth of canine companionship’s benefits is overlooked. Beyond contributing fluffy boisterous amusement, dogs also help maintain emotional health.

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