Doctor Dogs

Congratulations to ten dogs located in China for receiving their “doctorate”! Or should it be “dogtorate”? Ten dogs have been awarded the title of ‘doctor’ in China for their public welfare activities, such as spreading happiness in rest homes and children rehabilitation centres for those suffering from autism. Animals Asia Foundation does the awarding. A…

Busy Brains!

We’ve known this, but as time goes on we’re getting more proof. Our brains are very, very busy!! Discover Magazine this month has an article (subscription only) by David Eagleman about our brains, and it highlights a fascinating way of learning connected with implicit memory that should resonate with us at Animal University. The article…

Photo Fun

I ran across this little photo essay of “The secret life of the Harvest Mouse” on the Telegraph. I recommend it. What fun!

Dogs: They’re Watching You!

➢ Recognizing that human behavior is worth watching. ➢ Surmising that not all humans act similarly. ➢ Guaging the difference between a request and a demand. ➢ Acting appropriately when given the chance. All of these thinking behaviors are on display with this study I read in Discover magazine concerning dogs. This is the heading…

A Skeptic Starts to Believe

I board my horses in a perfect setting. There is pasture, space, loving caretakers and peace and quiet. John and Jill, the owners, (names have been changed to protect identities) read each horse as the individual they are. They share stories with us of things we miss during the days. They notice every little thing…