When you do the math, behavior evaluations flunk

Posted on August 22, 2016May 31, 2022Categories News, Research & PublicationsTags , ,   Leave a comment on When you do the math, behavior evaluations flunk

Article authors demonstrate why when a shelter dog tests positive for dangerous behavior, it is much more likely that the test has failed the dog, rather than the dog having failed the test.

Article authors demonstrate why when a shelter dog tests positive for dangerous behavior, it is much more likely that the test has failed the dog, rather than the dog having failed the test.

How to Use National Canine Research Council’s Website

Posted on August 2, 2016May 31, 2022Categories News, Research & Publications, UncategorizedTags , ,   Leave a comment on How to Use National Canine Research Council’s Website

National Canine Research Council’s website is complete with both familiar & new research and resources. Included in the change is an evolution into a canine behavior science and policy think tank.

National Canine Research Council’s website is complete with both familiar & new research and resources. Included in the change is an evolution into a canine behavior science and policy think tank.

About the National Canine Research Council Research Library

Posted on July 7, 2016March 18, 2021Categories News, Research & Publications, UncategorizedTags ,   Leave a comment on About the National Canine Research Council Research Library

National Canine Research Council’s Research Library houses, in one searchable database, scholarly materials in our areas of interest and expertise.

National Canine Research Council’s Research Library houses, in one searchable database, scholarly materials in our areas of interest and expertise.

The Telephone, Science, and Dogs

Posted on July 7, 2016March 18, 2021Categories News, Research & PublicationsTags   Leave a comment on The Telephone, Science, and Dogs

In the press and in the academic literature, a complex version of Telephone is played every day. If not diligently and knowledgeably researched, reports in the press and the scientific literature may distort messages contained in the underlying reports they are citing.

In the press and in the academic literature, a complex version of Telephone is played every day. If not diligently and knowledgeably researched, reports in the press and the scientific literature may distort messages contained in the underlying reports they are citing.

Are you happy? Disgusted? Your dog can tell the difference

Posted on August 27, 2014March 18, 2021Categories Research & Publications   Leave a comment on Are you happy? Disgusted? Your dog can tell the difference

Once again researchers at the Family Dog Project in Hungary have confirmed an ability that dog lovers have long suspected in our canine companions. In an ingenious series of experiments the Eötvös Loránd University ethologists demonstrated that dogs can discriminate between human expressions of happiness, disgust, and simply blank indifference. [1] They built on earlier studies which had shown that dogs can tell the difference between smiling and “blank” photos of their owners’ faces, but did not recognize these differences on … Continue reading “Are you happy? Disgusted? Your dog can tell the difference”

Breed-Specific Legislation is myth-based and ineffective according to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

Posted on August 4, 2014May 31, 2022Categories News   Leave a comment on Breed-Specific Legislation is myth-based and ineffective according to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

AVSAB released a position statement expressing their opposition to breed-specific legislation.

AVSAB released a position statement expressing their opposition to breed-specific legislation.

New Edition of “Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions”

Posted on July 14, 2014March 18, 2021Categories News, Research & PublicationsTags , ,   Leave a comment on New Edition of “Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions”

Second edition of “Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions” Released.

Second edition of “Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions” Released.

Breed-specific legislation on the decline

Posted on June 25, 2014March 18, 2021Categories News, Research & PublicationsTags ,   Leave a comment on Breed-specific legislation on the decline

  Breed-Specific Legislation on the Decline : 5 more states no longer allow BSL & more than 7x as many U.S. Municipalities repealed or rejected proposed BSL, than enacted it between: January 2012 – May 2014. The national trend is moving steadily away from breed-specific legislation (BSL) and toward breed neutral laws that hold all owners equally accountable for the humane care, custody and control of their dogs. The list of states that are considering and passing legislation to preempt municipalities from … Continue reading “Breed-specific legislation on the decline”

National Canine Research Council & Safe Humane Selected As Winners In The 35th Annual Telly Awards

Posted on June 17, 2014March 18, 2021Categories NewsTags ,   Leave a comment on National Canine Research Council & Safe Humane Selected As Winners In The 35th Annual Telly Awards

The Telly Awards has named the National Canine Research Council and Safe Humane as a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards, Employee Communications and Training categories, for their piece titled “Police & Dog Encounters Video Training Series.” With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. The video training series, produced by Karl Productions, provides officers with hands-on skills and information to protect themselves, the public and the dogs they encounter in … Continue reading “National Canine Research Council & Safe Humane Selected As Winners In The 35th Annual Telly Awards”