Here’s Why Your Dog Listens to You

Here’s Why Your Dog Listens to You
Article from ABC News:

A long time ago, when early humans and something akin to today’s dogs found each other useful, it led to a remarkable marriage between two very different species that must have been made for each other.

In the latest in a series of discoveries showing the extraordinary compatibility of dogs and humans, scientists have found that our brains are wired in a similar way to process the sound of the human voice.

The findings also partly explain why your dog knows you’re leaving on a trip before you are sure yourself.

Canines, the research shows, are very good at picking up on emotional cues from the master, which won’t come as a shock to anyone who has ever owned a dog.

But what’s really surprising about the research is how it was carried out.

Eleven dogs had to be trained to lie motionless, unrestrained, inside a brain scanner for three six-minute sessions while the contraption made clanking noises loud enough to scare Attila the Hun.

That’s surprising, because other research shows dogs are especially frightened by loud or unusual noises. The earmuffs worn by the dog probably did not block out all the noise.

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New Jersey teen, 13, killed by 115-pound dog that also attacked another teen …
Article from New York Daily News:

A raging bullmastiff killed a 13-year-old boy and wounded two others during a bloody afternoon attack in Paterson, N.J., officials said Saturday.

The 115-pound dog, which officials said has since been “humanely euthanized,” also bit a second 13-year-old boy and attacked its owner, who was forced to stab the beast to subdue it, New Jersey authorities said.

The attack happened near Sherwood Ave. in the city’s Hillcrest section at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday when the dog, who was apparently loose, lunged at the two boys.

Paul Clarke via Facebook

Paul Clarke of Paterson, N.J., and bullmastiff Trigger in a Facebook photo. Neighbors say the dog that killed a 13-year-old boy lived at Clarke’s address.

It bit one of the boys in the hand, then began chasing the teens, who split off in opposite directions.

The second boy was found dead at about 11 p.m., after his family reported him missing.


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Dispute with college centers on service dog
17 while he was sitting at the Hard Drive Cafe with his service dog Lucky and told him to remove the animal from the Clearwater campus, he was “flabbergasted” that they acted “in violation of federal law.” Smith says he was asked to remove the dog from …

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