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2009-08-09 09:35:00

Although you wouldn't want one to balance your checkbook, dogs can count.They can also understand more than 150 words and intentionally deceive other dogs and people to get treats, according to psychologist and leading canine researcher Stanley Coren, PhD, of the University of British Columbia. He spoke Saturday on the topic "How Dogs Think" at the American Psychological Association's 117th Annual Convention.Coren, author of more than a half-dozen popular books on dogs and dog behavior, has...

2009-08-08 21:39:55

Dogs are as bright as a human toddler, a Canadian canine researcher told the American Psychological Association Saturday. Stanley Coren of the University of British Columbia, speaking on the topic How dogs think, said the average dog can understand about 150 words and signs and can practice intentional deceit on dogs and people. We all want insight into how our furry companions think, and we want to understand the silly, quirky and apparently irrational behaviors Lassie or Rover demonstrate,...

2009-08-07 08:58:27

Although you wouldn't want one to balance your checkbook, dogs can count. They also can understand more than 150 words and will intentionally deceive other dogs and people to get treats, according to psychologist and leading canine researcher Stanley Coren, PhD, of the University of British Columbia.Coren, author of popular books on dogs and dog behavior, has reviewed numerous studies to conclude that dogs have the ability to solve complex problems and are more like humans and other higher...

2008-09-08 15:00:43

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2008) - One aspect of The Pet Network will never change; the digital channel will continue providing the world's only television network devoted to pets. However, consummate viewers of the channel will notice distinct differences in the program landscape, when the broadcaster launches its fall schedule on September 22nd. "The Pet Network's primetime schedule is 70% new programming," says Head of Programming Rosemary Fusca, "We had opportunities to...


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