Episode #71 by Real.Dog/Box
Did you know…. Stray dogs in Russia have learned how to ride the complex subway system, and get off at specific stops in search of food.
Hawaiian resorts are hosting shelter dogs that guests can win a stay with- “Wags to Riches”. Three luxury resorts in Hawaii have partnered with the local Humane Society to create a competition where the top 16 fundraisers will be able to win a stay with a shelter dog. The ‘Wags to Riches’ campaign includes a stay at the Four Seasons among others. Additionally the winners will get to choose the dog they get to stay the night with.
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Archaeologists uncover earliest evidence of domesticated dogs in Arabian Peninsula. Researchers found the dog’s bones in a burial site that is one of the earliest monumental tombs identified in the Arabian Peninsula. The research team detected the sites by using satellite imagery and aerial photography.26 fragments of a single dog’s bones were found, alongside bones from 11 humans – six adults, an adolescent and four children. The dog’s bones showed signs of arthritis, which suggests the animal lived with the humans into its middle or old age, andwere dated to between circa 4200 and 4000 BCE. Rock art found in the region indicates that the Neolithic inhabitants used dogs when hunting ibex, and other animals.
Your Dog May Get Jealous Even if It Just Imagines You Petting Another Dog. 80% owners say they experience jealousy from their dogs from time to time. Recent research is suggesting that jealousy can be triggered even if the rival for affection and attention is out of sight. "Research has supported what many dog owners firmly believe – dogs exhibit jealous behavior when their human companion interacts with a potential rival," says psychologist Amalia Bastos from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Pet dogs in Bronze Age given vegetarian diets! Do not ever try this at home, but it looks like Bronze Age dogs were vegetarians! According to a study of protein in 3,000-year-old canine bones that is. A new study published in the Journal of World Prehistory shows that in the diet of 36 dogs, 10 of the dogs whose remains were tested were omnivores, primarily fed cereal grains like millet. On the other hand 17 of the dogs showed signs of eating almost no animal flesh, which was hard to determine if this was just showing the cattle they guarded, or their diet. With no need to tear meat, Neolithic dogs evolved to have weaker jaws than their wolf ancestors, making their jaws better suited to crushing grains.
Robot dogs are gaining popularity in more than one department. French soldiers are using robot dogs in combat exercises, while the University of California is beginning to expand their usage for seeing eye dogs. The French soldiers used these dogs on a two day reconnaissance training exercise, once without the dogs, and once with the robot dogs. Although the results were mixed, they do plan to continue training with the dogs. In California, they are having far better results. This specific dog has mapping capabilities and successfully is able to guide a blindfolded person out of confined spaces without hassle!
Will sheep dogs need to learn how to fly? FARM quality assurance programs could one day specify the use of drones rather than dogs or motorbikes to muster livestock, after research showing mustering with an unmanned aerial vehicle was less stressful for sheep and goats. The video shows how the drone is able to quickly and efficiently herd the sheep. One issue they have discovered is that the drone is unable to lift sheep, so they will still have to involve vehicles for some herding scenarios. So will dogs no longer be used for this task?
After accident, dog adapts by learning to walk on hind legs. Dexter, a 6 year old Brittany Spaniel has more than 60k followers on instagram, and 215k viewers on TikTok known for walking on his hind legs. In 2016, Dexter was sniffing for a deer at a nearby park, and darted out into the road. This resulted in a truck running over his front two legs. The vet believed Dexter had a chance, so they amputated one leg, and put pins in the other. After multiple surgeries, and physical therapy, Dexter started trying to walk on two legs, instead of using his third.
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